August 29, 2016

Hal Biestek-Flying To Save Sight

No one would have faulted Hal Biestek for just kicking back and enjoying retirement after an aviation… [more]

Hal Biestek-Flying To Save Sight Hal Biestek-Flying To Save Sight

Cameron King

Less than seventy two hours after the earthquake struck Haiti, Cameron King was unloading a Piper Aztec… [more]

Cameron King Cameron King

SouthWings

It only takes one flight to discover a simple but powerful truth. There is no better way to see the effect… [more]

SouthWings SouthWings

Doug Vincent

What happened to air traffic on the morning of 9/11 was unprecedented. Within hours of the attacks on… [more]

Doug Vincent Doug Vincent

Roger Krenzin

Teaching...the most noble profession. Though Roger Krenzin has been a mission pilot, a soldier, and… [more]

Roger Krenzin Roger Krenzin

Air Care Alliance

"The voice of public benefit flying." The Air Care Alliance  (ACA) is now 21 years old, but… [more]

Air Care Alliance Air Care Alliance

Michele McGuire

In just over 500 hours of flying Michele McGuire has helped save over 200 lives... the small furry kind. She… [more]

Michele McGuire Michele McGuire

Pilots N Paws

"We need to do something!"  With that simple statement, a great idea came to life and Pilots N Paws… [more]

Pilots N Paws Pilots N Paws

JAARS

One of the first things people ask about JAARS is "where does the name come from?", and for that, you… [more]

JAARS JAARS

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Hal Biestek-Flying To Save Sight

No one would have faulted Hal Biestek for just kicking back and enjoying retirement after an aviation career of nearly 40 years in the military and then flying and instructing for United Airlines. He could have just indulged his passion for restoring  award-winning cars and added more trophies to the shelf. Instead, he has chosen […]

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Cameron King

Less than seventy two hours after the earthquake struck Haiti, Cameron King was unloading a Piper Aztec on the ramp at the airport in Port-au-Prince. In the near chaos of the first days, only a few people took notice of King who looked more like a teenager than a young woman of 23 years. But […]

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SouthWings

It only takes one flight to discover a simple but powerful truth. There is no better way to see the effect of the hand of man upon nature than to view it from above.  For good or bad, the big picture is easily revealed, and the knowledge gained from that perspective provides insight that can […]

Doug Vincent portrait

Doug Vincent

What happened to air traffic on the morning of 9/11 was unprecedented. Within hours of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, and then the crash of United 93, the only aircraft left in the air over the continental United States were operated by the military, the government and official rescue units. […]

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Roger Krenzin

Teaching…the most noble profession. Though Roger Krenzin has been a mission pilot, a soldier, and an aircraft mechanic working in remote areas  throughout the world, if you want to see his eyes light up, ask him about being a teacher. More specifically, a teacher of others who use airplanes on behalf of JAARS, a mission […]

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Air Care Alliance

“The voice of public benefit flying.” The Air Care Alliance  (ACA) is now 21 years old, but you’d be hard pressed to find another 21-year-old with such an impact on so many lives. Like other organizations that truly fulfill their missions, ACA was the product of visionaries; people who understood that charitable aviation groups would […]

Michele McGuire with Cooper and her Skyhawk

Michele McGuire

In just over 500 hours of flying Michele McGuire has helped save over 200 lives… the small furry kind. She didn’t start flying to save dogs and cats on missions for organizations like Pilots N Paws, but now she can’t imagine not using her Cessna Skyhawk to move endangered animals from high-kill shelters to the […]

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Pilots N Paws

“We need to do something!”  With that simple statement, a great idea came to life and Pilots N Paws was born.  The online  program that unites volunteer pilots with animal rescue organizations grew out of one woman’s need to make a home for a Doberman that had been rescued in Florida. Debi Boies had recently […]

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JAARS

One of the first things people ask about JAARS is “where does the name come from?”, and for that, you have to go back more than 60 years to the beginning of what was then called “Jungle Aviation and Radio Service”.  In fact, the organization had its roots much earlier in William Townsend’s first trip […]