Tag Archives: Pilots
Former B-25 bomber pilot Art Kimber holds a photo of himself from his Army Air Corps days before taking a flight on the Aluminum Overcast B-17 in Hayward, Calif. Monday, May 7, 2012. (Kristopher Skinner/Staff)

Flying Fortress Makes Annual Stop in East Bay

Before this week, the last time Art Kimber clambered out of a B-17 Flying Fortress, it was 1945 and he was a 20-year-old being ferried home to Fremont from the European Theater after V-E Day. A B-25 pilot, Kimber and his crew had specialized in blowing up bridges on the mountainous border between Italy and […]

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Yes, this is for real. John Klatt and Jeff Boerboon of the Air National Guard's Aerobatic Team fly in formation with 2011 U.S. National Aerobatic Champion Rob Holland. T-G reporter Mitchell Petty (center) kept his lunch down on the wild ride over Rutherford County yesterday. The trio of pilots will perform at The Great Tennessee Air Show in Smyrna on Saturday and Sunday.

The WILD Blue Yonder

“Are you ready?” they asked. “Oh, yeah!” I said, quasi-confidently as I tried to keep my voice from crackling while the crew outfitted me with a parachute and strapped me into the seat. “Don’t touch this lever, that button or that strap,” they said. “Unless the pilot tells you to bail — then pull this, […]

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Jim Trusty

From the Logbook: Flying… Is It Worth Staying Healthy For?

With the ever-changing medical rules in our profession, the Federal Aviation Administration is trying to close down yet another accident avenue before it gets a chance to rear its ugly head.  They know, and so do we, that pilots in general do not eat good, nutritious food and are not necessarily prone to exercise.  Consequently, […]

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Dave Ramsey, wearing cap, helps children into his 1952 Cessna 195 while at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s annual Young Eagle Day at the Wetumpka Airport in Elmore on Saturday. / Photos by Lloyd Gallman/Advertiser

Flight Fancy: EAA 822 Fly-In Sparks Imagination for Tomorrow’s Pilots

Five years ago, 14-year-old Savannah Weaver of Millbrook was sitting in the back seat of a little Cessna Aircraft on the runway at Wetumpka Municipal Airport, nervous but eager to take her inaugural air flight. Saturday at that same spot, Weaver was sitting in the front seat of a similar Cessna, no longer nervous but […]

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