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Aviation Articles for September 9, 2011


Here are some articles that you may have missed this week:

Gilmore Red Lion at Floyd Bennet Field

Oyster Bay = Aviation
This one is from the Anton News. Oyster Bay New York has been a big part in Naval Aviation History – this article tells you a little about it.


Never seek advice from someone who has never done what you want to do
This is from in Everett, WA. What do you do when you have a brand new pilot’s license and good business sense? For one, don’t follow the advice you are given…

It’s nice to see that historic Floyd Bennet Field is still home to aviation lovers.
This is from Brooklyn Ink. Floyd Bennet Field opened as New York City’s first commercial airport in 1931. It was the starting point for record-breaking flights by such aviation luminaries as Amelia Earhart, Jackie Cochran, Laura Ingalls, Wiley Post, Howard Hughes, Roscoe Turner, Douglas Corrigan and John Glenn. Now it is part of the Gateway National Recreation Area, contains a small aviation museum and is home to a large RC model aircraft operation.

A Master Pilot Story
This is from Hartford, SD. Earle Geide, 86, was just awarded the FAA Master Pilot Award. It sounds like he’s a quiet, unassuming man – who has been flying safely for 66 years. Nice story.

Navy Flight Training – Part 1
Navy Flight Training – Part 2
These links are from the Aberdeen News in South Dakota. Gerald Krueger is a columnist for the paper there, publishing a column each Monday. He writes about the things he has done in his life (and sometime things he hasn’t done). He has penned a couple of articles on his Navy flight training – these are the links. If you visit the site from time to time you can find his past columns by using their site search for his name.