Untold Aviation Adventure Stories
Alberta Air Tours at Airventure
We had the privilege of speaking in front of the entire Oshkosh crowd, and taking our message of spreading General Aviation. Scott couldn't make it, but the rest of the Air Tour crew got up on the podium and talked about the tour and all of the benefits.
You can see my video about the air tours here: https://youtu.be/kUM9ddHmTRM
How to win championships, with Thomas Lockwood
We talk to Thomas Lockwood of OneMoment racing about his involvement in air racing, and the future of the sport.
Shiny planes and parachutes
24 Year old Kieran Tookey recently rebuilt his 1947 Ercoupe. He sat down with us to talk about this shiny airplane, and the various adrenaline fuelled hobbies he enjoys.
Give Hope Wings with Dave McElroy
Hope Air is a charity that helps get people in financial need to and from remote medical treatments. To date, they've helped over 150,000 people by arranging flights and accommodations. Dave McElroy is a leader amongst their organization, and has arranged and headed up several group flight events to raise money. To date, Dave's Give Hope Wings charity has raised over $900,000 for Hope Air, and is aiming to raise another $1.1 million more in 2021. Dave also flew around the world in 2014 to raise money for a few different charities.
The engine fell off! Chuck Wentworth's 1981 Reno Emergency
Chuck Wentworth was one of the fastest Reno racers around. In 1981, he had a catastrophic failure that caused the engine to fall off his plane, which produced one of the most harrowing photos we've ever seen. Chuck has flown many other aircraft, and has even restored several aircraft that are now in the Smithsonian. We were extremely lucky to interview Chuck.
Photo credit: Maxine Carlin
Setting a record in a home built airplane
Jim Price recounts his story of flying his home built Long EZ to a C-1A altitude record of over 35,000 feet. That record that has stood unbroken since 1996.