Author: Mark Hrutkay

B-25s at Tico 2012

The Valiant Air Command’s show commonly known as “TICO” (which comes from the Titusville Coca Airport) this year worked around a “Doolittle Raider” theme, since this year is the 70th anniversary of the famous...

Flying FIFI at Tico 2012

TICO is the annual fundraising airshow for the Valiant Air Command down in Titusville, Florida.   The airport is literally in the shadows of the Kennedy Space Center on the east coast of Florida.  Since...

Blue Angels 2011

Every year 11,000,000 people look into the skies at airshows and see six blue and gold F-18s performing precision aerobatics representing the best the United States as well as the Navy and Marines have...

Genesseo 2011 Mishaps

Genesseo 2011 had two accidents in which fortunately nobody was seriously injured.  As we arrived at the field on Saturday morning about 8:40AM, emergency crews were rolling on a S-35 Bonanza.  According to the...

Amanda Franklin…. Gone West

Buddy Holly, J.P Richardson, Ritchie Valens, and their pilot Roger Peterson passed into aviation history one cold night in Iowa. Another famous flier Amanda Franklin passed on Saturday May 27th, 2011 at 10:10PM CST,...

Amanda Franklin…. A Flying legend

As we all know Amanda and Kyle were involved in a tragic fire and forced landing several months ago in Texas.  Tragic is a word that is overused in our language, but it really...

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