Tagged: Texas

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...

HMLAT 303 – Training the Future of Light Attack

Before HMLAT-303 was established in April 1982, Marine Corps helicopter pilots received advanced aircraft training at their fleet squadron after completing basic flight training. Overtime, the Marine Corps realized that this method of training...

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...

A Reunion of Legends

On April 14, 2011 VMA 214 Black Sheep hosted a historic squadron reunion at MCAS Yuma. The reunion was attended by three of the five remaining original Black Sheep Squadron members (Ed Harper, Jim...

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