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Mission Central Newsletter | April 2019

Mission Central Newsletter | April 2019

Angel Flight Log

STORIES FROM THE SOUTH CENTRAL SKIES


From Car Mechanic to CEO & Command Pilot

Don Carruth hasn’t always flown high. He left school after the tenth grade and spent the early part of his career as a Volkswagen mechanic in Midland, Texas. In 1969, his boss, Richard Stovall, introduced Don to flying. Don earned his license a year later, but “I couldn’t afford to fly much then.” ...

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Transponder

QUICK UPDATES FROM AFSC HQ

New rules for aircraft without ADS-B: If your aircraft is not equipped with ADS-B Out equipment, please read the FAA’s new policy, released April 4.

READ THE NEW POLICY

Dallas Love Field landing fees: As of Jan 1, Dallas Love Field is collecting landing fees from general aviation pilots. However, pilots flying an Angel Flight South Central mission can receive a waiver for this fee. At the end of every month, Angel Flight operations will forward a report to Vector Airport Systems of all completed missions and tail numbers that were scheduled to land at KDAL. If, however, you receive an invoice from them, please email your mission sheet, tail number, and flight date and time to Vector Airport Systems (billing@vector-us.com) to secure the waiver. Note that DFW also collects a landing fee from general aviation users, while Dallas Executive (RBD) does not.

 

South Texas fly-in (from Jim Daniell, South TX Wing Leader): Thank you to those who made it to our first Angel Flight South Texas Wing Fly-In, especially those who made the drive from Austin and Corpus Christi (John Williams and his friend and prospective member Mike Fincher, John O'Leary and Mark Onderko). Thank you to two pilots who just flew their first missions this year who came, Richard Thum of San Antonio and Troy Irwin of Helotes and Richard's brother Bob and to Jeff Jones of San Antonio who has flown 72 missions for Angel Flight. Also a big thank you to those who had planned to come Saturday morning before we experienced one of the strongest squall lines to pass through Texas in a long while. Finally, thank you to my wife, Kelly, for helping me put this together and being there with me for this. Hopefully, we can get our always needed and grateful to have rain on a day other than the next time we try this.

 

North Pole Journey featured in UNT alumni magazine: You may recall that last summer our board chair, Wayne Maynard, flew over the North Pole as a fundraiser and awareness campaign for AFSC. His alma mater just published a great piece about the journey.

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Magnus Effect

EVENTS + VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Join us April 25 for an event benefiting AFSC

Tidal Aviation is hosting an evening fundraiser for AFSC on Thursday, April 25, 4–9pm. The event promises lots of fun for pilots, as it will be held at the Lone Star Flight Museum (Ellington Field, Houston), which features rare historic aircraft; plus Cirrus Aircraft will debut its "Gen 2" SF50 Vision Jet, and Momentum Auto Group will showcase some high-end automobiles. There will also be a raffle and silent auction: $5000 Tidal Aviation voucher, Galveston beach house stay, an Argentina dove hunt, and much more.

RSVP TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT

On the Beam

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO FLEW FOR AFSC LAST MONTH!

Lists below are for March 2019

100 missions each: Bob Baker, Del Christensen, Frederick Greene
50 missions: LeRoy Bell
25 missions each: Arthur Beckwith, Gary Gross, Edward Krielow
10 missions each: Leonard Koglin, Douglas Lefeve
5 missions each: William Davis, Richard Redfern

Timothy Guinn
Ronald Kruse
Kyle Rossi
Michael Shaw
Mark Strayhorn
Victor Toce

5 missions: Joe Grimes
4 missions each: Bob Baker, Robert Garrett, John Gill, Frederick Greene, Philippe Heer
3 missions each: Del Christensen, John Key, Ronald Kruse, Jamie Matthews

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