Five on the Fly: Morgan Walker

Five on the Fly: Morgan Walker

WHO: Morgan Walker COMPANY: HangarBot POSITION: Founder HOMEBASE: Los Angeles RATINGS: Private Pilot HOURS: 250   1) What inspired you to create HangarBot? HangarBot was created as a solution-based product to automate the needs of general aviators. Our mission is to usher the aviation industry into a more modern, convenient and connected era. The first Read More

Hangar Tech: Companies Connecting Owners to Their Hangars

Hangar Tech: Companies Connecting Owners to Their Hangars

Today, the term “smart home” is not uncommon. More and more, homeowners can simply use mobile apps to control home features such as garage doors, lighting, entertainment systems, doorbells, security cameras, appliances and more. The benefits of such technology include safety, accessibility, energy efficiency, cost-effectiveness and convenience. Maybe you have integrated such smart products throughout Read More

Flying to Protect Nature: Conservation flights focus on preserving lands, water and wildlife.

Flying to Protect Nature: Conservation flights focus on preserving lands, water and wildlife.

General aviation has become an irrefutable asset to businesses and organizations of all sizes, needs and profits. Whether it be manufacturing firms, consulting agencies or law offices, aircraft provide value not obtainable by using other transportation methods – especially when operating in areas of little infrastructure. Aviation’s impact is also felt by conservationists, who are Read More

Five on the Fly: Major Rudy J. Belew

Five on the Fly: Major Rudy J. Belew

WHO: Major Rudy J. Belew COMPANY: Kansas Air National Guard POSITION: KC-135R Pilot and OST Chief of Aircrew Training HOMEBASE: Topeka Regional Airport (KFOE) RATINGS: FAA – Commercial, Multi-Engine and Instrument;  Military – Instructor/Evaluator Pilot HOURS: 2500 1. What led you to pursue a career in aviation? I grew up in an aviation family and began Read More

Aerial Refueling: “Flexibility is the key to air power.”

Aerial Refueling: “Flexibility is the key to air power.”

13:00 Southern Missouri (25,000 Feet)  As he intently scans the horizon and cloud layer thousands of feet below his small window, the boom operator sees a black, spaceship-looking figure fast approaching. If his search methods were not so deliberate and perceptive, the incoming object could have easily been overlooked. Seconds later, the unmistakable outline of Read More