Like Father, Like Daughter(s)

Like Father, Like Daughter(s)

I feel it is necessary early on in this role to further introduce my father Randy Groom, who’s insights and support has been invaluable to me throughout my young career. He is ultimately the reason that both my sister and I entered the general aviation industry, and someone we both continue to turn to for counsel Read More

EAA AirVenture  2018 Preview; Historic aircraft and anniversaries underline the “Year of the Tanker”

EAA AirVenture 2018 Preview; Historic aircraft and anniversaries underline the “Year of the Tanker”

(Lead Photo Courtesy of Boeing Company) Following a record-breaking show in 2017, EAA Chairman, Jack Pelton claimed it was possibly the best AirVenture week he had ever seen. Between the Apollo reunion, historic bomber flights, WWII reenactments and Blue Angels performances, EAA set themselves a high bar. Scheduled for July 23-29 this year, EAA hopes Read More

Aviation Tapestry

As EAA AirVenture approaches, I find myself reflecting on the many varying threads that bring more than half-a-million people together for the world’s “Greatest Aviation Celebration.” In particular, I wonder about the attending pilots who, for one week, are surrounded by like-minded and passionate fellow pilots. Certainly, a unique setting given that only .002% of Read More

Five on the Fly: Walt Fricke

The Veterans Airlift Command provides free private air transportation to post 9/11 combat wounded and their families for medical and other compassionate purposes through a national network of volunteer aircraft owners and pilots. WHO: Walt Fricke POSITION: Veterans Airlift Command Airboss/Chairman/Founder HOMEBASE: Minneapolis, MN RATINGS: Commerical ASMEL, Instrument (airplane & helicopter), Glider HOURS: 5,000 1. What Read More

Editor’s Briefing: A New Chapter

It is with great honor and pleasure that I write my first editorial briefing.  First, I want to thank Dianne White for this incredible opportunity. I have been writing for Twin & Turbine since early 2017 and she has quickly become one of my greatest mentors and inspirations. Her creativity, professionalism and drive are of Read More