Five on the Fly: Matt Stringfellow

Five on the Fly: Matt Stringfellow

WHO: Matt Stringfellow POSITION: Managing Partner HOMEBASE: Chicago Executive Airport (Old Palwaukee, KPWK) RATINGS: ATP, CFI, CFII, MEI 1. Can you describe your introduction to general aviation?   I took my first flight when I was 13; it was a tour of Boulder, CO, where I grew up. From there, I was hooked and used the money Read More

NASCAR Champion Takes on Manufacturing

NASCAR Champion Takes on Manufacturing

“NASCAR looks at private aviation as a necessity. We just could not succeed without it.” Within just a few minutes of our interview, it is clear NASCAR driver and entrepreneur Brad Keselowski is a big advocate for private aviation. Not for the flash and luxuries his fans might relate to jet ownership – but for the Read More

National Aviation Day

National Aviation Day

  Get ready to celebrate! August 19 marks the 80th annual National Aviation Day – a holiday dedicated to honoring aviation’s achievements and pioneers of flight.  As readers of this magazine, I think it’s safe to assume that aviation has impacted your life in some way. The majority of you are owner-pilots and chief pilots Read More

Five on the Fly: Dick Knapinski

Five on the Fly: Dick Knapinski

WHO: Dick Knapinski POSITION: EAA Director of Communications HOMEBASE: Oshkosh, Wisconsin RATINGS: Private Pilot Certificate 1. Can you describe your current role and responsibilities with EAA?    As director of communications, my role is developing and distributing EAA’s messaging to external parties, which is a very long list. Along with our 220,000 members, there is the Read More

Half-Century of Oshkosh

This year, EAA celebrates the 50th consecutive EAA AirVenture fly-in convention in Oshkosh. The event initially took place in Milwaukee in 1953 then moved to Illinois in 1960 before a final move to Oshkosh in 1970. “A half-century ago, EAA founder Paul Poberezny saw Oshkosh as the perfect place to bring together aviation enthusiasts,” said Read More