Five on the Fly: Patty Wagstaff

Five on the Fly: Patty Wagstaff

WHO: Patty Wagstaff POSITION: President, Patty Wagstaff Airshows Inc., Manager, Patty Wagstaff Aviation Safety, LLC HOMEBASE: St. Augustine, Florida RATINGS: ASEL, ASES, AMEL, Commercial/Instrument, CFII, Commercial Rotorcraft; Type Ratings in G-TBM, L-39, T-28 and Tucano HOURS: 11,500  1. Can you walk us through a typical week in the life of Patty Wagstaff?    My primary job is operating an aerobatic school Read More

Why an Extra?

The focus on prevention is a significant shift from previous upset or unusual attitude training, which primarily focused on recovering from a fully developed upset. Well, I broke the rules. I did not feature a twin or turbine on the cover…but it got your attention, right? That was my goal, as this issue focuses on Read More

Five on the Fly: Jo Kimbell

Five on the Fly: Jo Kimbell

WHO: Jo Kimbell POSITION: Senior Interior Design Specialist, Textron Aviation HOMEBASE: Wichita, KS   1. You have dedicated nearly four decades to business aviation, predominantly at Beechcraft. What aspects of the company and industry have had you hooked? Wow, when you put it into decades, it makes me seem old. But time has flown by; I Read More

Fun in the Sun

Last month, I attended the 45th annual Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In and Expo (SNF) in Lakeland, Florida. With 200,000 guests and 500-plus exhibitors, SNF is aviation’s second-largest airshow, falling in line behind EAA AirVenture (Oshkosh). And while I am longtime regular at AirVenture, this was only my second visit to SNF. I excitedly returned Read More

Five on the Fly: Todd Simmons

Five on the Fly: Todd Simmons

WHO: Todd Simmons POSITION: President of Customer Experience, Cirrus Aircraft HOMEBASE: Knoxville, TN (KTYS) RATINGS: Private, Instrument, Vision Jet SF50 Type Rating, Glider Rating FLIGHT HOURS: 2,300 1. Can you describe your current role at Cirrus Aircraft and what “customer experience” entails? Customer experience describes all of the touch points for our customers – or as Read More