Five on the Fly

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

Five on the Fly: Jed Johnson

Five on the Fly: Jed Johnson

WHO: Jed Johnson COMPANY: Pilatus Aircraft POSITION: Chief Pilot HOMEBASE: KBJC RATINGS: FATP, CFII, MEI HOURS: 11,300 1. Can you summarize your aviation background?   My father got me exposed to aviation. He worked with VanDusen, AAR and Duncan Aviation, so we traveled in GA aircraft a lot when I was growing up. I followed a 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

Five on the Fly: Kandi Spangler

Five on the Fly: Kandi Spangler

WHO: Kandi Spangler COMPANY: jetAVIVA POSITION: Sales Director HOMEBASE: Denver, Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (KBJC) RATINGS: PPL, Instrument HOURS: 850 1. Can you describe your aviation background?  I first fell in love with aviation in 1992 after experiencing a nighttime training flight in a C172 with a high school friend of mine. So, I borrowed money Read More

Five on the Fly: Bailey Scheel

Five on the Fly: Bailey Scheel

WHO: Bailey Scheel COMPANY: Garmin International POSITION: Senior Programs Manager & Systems Engineer, Aviation Systems & Programs HOMEBASE: Olathe, KS RATINGS: Private Pilot 1) What led you to pursue a career in engineering in the aviation sector? I grew up flying with my grandfather in the backcountry of Idaho, Washington and Oregon in his Cessna 180 – Read More