Five on the Fly

Five on the Fly: Don Sumple

Five on the Fly: Don Sumple

WHO: Don Sumple POSITION: Executive Director, Angel Flight Central HOMEBASE: Kansas City, MO     1. Can you summarize the mission of Angel Flight Central (AFC)?  Angel Flight Central serves people in need by arranging charitable flights for health care or other humanitarian purposes with the help of volunteer pilots. Angel Flight Central serves 10 states Read More

Five on the Fly: David Crockett

Five on the Fly: David Crockett

WHO: David Crockett POSITION: Regional Aircraft Sales Manager, Cutter Aviation, TBM HOMEBASE: San Antonio, TX RATINGS: Commercial ASEL AMEL CFII ASEL HOURS: 7,300 (with 3,000+ hours in TBMs)   1. Can you summarize Cutter Aviation’s history serving the aviation community?  Cutter is the oldest, continuously operated family-owned aircraft sales and service company in the world, having Read More

Five on the Fly: Jan McKenzie

Five on the Fly: Jan McKenzie

WHO: Jan McKenzie POSITION: President, Ninety-Nines International HOMEBASE: Loveland, Colorado (KFNL) RATINGS: Instrument Airplane and Commercial Rotorcraft HOURS: 2,800 1. Can you summarize the history and mission of the Ninety-Nines (99s)? The organization was founded in 1929 at Curtiss Field in Long Island, New York. All 117 women pilots at the time were invited to assemble Read More

Five on the Fly: Mark Novak

Five on the Fly: Mark Novak

WHO: Mark Novak POSITION: B-29 Doc Chief Pilot HOMEBASE: Dawson, NE RATINGS: Comm/Inst/SEL&MEL with types in LR-JET B-707 B-720 DC-B26 and Authorized Experimental Aircraft, B-29 HOURS: 5,200 Military 3,000 Civilian 350 in the B-29 1. Can you summarize your piloting background?  I was a military pilot for almost 24 years, flying great aircraft like the C-21 (military Read More

Five on the Fly: Randy Groom

Five on the Fly: Randy Groom

WHO: Randy Groom POSITION: Founder and President, Groom Aviation Former President, Beechcraft Former Executive Vice President, Piper Aircraft HOMEBASE: Vero Beach, FL RATINGS: Commercial Instrument Single/Multi Land & Sea King Air 300/350/1900 Type Rating HOURS: 11,000 1. Throughout your career, you’ve had a front-row seat to many of general aviation’s dramatic changes, consolidations and significant downturns over the Read More