Jorge and Mr. Sanchez get ready. (It was a little cold!)
There were rumors of side bets going on to see if Mr. Northcutt would fit in a cockpit. He did!
Friends and family gather.
Sortie # 5, Fly Day!
Mr. Sanchez does a thorough pre-flight while Mr. Muhs shows off his photogenic side.
Sortie # 8! Fly Day!
We had a successful fly day on October 28, 2018. Annabella, who is an aspiring pilot, is shown after flying in Mr. Brasch's RV-9A. Cool dude Liam is shown in flight. We had several airplanes with 9 students, unfortunately just about everybody forgot to take pictures.
Chase and Mr. Jordan grinning.
Andrew and Mr. Northcutt ham it up!
Sortie # 4, Copperstate Fly In.
Brian has the "RV Grin" after a ride with Mr. Brasch
Nick and Mr. Muhs. It was rumored Nick was looking for red buttons to push again.
Sorties, we called them Field Trips in Middle School, but this is aviation. So they are Sorties. We hope to experience many of them. Below is the first to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.
You can learn more about Young Eagles Program HERE.
There is a phenomenon among people that fly and ride in RV aircraft that happens upon landing called the "RV Grin". You will see a few below.
Mr. Sanchez briefs Abby with a proud dad in the background.
Above shots, Mr. Hobbs explains the all fiberglass airplane kits.
Last 2 planes on the ramp before going home, a Brasch RV-9A and Muhs RV-10. Mr. Jordan also gave the students a sneak peek of the RV-7 that he is building. Some people just need to build 2 planes! Stay tuned for more Sorties in the fall!
On Saturday, March 31st, 2018 we flew 3 planes and students to visit Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott. The University is building a Van's RV-12.
A nice surprise, the students will each get some "stick time" in the A-10 simulator. Here they are "briefed" in the darkened briefing room by Major "Rudy". The base is under attack by terrorists. Our "pilots" will have to defend the base and knock out enemy positions.
Nick talks Army Aviation.
Sebastian looks over a Bush Cat.
Daniel gets a ride from volunteer pilot Mr. Fjerstad in the shadows.
Sortie # 2.
Young Eagle Flights, Marana (KAVQ) Airport, May 13, 2017.
On December 16th we had our second "fly day". Here are a couple shots from that day.
A special thanks to Mr. Northcutt who set this up.
Sebastian with Mr. Sanchez in his RV-12.
Don't touch the red button, Nick!
After the A-10 visit we went to Mr. Northcutt's office for looks at Customs helicopters and airplanes.
On October 28th, a few of us attended the Copperstate Fly In at Falcon Field in Mesa. Most of us wandered off looking at various sites, so we didn't get a lot of pictures. If you would like to see more pictures of the event in general, you can view the pictures Mr. Brasch took for
General Aviation News by clicking HERE
Wyatt has "The Grin" even before his flight with volunteer pilot Mr. Wood.
Sortie # 3.
A Trip To Lightning Aircraft West.
Mr. Northcutt explains the rescue hoist on the Blackhawk.
Sortie # 7, April 15th, 2018, a Trip to "Ski's" House Which Consists of Lots of Airliner Parts!
Mr. Brasch begins a briefing and then gave a ride to another Wyatt, who is a potential future student.
In the below pictures, Mr. Hobbs explains how easy it is (compared to an aluminum airplane) to repair fiberglass. He demonstrated on a real repair job how to repair a damaged cowl. The students got a hands on feel for "laying up" fiberglass.
Nick with Travis who volunteered to fly.
Andrew and Mr. Jordan and his RV-6A.
Gary Wood donated his time and RV-12 to take up a couple students, here Ethan.
On October 2nd, Crystal and Greg Hobbs of Lightning Aircraft West in Marana were kind enough to open the doors of their 17,500 square foot hangar/home and let us see what they are all about. They offer builder assistance for the Lightning Aircraft where owners attend for weeks at a time, living and building their airplanes at the facility. Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Hobbs!
Here Mr. Wood took up Jorge, as seen with the RV Grin.
Thank you again Mr. and Mrs. Hobbs of Lightning Aircraft West! To learn more about these very cool aircraft, click HERE.
Another fly day on the cool morning of April 13th, 2019 from Ryan Field.
We all did get a chance to look over the real thing in a maintenance hangar.
Sorry to report phones and cameras were not allowed, but a fun time was had by all, well, the students had a fun time, us mentors did not get a chance to "fly". Maybe that's better.
Pablo and Mr. Sanchez.
Group shots, people holding their hats in the high winds that day.
Name the shy one.
Thank you Embry Riddle University!
That is one spotless hangar floor!
Mr. Brasch took up Jorge's mom for a quick flight in his RV-9A.
Sortie # 6, Prescott Visit.
Mrs. Hobbs showed us one of the many guest rooms and part of the kitchen. There is a western theme throughout the living side of the hangar. Much of the artwork was painted by Mr. Hobbs.
Grabbing some shade!
Stay tuned for more Sorties!
Jeffrey and Mr. Muhs grinning in front of the RV-10.