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Neil Schaal

Nov 22, 2019  

Neil grew up a ranch and farm kid in rural Berthoud attending UNC on a ROTC scholarship where he studied education and aerospace. He went straight from UNC to Webb Air Force base in Texas where he was the last class of American students that went there. They had 15 Iranians and Americans flying together. That was when the Shah […]

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Braniff’s “Cowboy”

Nov 21, 2019  

Recently I ran across an old box from my younger years and in it I found a newsletter from the airline school I attended, Atlantic Airlines School in Kansas City, MO.  The Lighthouse, as the newsletter was named, was from November of 1969. That was decades ago and in a past century. Wow I’m getting old! Not as old as […]

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Town hall update

Oct 13, 2019  

On September 26th we held our monthly pilots refresher meeting. Several people from several agencies took part in this meeting. Jason Licon discussed the Master Plan describing it as a guide as to how the airport will be used for the next 20 years. It also preserves space for future needs. It was last updated in 2007. If you have […]

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Tri-Annual Emergency Exercise

Oct 13, 2019  

Last week about 30 volunteers took part in the mandatory tri-annual emergency response exercise. The scenario was an airliner had slipped off the runway with about 145 passengers on board. This year they wanted to set the scene as if this was a flight coming from warm weather and this incident happened in cold weather. They needed to figure out […]

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From Arrow to Airplanes

Aug 15, 2019  

Every once in a while whether you are flying or hiking, you may run across a large concrete arrow. You immediately wonder where they came from and if they served a purpose. The simple answer is yes they served, and in some cases still do serve, an important service. These large concrete arrows, some as large as 70 feet long, […]

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