Member Profiles

Chapter Member Ralph Hixon

2022-09-30T19:24:31-05:00October 1st, 2022|Tags: |

Hello my name is Ralph Hixon,My aviation dream began as a senior in high school.  Several classmates and I decided we wanted to fly helicopters in the US Army.  I wasn't able to realize that dream but Uncle Sam invited me to jump out of airplanes if I was interested. I joined the Airborne and [...]

Grass Roots Galt – Chapter Member George Richardson

2022-09-30T19:39:16-05:00September 1st, 2022|Tags: , , |

Flying was deep rooted in my family. Growing up my family owned a Piper Tri-Pacer, and my uncle trained pilots in P-38 Lightning’s during World War II. I had steady access to the Tri-Pacer, and I enjoyed learning to fly in it. I took lessons during summer breaks from college at the University of Illinois. [...]

Grass Roots Galt – Washington Island Fish Boil Flyout Recap

2022-08-01T15:05:36-05:00August 1st, 2022|Tags: , , |

On Saturday July 16th Chapter 932 had a flyout scheduled to Washington Island, WI. We planned to attend the Lion’s Club annual fish boil. George and Wendy Richardson were the only chapter members that made the event because they left Galt a day early.  Due to low IFR conditions across southern and central Wisconsin [...]

Grass Roots Galt – Meet JT

2022-06-30T15:23:03-05:00June 29th, 2022|Tags: , , |

Ed Moricoli Scholarship Update: About G’dang Time!! Grass Roots Galt Edition by JT Thuma In 2018, I received the Ed Moricoli Flight Training Scholarship. I was pumped. I started doing ground school with Justin Cleland and flying with Josh at JB. We flew throughout the spring and summer and by the end of [...]

Update on 2021 Ray Scholar Chase Kocken

2022-05-31T20:45:57-05:00May 31st, 2022|Tags: , , |

The day has finally arrived! On Wednesday, the 11th of this month, I successfully passed the Private Pilot checkride with DPE Jim Bair! It has certainly been a long time coming, but I’m glad to have endured the private pilot journey with so much support around me. I know my aviation journey doesn’t end here, [...]

Grass Roots Galt – A Super Spying Cessna 206!

2022-05-02T14:36:50-05:00May 2nd, 2022|Tags: , , |

Every now and then some very unique airplanes visit us here at Galt Airport.  On Saturday, April 17, I was hanging out in the Galt FBO, and noticed a plain white Cessna 206 pull up to the gas pump.  What caught my eye about this airplane was not only its all-white paint job, [...]

Project 150 Update

2022-04-01T06:09:15-05:00March 31st, 2022|Tags: , , |

Stephanie McClellan's C150 Restoration Project Last year, Stephanie McClellan, JB Aviation's Aircraft Maintenance Administrator, took on a forlorn C150 airframe ... we started following her project and her story appeared in the October 2020  issue of Galt Traffic. We are excited to continue to share her progress! To recap, this airplane story began [...]

Grass Roots Galt – Hang Gliding in LAX

2022-03-02T16:43:29-06:00March 2nd, 2022|Tags: , , |

"Hang Gliding in LA"  by Arnie Quast For many years I have enjoyed bike riding along the beaches of Los Angeles during my airline  layovers.  Near our crew hotel lies a stretch of city beaches known as the “Strand”.  This beachfront extends from Redondo Beach northward up toward Marina del Rey. A bike [...]

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