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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 [...]

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, [...]

Galt Airport Launches a New Feature – The G.A.L.T.

2021-03-30T19:44:00-05:00April 1st, 2021|Tags: , |

Expedited Takeoffs Now Available The expectation that things will get back to normal sooner than later has prompted concerns in management that hordes of pilots will soon demand to take to Greenwood’s skies. With that in mind, the airport searched for ways to keep the runways clear for takeoffs. The maintenance crew accepted [...]

Checklists

2020-02-10T20:46:53-06:00January 19th, 2020|Tags: |

Cogitations from the Editor           Checklists Mayday…Mayday…Mayday! We were at 2,800 MSL over southern Wisconsin when my passenger had a heart attack. I never felt more useless. My only thought was to get the C172 on the ground. The nearest airport was several long minutes away, but we had just [...]

Fly-by-Wire

2019-11-27T22:47:17-06:00November 27th, 2019|Tags: |

Several quotes surfaced last week that struck me as interesting. All involved fly-by-wire control systems. Great, a theme!  (Newsletter editors quickly learn to never look a gift horse in the tailpipe.) I should note that none of the quotes apply to the kind of aircraft we typically see around Galt Airport. [...]

Enjoying (and surviving) AirVenture

2019-07-16T19:04:23-05:00July 16th, 2019|Tags: , , |

From July 22 to July 28, aviation enthusiasts from around the universe will, once again, make the pilgrimage to Oshkosh. If you’re simply heading there for one day to ogle the airplanes and watch an airshow (perfectly acceptable reasons) some of the following tips may still apply. If you’ve been making the trip [...]

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