Destination

Destination (66)

Flying Places: Hangar Hotel - Park your plane, step into the idyllic 1940s

Flying Places: Hangar Hotel - Park your plane, step into the idyllic 1940s

It’s one of the things owners Rosemary and Dick Estenson love hearing from guests. “How long did it take you to restore this hangar?” The question is entertaining because the hangar is not old at all, it was built from scratch not quite a decade ago on the ramp of Gillespie County Airport (T82) in Fredericksburg, Texas. It is the product of the Estensons’ countless hours of research, sourcing and dogged attention to detail, and the result is a round-topped replica of a World War II hangar that would fool any veteran.
Read more...
New Orleans Flyout Part 1 - The Dog Ate My Paperwork

New Orleans Flyout Part 1 - The Dog Ate My Paperwork

Discovering Pilots N Paws This past January, my wife was looking for a way for us to fly our 1972 C180H Jezebel (her nickname for our airplane, not mine—but it works) more than we did the year before. Rhonda has a friend named Nikki Mitchell up in Normandy, Tenn. who is an enthusiastic animal lover. Nikki told Rhonda about an organization called Pilots N Paws (PNP). This organization, founded by Debi Boies and Jon Wehrenberg, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to saving the lives of animals. It offers a web-based meeting place for those who rescue, shelter, or foster animals and pilots and plane owners willing to assist with the transportation of animals. All pilots volunteer their time and aircraft to get these animals from point A to point B. The organization’s unique approach offers volunteers the flexibility to plan how many dogs, cats and reptiles they can save, when, and where. According to the Pilots N Paws web site, the organization is “intended to be a meeting place... not to coordinate or arrange those providing these valuable services, but to provide the environment in which those involved can come together.” This means the pilots coordinate directly with the shelters,…
Read more...
Subscribe to this RSS feed
Page 5 of 5