November 2009 Blog Posts (11)

YOU DON'T SEE THIS EVERY DAY AT STINSON!



























On the last day of November we came to work to find the Royal Air Force parked outside our window with 3 Merlin EH101 helicopters. They had stopped here for refueling this morning on their way to Galveston to load onto a ship leaving for England and then to be deployed to… Continue

Added by Stacy Riggs on November 30, 2009 at 3:57pm — No Comments

A Visit from Fox News





Tonight we started our Holiday Lights Tours and Jesus Vazquez and Erick Solis from Fox News came out to cover the story. They really enjoyed their flight and said the story would air tonight on 9:00 pm… Continue

Added by Stacy Riggs on November 28, 2009 at 6:55pm — No Comments

A Visit from the Genie!

Kathryn Brown was award a special day from the experiencegenie.com foundation that salutes local heroes. Kathryn is a cancer survivor and has started her own foundation called Kathryn Brown's Cancervive Foundation that helps cancer patients and survivors. Here are some pictures from their special flight together.… Continue

Added by Stacy Riggs on November 27, 2009 at 2:24pm — No Comments

Holiday Light Tours to begin this Saturday.

"There's just something magical and romantic about the beautiful sights of San Antonio when the city's aglow during the holiday season." Book early seats are limited. 210-287-5797… Continue

Added by Stacy Riggs on November 23, 2009 at 9:56am — No Comments

Holiday Light Tours to begin this Saturday.

"There's just something magical and romantic about the beautiful sights of San Antonio when the city's aglow during the holiday season." Book early seats are limited. 210-287-5797… Continue

Added by Stacy Riggs on November 23, 2009 at 9:56am — No Comments

First Solo Flight

Soloing was quite the experience to say the least. I was very nervous at first and then my instuctor that " I needed to have fun". The moment I picked up I could feel the difference in performance right of the bat. I tryed as best I could to suppress the adrenaline and slowed my breathing. I had to remind myself I wasn't at JFK or Newark airport as I made my radio call. For the first time I was truely in control and the feeling was exciting. I had the control of a very complex and very… Continue

Added by Kaleb Smith on November 16, 2009 at 10:13pm — No Comments

Under the hood.

Private Pilot Justin Little and CFII Wade Amen set out yesterday afternoon on an instrument training flight. Justin made approaches into New Braunfels, San Marcos and Stinson Airports under the hood; he is working on his last few hours for his upcoming practical exam.





They had a great flight but both came back shivering. A few minutes… Continue

Added by Stacy Riggs on November 14, 2009 at 3:06pm — No Comments

What a day for Laurie!



Early this morning while Laurie was having a massage and her nails done her boyfriend was at Stinson Airport arranging a helicopter marriage proposal. Today was already special for Laurie because it was her Birthday; she had been hoping for a proposal this last month but wasn’t expecting it at all today during her helicopter ride! Jeff did a great… Continue

Added by Stacy Riggs on November 14, 2009 at 2:22pm — No Comments

Kaleb Smith takes his first solo flight today.





Congratulations to student pilot Kaleb Smith who did his first solo flight today. After taking a short flight with his CFII Wade Amen, Kaleb took off on his first solo trip around the pattern here at Stinson. When Kaleb got back after about 30 minutes he said “That was amazing! I can’t believe how many T-6 Texans were in the pattern today.”… Continue

Added by Stacy Riggs on November 10, 2009 at 11:35am — No Comments

Gloomy with a side of Sunshine!

Today the weather is gloomy but it has stopped raining and we are getting ready to depart on our first tour with the cutest little boy named Andrew celebrating his 3rd Birthday today.…

















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Added by Stacy Riggs on November 8, 2009 at 12:31pm — No Comments

Views from the Hill Country

This past week has been glorious! Perfect flying weather, light winds and beautiful blue skies. Here are a few pictures I took up in the Hill Country. Being new to Texas I had never flown this far north. It was so diverse, from patches of ruff rock boulders to fields with the greenest pastures I have ever seen. I hope you enjoy the photos.…









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Added by Stacy Riggs on November 5, 2009 at 12:43pm — No Comments

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