What an amazing visit we had from Glenn Gonzales of Honda Aviation. Glenn spoke to our Cadet and Discovery Flyers about his career path (which includes a stint in the air force where he flew F-!5’s!). All in attendance were inspired by his experiences and moved by his words of wisdom. Remember the 5 D’s in the Success Spiral: Dream, Data, Decision Making, Discipline, and Determination as well as the 5 C’s in the Success Spiral: Character, Courage, Capacity, Communication, and Competency. Words to live by. Looking forward to Glenn landing his AWESOME Honda Jet at Norwood in the near future!
Last weekend Derek & Estuardo visited Hanscom Field in Bedford Massachusetts. The visit included a complete guided tour of the airport grounds and a local flight school. To conclude their visit Estuardo got to fly the Redbird FMX full motion flight simulator at Executive Flyers Aviation. Derek set up the simulator for a short flight around the traffic pattern of La Aurora (MGGT) in Guatemala where Estuardo flew with his dad in a Beechcraft Bonanza. A good time was had by all and Estuardo is looking forward to flying again with Derek soon!
On this very cool morning , Esmael and I departed runway 35 just after 10am. The visibility seemed endless as we turned towards Boston then eventually south to Cape Cod. A good wind to our back made the trip down pretty quick. I asked him to look for traffic as an additional pair of eyes. Once straight and level, Esmael took the controls and steered us towards the canal. Cranberry bogs were abundant along our route of flight. I pointed out the entire length of Cape Cod, visible all the way to Provincetown. We flew along the coastline on our way back, flying past Plymouth Harbor and Marshfield. We called the control tower about 10 miles out and they eventually cleared us to land back on runway 35. It was a little breezy and bumpy on this flight but the visibility more than made up for that. The colors of fall are starting to look awesome from the sky!
Today was Walter’s first Discovery Flight with Gary. They flew over Provincetown and over the Cape. Walter was ecstatic. He took the controls and flew a great deal of the time. He told Gary he wants to be a pilot! Walter told us his favorite part was the take-offs and landings. Gary told us that his favorite part was Walter’s smile and continuous expression, “This is amazing!”
What an adventure at Norwood Memorial Airport! Above the Clouds welcomed teens from Crossroads4Kids to a day of aviation fun. In addition to learning about aerodynamics, airplane mechanics, airplane safety, running a fixed based operation (small airport) and sitting in and discussing small planes and small jets, the teens got a ride in a flight simulator and visited the Air Traffic Control Tower. Special thanks to everyone who made this possible: Brendan, Lindsay, Radek, Jon Roberts and John McCarthy. Stay tuned for pictures of this exciting day.