Christmas Night Flights Continue Through Dec 23rd.

Sunday night was busy at the High Sky Wing, with most flights sold out.  There are still some seats available between Dec 19th and 23rd, so call soon to make your reservation (432) 703-3142.

Special thanks to those unsung heroes who fly the plane and work the ramp, enduring the cold and wind to ensure that our customers are well cared for.  Bruce Day gets his usual accolades for climbing up on the T-28 innumerable times for cockpit tours.  His legs will be hurting today :)

Nikki Stephens and her family were the first customers on Sunday night.

Nikki Stephens and her family were the first customers on Sunday night.

HSW members Julie and Tom Reneau (2nd and 3rd from left) brought family and friends out to enjoy the view from 1500 ft above Midland.

HSW members Julie and Tom Reneau (2nd and 3rd from left) brought family and friends out to enjoy the view from 1500 ft above Midland.

Marian Mussett and her son celebrate her birthday by taking a flight over Midland. We're not telling her age, but she is friends with H.A. Tuck :)

Marian Mussett and her son celebrate her birthday by taking a flight over Midland. We’re not telling her age, but she is friends with H.A. Tuck :)

HSW member David Parker brought several children from his church to view the Christmas lights.

HSW member David Parker brought several children from his church to view the Christmas lights.

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Christmas Night Flights Kick Off With Media Night

The third annual Christmas Night Flight program got off to a good start last night when reporters from the big three TV networks had the opportunity to fly the evening skies over west Texas.  Their reports go a long way toward making our event a success and we thank them for their participation.

Channels 2 and 9 collaborate on a shot before interviewing HSW Wing Leader Brent Collins.

Channels 2 and 9 collaborate on a shot before interviewing HSW Wing Leader Brent Collins.

HSW Wing Leader Brent Collins during his TV interview

HSW Wing Leader Brent Collins during his TV interview

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Chilly and windy...a typical west Texas evening.  Lyle Thornton (L) and Paul Cooper assist a passenger from the C-45 after a flight.

Chilly and windy…a typical west Texas evening. Lyle Thornton (L) and Paul Cooper assist a passenger from the C-45 after a flight.

Channel 7 reporters after their flight.

Channel 7 reporters after their flight.

 

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Navion is chomping at the bit.

Among many other things going on at the Wing yesterday, the Navion was started again after extensive engine repairs.  It appeared to be running fine, but you’ll have to talk to the wrench turners for the “real skinny”.  While Steve Clinton and Mark Haskin had the honor of cranking her up, thanks go to all who put in their time, effort, and sometimes, money to get her this far.

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Christmas Lights Night Flights

The High Sky Wing is excited to bring you the 4th annual  “Christmas Lights Night Flights”!

The excitement of Christmas night flights will begin on December 15 in our C-45 “Spirit of West Texas”.  See the Christmas lights from the air!  Flights are scheduled every 30 minutes from 6:00 p.m., with last flight at 9:30 p.m.  Flights depart from the CAF High Sky Wing Main Hangar at Midland International Air & Space Port.

Flight dates: December 15-17 and December 19-23.

Cost:   Cabin Seat $75 per person (4 seats per flight); Co-Pilot Seat $145 (one seat per flight);  Entire Plane $395 (all 5 seats).

Riders must be 5 years or older; all children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.  Passengers must be able to enter and exit the aircraft under their own mobility.

To book your flight:  Call 432-703-3142 or email rides@highskywing.org

Join us for complimentary hot chocolate, cookies  & LOTS OF FUN!                                    The Midland Army Air Field Museum will also be open during the flights.

*Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled flight to sign paperwork. Payment will be accepted at this time; cash or credit card. There will be lights and signs to direct you into the parking lot. Address: 9600 Wright Drive, Midland, TX. Wear comfortable and warm clothing and shoes.  BRING YOUR CAMERA!!!

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Midland Army Air Field Museum Visits Grady School

H. A. Tuck and Greg Gutting spent Friday at the Grady School Veteran’s Day Assembly.  There were about twenty veterans in attendance and the student council presented an excellent salute to veterans.  Afterwards several classes stopped by our display for some education and fun.

Low overhead kept the wing from providing their usual fly-over for the student body.

This is the third year that the HSW has made an appearance at Grady’s celebration and we hope to be invited back every year.

Ready for kids.

Ready for kids.

A Grady Student Council member tries on a helmet, with H.A. Tuck looking on.

A Grady Student Council member tries on a helmet, with H.A. Tuck looking on.

With "24" as a backdrop, H.A. Tuck explains the inner workings and hidden mechanisms of the walkie-talkie to some very attentive 2nd and 3rd graders.

With “24″ as a backdrop, H.A. Tuck explains the inner workings and hidden mechanisms of the walkie-talkie to some very attentive 2nd and 3rd graders.

H.A. Tuck explains the shoulder patch to a young Grady student.

H.A. Tuck explains the shoulder patch to a young Grady student.

Looks like we might have Shirley Temple in the house.

Looks like we might have Shirley Temple in the house.

The kids had fun, but so did Tuck.
The kids had fun, but so did Tuck.

 

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