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.
HSW Wing Leader Brent Collins during his TV interview
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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!!!
Christmas Night Flights 2017 (Click to download flyer)
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.
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.
H.A. Tuck explains the shoulder patch to a young Grady student.
Looks like we might have Shirley Temple in the house.
- The kids had fun, but so did Tuck.
On Friday, Nov 10th, H.A. Tuck and Greg Gutting will travel to Grady School to make a presentation at their annual Veteran’s Day Ceremony. They will set up tables in the commons area and, after the official school ceremony, will exhibit select artifacts and make presentations to various classes during the school day. Operations Officer Steve Clinton is planning for a flyover by one or more wing aircraft.
This is the third year that the HSW has participated in Grady’s ceremony and we hope to continue the tradition well into the future as a part of our mission to educate.
HSW member H.A. Tuck tries on an Air Corps blouse in preparation for a presentation at Grady School.