2013 Aerospace Leadership Scholarships

August 15, 2012

2013 Applications now being accepted for The Spaatz Association’s Aerospace Leadership Flight Scholarships

It’s time once again to announce that applications are being accepted for the Aerospace Leadership Flight Scholarship. We are looking at 2 and possibly 3 $2500 scholarships to award this year. All cadets who have earned their Billy Mitchell Award, have earned their solo wings in powered aircraft and have a GPA of 3.0 or better are encouraged to apply.

Deadline for applications is 30 September 2012. New this year is the ability to apply online at www.spaatz.org. Here you will also find more information on the scholarship process and how you can best apply for consideration.

Should you have any questions regarding the ALS scholarship please contact Bob Mattes at tbob@tankerbob.com. Any inquiries regarding the online application process contact Mike Hower at mike.hower@strategic.KS.com. We wish the best to all applicants applying for this special opportunity to move beyond your solo and onto your private license.

Thank you and Good Luck!


O-Flight available on July7

July 2, 2012

Two seats are available for an O-Flight on July 7. Login and sign up if you would like to go flying!


Date change for Glider O-Flights

April 9, 2012

We had to move the Glider O-Flights to Sunday, May 6. No one will be removed that has already signed up, so please cancel using the sign-up form if you will be unable to attend on the new date.


Don Bateman’s Life-Saving Work In Aviation

February 6, 2012

The Seattle Times has a story about Don Bateman, who invented the “ground-proximity-warning-system” technology used on airplanes. His invention has reduced controlled flight into terrain crashes by 99.9% for commercial aircraft. From the article:

The technology eliminated the “No. 1 killer in aviation for decades,” said Bill Voss, chief executive of the Flight Safety Foundation. “It’s accepted within the industry that Don Bateman has probably saved more lives than any single person in the history of aviation.”

Redmond aviation engineer’s lifelong work has saved thousands of lives


O-Flight Reminder

January 26, 2012

There are still 2 seats open for the Orientation Flight on January 29 at 1300. Go flying while we have the chance!


Tuskegee Airmen Information

January 25, 2012

If you’ve seen the movie Red Tails or just have an interest, more information on the Tuskegee Airmen can be found on the National Museum of the US Air Force website.

National Museum of the US Air Force Fact Sheet: Tuskegee Airmen


Amelia Earhart’s cross-country flight

December 29, 2011

Amelia Earhart from 9News (KUSA) is flying cross-country in a Cirrus SR-22T to Miami, FL.  She plans to fly around the world in 2016.  Follow the flight:


Supersonic Flight & Transonic Phenomena

December 24, 2011

This video was sent to us from Lt Larricq of the San Juan Composite Squadron and Maj Micheletti, the COWG DAE. The video was originally posted on AvWeb in June 2010.


Orientation Flights Available

November 29, 2011

Funding for O-Flights has been restored and a sign-up for Dec 4 has been posted in the Member’s Section of the website.


Orientation Flight

October 17, 2011

The next O-Flight is scheduled for November 5 at 0900.