August 27, 2012
By Gary Crump
It has been a record-breaking hot summer in just about every part of the country, and for many outdoor professions, from lawn care specialists to road construction crews, electric utilities linemen and roofers, and countless others who had to work long hours in the oppressive heat, one tip that was on everyone’s mind was “hydrate and hydrate often.”
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After six days; flying 5,600 miles at 85 knots in a Citabria from Fairbanks, Alaska, to Oshkosh, Wisconsin; camping out at airports along the way; and eating Mountain House dried food, 21-year-old Alex Mumley-Dupuis said he was ready for a good meal upon arrival at EAA AirVenture.
When Dianna Stanger hops out of her new L-139 prototype fighter on the flight line at airshows and fly-ins among the other warbirds, she hopes girls and young women will become inspired to enter aviation as a hobby or career.
Boeing’s Flight Services division is offering a pipeline from zero flight time to airline qualified in two years, the company announced this week at EAA Airventure.
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