When aviation brings you together, there’s no better place to celebrate your union than at the airport.
That’s what Faith Olen-Glick and Caleb Glick thought when they held their wedding and later their reception at Faith’s hangar at Virginia’s Gordonsville Municipal Airport.
Faith and Caleb had been friends for years when they both lost their spouses. Caleb’s first wife and Faith were best friends, and Caleb taught Faith how to fly. After the death of Caleb’s first wife from cancer and the loss of Faith’s husband to a heart attack, Faith and Caleb lost touch. He was working for the FAA and living in Kentucky. She was working at a Virginia middle school. But when Faith had a tough question about the Fisher Celebrity biplane she is building, she knew where to turn.
“I knew my ‘fly Daddy’ would have the answer,” she said. “So I called him and he came to Virginia the following weekend, and now you know the rest of the story.”
The two married last Christmas Eve in front of Faith’s airplane. But the cold winter weather led them to postpone the reception until friends could join them under sunnier skies. On May 24 the two brought friends and family to the hangar for a barbecue wedding reception.
“We are both trying to put our airplanes and lives back together as we fly my Champ and work at helping Gordonsville become a historically operating airport,” Faith said.
The two hope to find documentation to back up an urban legend that identifies Gordonsville as the second oldest airport in Virginia. Caleb, whose flying history includes time as a crop duster and an FBO owner, now works for the FAA in Washington, D.C. Faith is continuing her work at Prospect Heights Middle School, and the two are planning to open an aircraft restoration business when they retire.