A group of like minded individuals that want to learn and grow into the field of Aviation while exploring the many different career fields. Our group meets every second Wednesday of the month at Tacoma-Narrows Airport (KTIW) as well as typically meeting once more a month to explore the many different Aviation opportunities around the Puget Sound area.
Operating as usual
Sept. 7th the Post conducted a field trip to the Olympia Flight Museum.
We met at the hangar and seven members traveled by car pool as the ceilings were too low for flight. We maintained our planned departure arrival times on both ends. We had a Eagle Scout assigned as our docent. He was very well informed and did an excellent job of conducting the tour and providing in-depth and relevant information
about the exhibits.
Attached are some of the photos.
Special thanks to committee member Earl Miller for assisting.
A great display and presentation of the Stearman Trainer by owner Greg Gilbert
Here are some pics from today
Today we went to Boeing and watched the blue angels flying
Photos from Aviation Explorers Post 1735's post
Yesterday the Aviation Explorers were at the Puyallup Fair Grounds
We went to AOPA Fly-In at Bremerton on Saturday (Aug 20th)
There was aircraft displays, exhibits, seminars, and aviation vender products as well.✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️
Post 1735 field trip to the Kapowsin Air Sports jump school
located at Shelton airport.
The explorers flew over in two aircraft. In addition to the flight over
and back the explorers talked on the radio with the control tower.
They also got to observe the jumpers preparing their flying
suits and parachutes. They viewed videos of actual jumps, toured the
facilities, and learned details related to chute packing and jumping.
They also got a tour of the several aircraft used to transport jumpers
and the transport trailer used to return jumpers to the base from the
landing spot on the field. While on site they observed two jump
groups skydiving from about twelve thousand feet above the flied.
The tour was led by Jessie Farrington a co-owner and a jumper with
competitive jump experience world wide.
Yesterday the Aviation Explores got to practice and learn how to talk on the radio to the tower
We went to Shelton WA skydiving, how to jump on the plane and stuff. Something different. Looks fun :) it was interesting
Don't forget we have a meeting on Wednesday (August 19th) at 7pm
Couple weeks ago, We went to Sea-Tac Airport for our field trip
Meeting tonight at 7, if you are a member you will have received the email, if you are still deciding whether to join or not there will be a group of members outside bye Pavco Flight Center waiting to escort new members and potential members in at 645 PM! See ya'll tonight!
Today's the day! Wings & Wheels at Tacoma-Narrows Airport (KTIW) 15 dollars for adults and 5 dollars for children as well as discounted entry for Military with valid ID! Our crew will be hard at work but make sure to say hi if you see them, also make sure to stop by our booth!
Two crew member spend the morning washing a beautiful Boeing Company Model 75 biplane which was used as a trainer aircraft during World War II and is at Tacoma-Narrows Airport (KTIW) for the Wings & Wheels event on Sunday the 6th of July. In the background you can see a Lockheed Martin T-33 Shooting Star that is here for the event as well
Part of the crew flew from Tacoma-Narrows Airport (KTIW) to Olympia Airport (KOLM) in a borrowed Cessna 172 where they picked up and had the opportunity to fly back to Tacoma-Narrows Airport (KTIW) in a Bell 206 Jetranger II
The crew spent the night at Pavco Flight Center recruiting new members! We managed to increase our numbers greatly!
The crew traveled from Tacoma-Narrows Airport (KTIW) to Olympia Airport (KOLM) where they visited the Olympia Air museum!
The crew enjoyed their day at the Alaska Airlines Aviation day!
Braeden's first flight! They flew in Joe Wearn's mooney and traveled around the area with the Take off and Landing both happening at Tacoma-Narrows Airport (KTIW)
Happy Independence Day to all those that support and help us out! Our explorers are busy today working at Tacoma Narrows Airport! There will be a photo dump sometime soon! Have a happy Fourth!
The return trip with the 206!
So they are all home safe and they had a lot of fun! Tomorrow starts of a busy few days for us helping out with the Freedom Fair in Tacoma, and the Wings & Wheels event this Sunday at KTIW! Make sure to stop by and visit our booth on Sunday!
Some of our explorers down at Olympia Airport (KOLM) waiting to fly back to Tacoma Narrows Airport (KTIW) in a Bell 206 Jet ranger II. Pictures of the Helicopter inbound!
Hey everyone! Remember that tonight is the big night. We will be hosting a Open house at 6:30 PM for all of those interested in joining / coming to see what our post is all about. The open house will be at Pavco's main building located at this address 1110 26th Ave NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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