‘THE SEVENTEEN’ Completes Production, Ready To Roll…

AIR CREATIVE teams up with COMMEMORATIVE AIR FORCE & LC Valley’s FRIENDS OF THE AIRPORT to document one of the last flying B-17 ‘Fortresses’ in existence …From pilot’s perspective! SEE CLIP ON ‘VIDEO’ PAGE

CAPT. RICH ROBERTS (CAF & US AIRWAYS) Narrates this technical documentary from History, through Pre-Flight, Navigation and Logistical challenges in this behind-the-scenes and very candid view at Airplane & it’s unique crew. Filmed in the skies over the beautiful Inter-Mountain Northwest, an entertaining, captivating and VERY EDUCATIONAL 70 minute presentation.

Made it!!! Hello Coeur D'Alene


It should be noted that although the DVD is promotional in nature, produced for LWS ‘Friends Of The Airport’, WASHINGTON PILOTS ASSOC ‘Wings’ & enthusiasts~ is not planned for commercial release… However, look for a YOUTUBE version in the very-near future, according to the producers. For more information on the C.A.F. and it’s large inventory of FLYING VINTAGE AIRCRAFT check out www.azcaf.org

Posted on January 7, 2013 | Posted by Geoff Scott | Comments Off

Lewis-Clark Air Festival

LC Air Festival was a hit! Despite 100 degree temps, a great crowd showed up for the ‘Salute To The Veterans’ at 10:00am followed by helicopter drop, static displays, helicopter and biplane rides, and the star B-17 ‘Sentimental Journey’… a great time had by all and special thanks to the sponsors, Ralph Stout, Friends of the Airport, Robin Turner & the Airport Authority for helping to make one of the LC Valley’s largest aviation events a day many will remember! -=Gs=-
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Extra special thanks to everyone who came by!

Posted on August 12, 2012 | Posted by Geoff Scott | Comment

Air Fair?? Air…FANTASTIC!

Big wings over the LC Valley… 

This crew from Whidbey Island Naval Station enjoys the best weather all year!

EAA Chapter #328, The Commemorative Air Force & AV8News wants to thank EVERYONE for coming by AIRFAIR 2011, I grabbed some highlights you can check out in above slideshow, that is, while we weren’t busy crooning the crowd with the romantic 40′s big band music. *additional details and story posted on sister website!
-=Gs=-

Posted on July 25, 2011 | Posted by Geoff Scott | Comment

100 Year Wings

J.J. Ward piloted the first powered flight over the LC Valley on October 13th, 1910.


Now, 100yrs later, the 1909 Herring-Curtis “Model- D Pusher” flies once again, looking and flying just like the original at first glance, then look again; the O-200 engine, sturdy wheels capable of cross-wind hard surfaces, and rudder pedals? It’s better. (Certain “modern day” amenities incorporated to meet current FAA standards)
Roll-out at Stout Aviation for '100Year Annv'
Built by Jim Otey (former WPA president & Boeing engineer) and recently inducted EAA-Hall-Of-Famer Dean Wilson (inventor of the Avid-Flyer & “kit Fox”), The brittled- yellow plans were discovered in a widow’s attic and brought to the EAA, soon to discover they were the wing-forms for the 1st aircraft ever flown in Idaho! Glenn-Curtiss museum shipped copies of the original plans for $25. 1400’ of rigging, spruce, bamboo tubing, cloth doping, and 2 yrs later: The 724lb Bi-winged 4-stabilized “Header” was officially rolled-out under Governor-proclamation for “IDAHO CENTENNIAL OF FLIGHT” at Stout Aviation.

How does it feel to learn a plane never flown before? Otey says- “With that 80hp C-150 engine the minute you apply power – you better be ready to start flying!” Curtis would most certainly have approved of this remarkable 400′ take-off in 5 second and climb at 55… that’s nearly “Mach 3″ in Wright speed . “260’(sq) of wing @ 4lbs per foot loading, it flies more like a glider than a Champ… but you wouldn’t want to try and glide it.” Jim adds. There are several offers to house it at several area museums and even an invite for the US Navy 100yr anniversary~ though, maybe not; “My stomach isn’t so tight anymore, I think it’s growing on me” Jim admits, rolling beside two PBS-TV camera trucks down RWY8 at KLWS.

Posted on November 8, 2010 | Posted by Geoff Scott | Comment