When I was a kid I got to go up to Boston Logan Airports tower thanks to a VERY NICE FLIGHT SERVICE STATION person who understood I was just a kid who flew gliders at the age of 12, with greater dreams of flight and a never-ending curiosity for anything aviation related.
Fast-Forward now, I’m now a grown man and flying Cessna’s and Fixed-Wing when economy allows. But I still get a certain twinkle in my eye when I see an airplane or control tower and secretly long to soar puffy cloudstreets with seagulls, eagles, and even an occasional trash-bag at 4,000′… Sorry, I was day-dreaming again on you.
This is the photo album that goes with the story published for the WA PILOTS ASSOC DECEMBER 2011 “WINGS’ MAGAZINE. AV8News gives you the “Tower Tour” so you will use their services! True professionals and pilots themselves, our local Air Traffic Controllers are among the most compassionate,kind, and accommodating in the nation! I know. I learned to fly from ‘under their wing’ at Spokane International. And that means the VERY PATIENT too we are so lucky to have them ‘watching our backs’ for safer skies and comforting traffic-separation services.
WE SALUTE YOU!