CHECK LIST Fly at least 50 different aircraft on my 50th birthday
Evaluate Skylark field for suitability, if not pick an airport
Fredricksburg- Airport manager is interested and is taking the request to city council.
Hangar hotel is interested.
Write AOPA, EAA, Flying magazine, etc.
Contact Guinness- done awaiting confirmation
Sporty’s Pilot Shop
John and Martha King
AV8or- Bendix King
Director – for aviation coordination - Marla?
Volunteer coordinator- Bobby?
Solicit donations- not the most fun part.
Videographer for post flight documentary
Log book entries
Airplanes involved with details
Volunteer info including addresses qualifications etc.
Representative aircraft from
Twin Turbo prop- King air
Single Turbo prop- Caravan
Light Twin- Twin Comanche
Thank you cards/letters
Transportation- Gator/ golf carts to transport me from one plane to next
Food- will need to snack as I ride
3x5 cards with the “numbers” for each airplane
Time to climb to pattern altitude…
Airplanes without parking brakes will have to have a way to safely keep airplane stationary while I get in.
Tail wheel tie
Chocks with long ropes to pull
Constant comms with ground crew
Method to record all comms
Headset remains in airplane- will need at least two. One to pre-stage as I fly so I don’t’ have to “look” for jacks.
Each aircraft will need to be thoroughly inspected prior to flight as I will have no time to actually preflight each aircraft immediately prior to my flight.
Holding short each aircraft owner/pilot will complete all run up checks, mag checks, etc. and ensure that oil temps, are in the green, fuel on proper tank etc.
Parking brakes must be easily Identifiable
NOTAM for airfield
ID tags for the volunteers
STORY- Every airplane has a story- I’d like to have a brief history of all the airplanes involved, especially the unique ones. Will need someone to consolidate all of the stories and edit them. Possibly and best would be a reporter from a magazine like AOPA.
Questionnaire- to get pertinent info for awards and recognition
Entertainment – Aaron Tippin ?
Catering - Johnny
People- Recognition for those who supported this effort by
Traveling the farthest
Donating the most time
Most unique contribution
Oldest pilot present still flying
Youngest certificated pilot
Most flight time over all
Most time in tailwheel
Most time in General Aviation
Most time in Experimental Airplanes
Built most airplanes
Built and flown any airplane
Most airplanes flown in one day!- ME
Ideas – Pre-event
Get a promotional flight in new airplanes then write a review of that airplane
Solicit public speaking engagements- possibly as a way to raise money.