Winter Haven Airport (KGIF / Gilbert Field)
“Entering a time of Major Change”
The statement of truth has often been made; the only consistent in life is continuous change. Another truth is not many like change, it makes folks uncomfortable. When change is in the wind rumors prevail, folks talk and say things that are undeserved about others, all because we fear change! The negative vibrational attitudes within the air are stressful and full of unnatural resistance. All this is pointless and unproductive. It is actually harmful and helps no one.
Winter Haven Florida Airport GIF Gilbert Field is entering into a transition period. Indeed a time of major change. Not many of us welcome change due to the unknown factors involved. However, most of the time, (and this is one of those times), there is little to nothing we can do about it, other than make the best of it. On July 9th at 3:00 pm there will be a meeting of the Airport Advisory Committee which is an open meeting in the airport conference room. Airport Director Leo Treggi will present the Draft of his Minimum Operation Standards and New revised Rules for The Airport. These will be submitted to the committee for discussion and presentation. Leo Treggi, Airport Director (above), has stated he desires to meet everyone on the airport and would like to make sure all pilots know that he has an open door policy and wants to talk to anyone who has concerns about anything regarding the airport.
What will 2015 Hurricane season hold for Florida?
In 2004 not only did Charley hit Southwest Florida but it was a hurricane season none of us will forget. Above is an interesting image you may want to share with your friends of Charley and the three other hurricanes that followed nearly along the same area passage over Florida!
JR Hafer stands by “Miss Lizzy” a Stearman, on display at aviation weekend sponsored by Tailwheels in Lakeland 2013
An odd duck on the lake? A strange float plane raises eyebrows locally… Story coming soon, watch for it…
Remember keep your eye on the ball and focus on your flying Don’t let petty “little things” distract you.
The Convair-F2Y-Sea-Dart stands as a static display outside of the Sun N Fun Florida Air Museum which in located across from the Polk Aerospace Academy on the SUN N FUN grounds at Lakeland Regional airport KLAL in Lakeland Florida USA, along with many other historical military and civil aircraft like the PIPERJET pictured below. The Florida Air Museum is a great place to visit. Make plans to visit when you can…
DE HAVILLAND DHC 6 MALDIVIES
Featured Article: Florida Panthers (Grumman F9Fs): Revered but no longer on the hunt – by John Stemple
Contact: Ariel Acevedo, Sport Pilot CFI
ERCO Ercoupe Qualified Instructor
Winter Haven GIF Gilbert Field Cell phone: (787) 546-3161
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“The influence of enthusiasm is infectious in aviation!”
Venice Beach on final for runway 5 inbound from the Gulf of Mexico
REMEMBERING D-DAY AND THE SACRIFICES OF
AMERICAN, BRITISH, CANADIAN AND OTHER ALLIED FORCES.
A Royal Navy and U.S. Navy sailor vividly recall the event.
HELP TO RESTORE A D-DAY VETERAN — C-47A THAT’S ALL, BROTHER!