KENT — Some time after the first solo and before becoming licensed, every pilot who has learned how to fly since the 1920s has been warned, “There are old pilots, and there are bold pilots—but there are no old bold pilots.” How then, does one explain Richard Schwabe?
COLUMBUS – The Ohio Highway Patrol has used aircraft for searches and photography since 1948. But the first time pilots engaged in traffic enforcement was in 1952, when two Ohio Highway Patrol pilots saw a semi driving recklessly in Mahoning County. According to an Ohio Public Safety newsletter, they radioed a ground patrolman, who pulled [...]
TIFFIN, Oh. – It takes skill, dedication, unyelding resourcefulness and a sense of humor to keep general aviation’s 50-year old fleet of airplanes flying safely year after year. Meet three sharp sticks on a team of amazing mechanical men, Tom Schulze, Frank Sabo and Tom McGuire of Tiffinaire at Seneca County Airport.
PORT CLINTON, Oh. – Passengers and pilots alike are enchanted with the Old Tin Goose. This 1920’s era Ford Tri-Motor with a corrugated metal skin brings out the best in people, and every few years or so, they flock to Port Clinton with their kids for a nostalgic low-altitude hop around the Lake Erie Islands.
GARRETTSVILLE, Oh. – Before Boeing made jets, they made biplanes. Machine shop owner and pilot, Tim Paul is the likely caretaker of a remarkable piece of flying history.