2017 Flying Highlight Pictures

MTElia’s 2017 highlight pictures!

Photo Feb 06, 2 59 08 PM

Took a tour of the Progressive Aerodyne factory to see many Searey aircraft under construction! (2/6)

Photo Feb 08, 9 10 00 AM

Thanks to Tavares City Councilman Bob Griener for bringing the history of the Woodlea House front and center in the “re-imagined” Prop Shop retail store at the Tavares Seaplane Base – FA1. (2/8)

Some pictures of the “re-imagined” Prop Shop, reopened 2/9/17:

Photo Mar 02, 12 10 36 PM

I wasn’t flying, but how many people get to walk on the runway at the Space Shuttle Landing Facility at the Kennedy Space Center? (3/2)

Photo Mar 02, 12 11 13 PM

Big guy, big runway! (3/2)

Photo Mar 02, 12 14 30 PM

Special marker on the runway for the final Space Shuttle landing wheel stop. (3/2)

Photo Mar 04, 11 37 18 AM

Found my copilot for life! Emily said yes on 3/3/17, this picture was from the next morning at the seaplane base. (3/4)

Photo Mar 18, 7 41 25 AM

Sunset over Lake Dora… (3/18)

Photo Apr 07, 11 19 47 AM

Found John Glenn’s former Beech Baron at Sun ‘n Fun! (4/7)

Photo Apr 22, 9 07 12 PM

The SOCOM Jumpers landing in downtown Tavares, Florida to kickoff the 2017 Planes, Trains & BBQ airshow! (4/22)

Photo May 11, 3 32 13 PM (1)

During our vacation up to Massachusetts I finally got a chance to take Emily up for a flight! (5/11)

Photo May 11, 11 42 57 AM

From the tower… (5/11)

Photo May 15, 6 28 08 PM (1)

Sometimes, even in the middle of administering a flight review, you have to capture the amazing “wing view!” It’s always good to see how the pilot handles the distraction too… (5/15)

Photo May 19, 2 04 02 PM

A pair of Grumman Widgeons at the Tavares Seaplane Base – FA1. (5/19)

Photo May 26, 8 18 09 PM

Spotted at Naples Municipal Airport (APF), an Aluras, formerly known as a Zenith CH-2000, the type of aircraft I did my first few flight hours in before switching to Cessna aircraft. (5/26)

Photo Jun 10, 1 02 23 PM

Visited the rocket garden at the Kennedy Space Center! (6/10)

Photo Jun 10, 1 10 15 PM

Climbed inside the mockup of a Mercury capsule… It was a tight fit! (6/10)

Photo Jul 04, 7 19 41 PM

Annual 4th of July picture at the seaplane base! (7/4)

Photo Jul 24, 6 21 25 PM

Emily and me enjoying the evening event at the 2017 Florida Airports Council annual conference in Miami, FL. (7/24)

Photo Aug 21, 6 06 42 PM

Very low-tech way to watch the eclipse! (8/21)

Photo Sep 04, 3 23 39 PM

A beautiful memorial at the Robins Air Force Base museum. (9/4)

Photo Sep 12, 3 21 04 PM

Hurricane Irma completely destroyed the dock facilities at the Tavares Seaplane Base (FA1). (9/12)

Photo Sep 25, 3 12 47 PM

During salvage efforts of the Hurricane Irma damage, the dock section with the seaplane base symbol was pulled from the lake bottom… (9/25)

Photo Nov 16, 5 09 02 PM

Sunset over the ramp at the Tavares Seaplane Base – FA1 with a beautiful Cessna Caravan preparing to head down the ramp for departure! (11/16)

Photo Nov 18, 2 32 06 PM

Emily and me with the one-of-a-kind Waco on floats! (11/18)

Photo Dec 02, 5 43 33 PM

It was my distinct honor to be able to serve as the Christmas parade emcee for America’s Seaplane City – Tavares, FL! (12/2)