On this day in 2013 the first post on this blog, which has become ReviewBeforeFlight, was made… It was a simple “launch post” but that’s led to more than 230 posts on a variety of aviation related, thought-provoking topics!
It’s hard to believe it’s been 6 years. Since joining the HYA team in 2018, I’ve been anxiously awaiting the ability to utilize my “Runway 6” picture. One of the challenges of this annual post is having the right “runway number” picture. This post brings the split to three of my own pictures I’ve been able to use versus three numbers I’ve had to use the internet to find. Runway 2 (KEEN), Runway 5 (KEWB) and Runway 6 (KHYA) are my own pictures whereas Runway 1, Runway 3 and Runway 4 came from Google Earth screenshots.
So let’s take a look at the 2019 highlights:
- I was invited back to America’s Seaplane City to serve as the emcee for the City of Tavares’ SEAPLANE-A-PALOOZA event that partnered with Sun ‘n Fun as their official seaplane splash-in component.
- Helped to form EAA Chapter 51 – Cape Cod based at HYA. Elected Founding Vice President for 2019 on 2/2/19 at the first chapter meeting. On 11/20/19 elected Chapter President for the 2020-21 term.
- Elected to Massachusetts Airport Management Association (MAMA) Board of Directors during October 2019.
- We passed 30,000 page views during 2019, our best year ever!
Some of the highlight pictures from 2019:
What I continue to be the most proud of over the past six years is our reach:
It really is amazing to see how ReviewBeforeFlight has evolved over the years. It’s been a lot of fun and now it’s time to think about how I can get a “Runway 7” image for next year!
Thank you for visiting ReviewBeforeFlight and reading our content – I hope you enjoy it!
-Fly Safe, @MTElia1B9