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The #rain is not stopping us today! #theyseemerollin #theviewisalwaysspectacular


Vince Fosness just returned from a successful Commercial Single-Engine checkride! Way to kill it, Vince!

That darn social media content manager was out of the office again when these two made some amazing accomplishments.

Let's hear it for Joe Coleman, who earned his Multi-Engine rating on February 1st. Way to get it done!

And also, Tyler Bridges, who perservered to complete his first solo on February 3rd! AMAZING!

Way to go, both of you!

#cavu day! And, the #sun already defrosted the #planes #comeflywithus

[01/28/17]   Blue skies and tail winds to our sweet friend, Maury Marler. He will be sorely missed.

Our friend, and former instructor, Len Quiat, shared a wonderful story about Maury:

"In May of 2008, a 91 year old gentleman Maurice Marler came to Galvin Flying. He walked through our doors, and stated with conviction that he wanted to learn to fly (again). Maury went into flight training in the Army Air Corps in the early stages of WW2, and he ended up as a navigation instructor. He taught many air crews the complicated task of aerial navigation during those days including using sextants, dead reckoning and the early days of AN and NDB radios. Maury never finished his flight training in the Air Corps, but spent many years navigating and developing aviation relation processes and requirements and still actively worked as a Navigator. He told me stories of flying on B25s, B17s, B29s, B50s, B47s and B52s along with a large number of cargo aircraft. He told me about the early days of VORs and Internal Navigation, using star charts and sextants for navigation. He had stated that he had mentioned the idea of a radio beacon for downed aviators while working at the Pentagon, which has become the modern Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT). He also told me stories of flying with some of the most famous people in the history of aviation.

He retired from Air Force as the only navigator in the Pentagon and then worked at Boeing until the 80s.

He came to Galvin due to his strong desire to go back to flying and the camaraderie offered by aviation.We came up with a plan for training, with the number 1 requirement being "Have Fun!"

As his training progressed, King 5 news heard about Maury and did a segment on him and his flight training. He was later interviewed by an Australian TV show and the Bonnie Hunt show. His taking to the air again I believed sparked a lot of people who thought they might be too old to pursue their interest in aviation.

I kept in touch with Maury as my career moved me away from Galvin, and was able to give hm a tour of Boeing's flight test and the 747-8, and 787 test airplanes, which he thoroughly enjoyed. Through the years I kept in touch with him and Rozarii Lynch and I would take him to dinner. He kept flying at Galvin with several of the instructors, and he kept me up to date on his flying adventures.

Maury passed away yesterday, at 98.

During training and our visits I learned a tremendous amount about Maury, his life, and his wonderful family. He was an inspiration to so many. I feel honored to have known him and will truly miss him."

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We've got another drone class just around the corner! February 18th and 19th

We also have another X-Star Premium soon to be on the shelf for anyone who wants to make incredible videos like this! Buy one of the best rated photo and video drones from a company that can teach you how to fly it safely and legally!

On this week's #DroningAroundTheWorld: Mark Howland takes his X-Star around Haystack Rock! Details:

Here's a video clip of Reed's sunset solo!

Here she is. Congratulations, Nicole!

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