THE FLY PAPER JANUARY 2012 SHOWALTER FLYING SERVICE The Orlando Executive Airport (KORL) 400 Herndon Avenue Orlando, FL 32803 Happy New Year! Hooray...2012 is finally here! If you are like us, the arrival of the new year couldn’t get here soon enough. We are entering 2012 with high hopes for a busier and easier year. There are lots of upcoming events that we hope will bolster our business including the NBA All- Star game in February and the NBAA Convention in October/November. We also Special points plan to continue to build the camaraderie on the airport with the 2nd Annul Airport of interest: 5K Run/Walk and a Based Customer Event this spring. Showalter will host events like our yearly Pumpkin Carving Contest, Poem in Your Pocket Day, and the occa- • Happy New Year! sional Pajama Day. Something new this year will be regular Customer Appreciation Coffees ...check The Fly Paper and emails for dates and times. As we look ahead to the coming year, we are thankful to all of you for continuing to choose to work and play with us at the airport. Here’s to a successful, safe and sensational 2012! Here’s a look back at some of our fun from 2011...Inside this issue:Pilots N Paws 2Did You Know? 2Lodi’s Lowdown 2Contact us:Phone: 407-894-7331Fax: 407-894-5094E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.orgWeb:www.showalter.comFollow us on:
The Fly Paper Page 2 Pilots N Paws December was a very busy month for one of our favorite flying charities, Pilots N Paws! With coordination from Pilots N Paws, volunteer pilots trans- port rescue animals to foster and adoptive homes. Did You Know? Pictured below, you will see volunteer pilot Jeff Bennett who flew 31 rescueIn American aviation lore, the dogs from Alabama to Orlando to keep them from being euthanized. That’straditional removal of a new right, he had 31 dogs loaded in his Cirrus! Also pictured is Marine Corp Veteran Chris and his new service dog, Lucas, meeting for the first time.pilot’s shirttail is a sign of the Chris was overheard saying,instructor’s new confidence in “Lucas is the best Christmashis student after successful present ever!” If you wouldcompletion of the first solo like more information aboutflight. In the days of tandem volunteering your time or do- nating to Pilots N Paws, pleasetrainers, the student sat in the visit them on the web atfront seat with the instructor www.pilotsnpaws.org.behind. As there were often noradios in these early days ofaviation, the instructor wouldtug on the student pilot’s shirt-tail to get his attention andthen yell in his ear. A success-ful first solo flight is an indica-tion that the student can flywithout the instructor. Hence,there is no longer a need forthe shirttail, and it is cut off bythe often proud instructor andsometimes displayed as a tro-phy. (From Wisconsin Aviation’s Fall 2011 Talewinds) Lodi’s Lowdown 1st Lodi’s Lowdown for the month of December was correctly answered by Nicholas Musashe, Dave Gardner and Wendy Gorham. The first airway traffic Solo control system was opened in Newark, NJ on December 1st, 1934. Thanks for answering! Flight The question for January: What type of civilian airplane flew continuously for 64 days 22 hours 19 minutes 5 seconds without once touching down? How did they do it? Please email your answers to email@example.com.
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