Jack Tunstill of St. Petersburg, Fla., was honored Saturday
night as the 2004 recipient of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots
Association’s Joseph P. Sharples Perpetual Award, given
annually to recognize the greatest selfless commitment to general
aviation by a private citizen.
"After 35 years, you finally put an ant in space."
That was the comment made by one of cartoonist Wes Oleszewski's
childhood pals after the record-breaking X-2 flight of
SpaceShipOne. It was only then that Wes was able to break the news
to a few close friends that riding aboard SpaceShipOne on the
October 4th flight, that claimed the X Prize, had been a Klyde
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has filed
comments with the FAA challenging the agency's proposal to
incorporate a reservation system for unscheduled arrivals at
Chicago's O'Hare International Airport (ORD).
Aero-News Quote of the Day
“Jack epitomizes the ASN volunteer... He
spoke out in strong defense of Albert Whitted in the face of
apparently overwhelming odds. He worked to coordinate the efforts
of to airport support groups – the Airport Advisory Council
and the Albert Whitted Airport Preservation Society. He helped St.
Petersburg residents understand the true consequences of the
anti-airport ballot initiative. In short, he supported his airport
and he never gave up.”
Source: AOPA Prez, Phil Boyer, speaking about
Florida Airport advocate, Jack Tunstill, who successfully led an
amazing effort to save Albert Whitted Airport.
AD NUMBER: 2004-21-05
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