Flying Single Engine Planes Around the World
ven. 10 mai à 01:00
Our guest speaker is Marty Balk. He will talk about flying single engine planes to interesting places around the world. If time permits, he will also speak about flying a DC3 from South Africa to NJ. Marty's Bio:
Marty was born in New York City in 1950 and grew up in New Milford, New Jersey. He attended the Newark College of Engineering (NJIT), where he received a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering. After working as an electrical engineer for five years he opened and ran Linden Avionics Inc. for 20 years. Whiling operating the shop, he obtained an instrument and multi engine rating on his commercial pilots certificate. After leaving aviation for a stint in industry and other positions, he obtained a MBA, an Airline Transport Pilot certificate, then an A&P certificate with Inspection Authorization. Also, a Flight instructor with Instrument endorsement, certificate. Then obtained a DC-3 type rating. Other flying noterietay, Marty has flown a Cessna 210 from Sydney Australia back to NJ (before GPS), a Piper Cherokee 6, Cessna 205 and 172 to Alaska. While in Alaska, with the 205, he jumped over the Bearing Sea to Russia for a day. With the 205 he also went to Greenland (flew over the ice cap) then to Iceland, Mexico (BaJa), the Caribbean and flew over Cuba to the Cayman Islands. With another 210 he went almost to the North Pole and plans another attempt in 2020. In Oct of ’18, he went around the world in a friends Cessna 210. And last, he purchased and flew back, a DC3 from South Africa. It is now parked at Princeton Airport. Dinner first as usual at 530 in the Sunset Grill, then gather in the conference room in LPA’s Hangar 1 for the presentation.
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