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  • Pilot lesson No. 1: Check gas before taking off

    05/29/2009 12:06:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies · 1,158+ views
    The Denver Post from THE GAZETTE ^ | 05/29/2009 | MARIA ST.LOUIS-SANCHEZ
    A retired Air Force colonel with decades of experience as a flight instructor gave one of his students a hands-on lesson in a key principle of flying: Don't run out of gas. Al Uhalt of Colorado Springs made a bumpy but safe landing in a field Thursday when the single-engine Aviat Husky he and a student were flying ran out of fuel near the end of a 45-minute lesson. Neither Uhalt nor the student, 16-year-old Kyle Sundman, was injured and the plane was undamaged.
  • Fuel loss lands plane in Fountain field

    06/01/2009 11:33:08 AM PDT · by DFG · 10 replies · 938+ views
    Gazette (Colorado Springs) ^ | 05/28/09 | Maria St. Louis-Sanchez
    From 1977 to 1979, the retired Air Force colonel commanded the 46th Aerospace Defense Wing at Peterson Air Force Base. For decades he has been a flight instructor, owning his own school and even serving on the city's airport advisory board. Perhaps this kind of history makes Thursday's incident just a little embarrassing. His plane ran out of gas.