In winter, Erie islanders get a lift,...

In winter, Erie islanders get a lift, a lifeline with Dairy Air...

There are 9 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Jan 27, 2010, titled In winter, Erie islanders get a lift, a lifeline with Dairy Air.... In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Hang around any local airport long enough and you'll hear some stories. The old salts of the sky can tell you about celebrities sneaking onto small private planes under the noses of would-be local gawkers, or about the interesting aircraft barreling down local runways.

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Bob White flyingcolobob


#1 Jan 28, 2010
A great article, it catchs the stings in my heart. I used to fly 1000 of frozen meat in my Cherokee 6, flying about 6 stops on delivery and back home. One of our trucks would have taken 2 day. Keep it up Bob Wernecke.
graham woodhouse

Burlington, NJ

#2 Jan 28, 2010
great story, wish i could be his co-pilot

Portsmouth, OH

#3 Jan 28, 2010

Westlake, OH

#4 Jan 28, 2010
This aviator is the old bold pilot. Yes, they do exist!
Lone Eagle Aviation

Bradenton, FL

#5 Jan 29, 2010
When the passion to fly still burns inside of a pilot they will do whatever it takes to get in the air.
Very interesting story ..........thanks

Columbus, OH

#6 Jan 29, 2010
Interesting to read about how the islanders get through the cold season !
Mary Creason


#7 Jan 29, 2010
In the 70's I landed there in my Ottawa Air Training & Transport air taxi, a Cessna 182, with a load of freight. I asked the pilot if I could co-pilot the Tri-Motor to the island if I bought a ticket. He said "yes."
After loading the passengers with their groceries, the students with their books, and the animals and freight, we boarded the aircraft.
The pilot said, "HI folks, I'm your pilot and this is my copilot and she's drunk too."
How times have changed!
Mary Creason


#8 Jan 29, 2010
I'd like to get the name of the Tri-Motor pilot. I believe it was in the early 70's. I may have it in my log book, but that is in Michigan and I'm in Floriday until May. Any help would be appreciated.
I truly enjoyed the flight.
Mary Creason
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United States

#9 Mar 27, 2010
Spent summers as a kid at Gem Beach back in the 60's and traveled to the islands only by boat. Always wanted to fly, finally (2000) did learn at Brookville, Oh about 4 miles from where the Wrights learned. I would drive this guys route for free and the experience.

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