Black Walnut Café

2015 Holiday Gift Guide for Aviation Fans

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! They say it’s not the gift, the thought that counts- but when you need to find the perfect gift for the aviation enthusiast (a.k.a AvGeeks), here is our 2015 list we put together.

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Aluminum Overcast

Visit Galaxy FBO – Friday, November 6th to Sunday November 8th, as the Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) ‘Aluminum Overcast’ B-17 Flying Fortress is visiting us all the way from Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The ‘Aluminum Overcast’ will be on display at Galaxy FBO for tours and flights. You can also enjoy watching the B-17 take off and land on Runway 14-32, while you are enjoying brunch/lunch at Black Walnut Café‘s patio on our 3rd floor.

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Galaxy FBO to host the Cirrus Aircraft Pilot Proficiency Program 2015

Cirrus Aircraft Pilot Proficiency Program (CPPP) is coming to Galaxy FBO between October 23rd to October 25th.

Over 20 Cirrus Owners and Pilots Association (COPA) members are expected to be a part of the CPPP, to stay current on their annual or biannual training as they are able to socialize with like-minded pilots and Cirrus owners.

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Houston Pinch Hitter Pilot Companion Course

Houston Pinch Hitter hosted a Pilot Companion Course on April 4th in the Galaxy FBO conference room. The objective of this course was to introduce a non-flying member of the family to flying an airplane. There were 20 attendees in the course and 4 students are now pursuing their full private certificates. Five aircraft were on the ramp for the attendees to learn about: 2 Piper Archers, a Grumman Cheetah, a Mooney, and a Cessna 172. This program is essential when it comes to being a competent Co-pilot and all left feeling well versed to fly in an emergency. Black Walnut Cafe catered the event and all guests had a chance to enjoy the facilities and the information they gained will be essential for their future flights.

Click here to find out more about the program and upcoming events

Flight Experience in the ‘Goodtime Gal’

Experience a part of history by booking a flight experience in ‘Goodtime Gal’ a Lockheed
C-60A. Built specifically for military service, the C-60A was the original ‘Lodestar’. Carrying the name and nose art ‘Goodtime Gal’, the C-60A was acquired by and assigned to the Houston Wing of the Commemorative Air Force. She was built in 1943 and configured as a paratroop transporter, complete with jump lights and a static line hookup.

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