For those of you who don’t know him, AirVenture Cup rookie, Sam Weigel wears many hats. While he was known as, “The Guy Racing the Cub,” during the race, he is also joined our volunteer ranks. He flies the Cub for fun and the equally tecnologically advanced MD-80 for a major air carrier for work. While not flying airplanes he is also a staff columnist for Flying Magazine with a monthly column, “Taking Wing.”
Sam’s tagline for his column is “Tales of when flying, discovery, and life converge.” His installments of “Taking Wing,” are a welcome breath of fresh air and youthful energy in aviation periodicals. Drawing from his more than a decade of experience, he shares tales of flight instructing, to flying trips as a regional airline captain, to his most recent column about participating in the AirVenture Cup. Sam provides perspective and depth of knowledge only someone so involved in aviation, both the career side and general aviation side, can provide. His writing is entertaining and fun, and brings us back to the things that get the, “Avgas coursing through [our] veins.” (To use Sam’s words.)
If you haven’t picked up the December 2014 copy of flying magazine, we would highly encourage you to. This article is probably the best piece of press the AirVenture Cup has received, and really hits the essence of what the event is about: participation, fun, and people.
We will post the link to the online article when it becomes available.