astronaut who flew on the NASA STA-73 Space Shuttle. Photo courtesy Fred. W. Leslie.
degree. Once airborne every training flight
included a mandatory flight to the west and
a touchdown at Tim's Airpark to fill-up and
head back to Bird's Nest with enough fuel to
repeat it with the next student.
as if pondering logistics, before resting his
eyes on Tom. "I appreciate you speaking your
mind," he said.
JB (who had quit the airport a number of
times but couldn't stay away for long). JB
paid a small rent on the shop hangar and went
about his business fixing broken airplanes.
The two split any profit from selling parts,
and JB agreed to buy liability insurance,
which he didn't do and may also have exac-
erbated a sticky little matter involving seat-
belts. Details are vague. A likely, though far
from absolute, sequence of events is that JB
purchased and installed new seatbelts in an
airplane for a client, consistent with a recent