Posted By: Bud Walker ATP-756232

After 70 years of flying 160 different civil and military airplanes and being recognized (at age 83) as being the ‘oldest active airshow performer in the USA’. I busted my FAA medical and got grounded – sold my Pitts S1C on 8 Jan 09 and have almost stopped whining. I thank you for the E-News. Along with my civilian experience, I flew as a USMC aviator, the N2S, SNJs, FM-2, F6F-5, F8F-1,-2, F4U-4, -5, TBM-3, TO-1, F2H-2, F9F-2,-5 amongst many others and loved them all. So now, in my non-flying years, I find solace by getting a warbird fix with your E-News and looking over your the inventory on your website – which has really helped me reconcile my situation! I wish the Courtesy Aircraft crew a happy, healthy and prosperous 2009 and my hopes that you’ll always have a Grumman Bearcat (my all-time favorite – the Pitts Special of the prop fighters!) in inventory for me to drool over.