EAA News – Former Young Eagle Helps Deliver Skylanes to Afghanistan

Posted by on Sep 26, 2011 in "Hangar Flying" | 0 comments


September 16, 2011 – Carl Gustafson is a First Officer with Jet Blue Airways based out of Long Beach, California, a volunteer at Flabob Airport, Riverside, California, and a former Young Eagle. Until recently, perhaps his most significant flight was bringing a JetBlue Embraer E190 into EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in 2008. But this past week Gustafson, 31, and two other pilots ferried three brand new Cessna T182T Turbo Skylanes halfway around the world to Shindand, Afghanistan.

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