Gene McNeely started flying airshows in 1986 and has been a stalwart presence on the AeroShell aerobatic team, flying a Wasp-powered North American T-6. He can only guess at his total flying time behind the engine: “I would say 15,000 hours…probably more than that.” He does remember exactly how he got there, though. “I got out of the Navy and…started cropdusting, and the first engine I sat behind was the [Pratt &Whitney] R-985, which we’d adapted to the Stearman,” he recalls.
The Regional Air Cargo Carriers Association (RACCA) Annual Conference is coming up this April 28, 29, & 30th in Scottsdale, AZ at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort. Be sure to save the date for the annual RACCA Spring Conference event.
The event will include a Pratt & Whitney Canada golf outing and a bus excursion trip to beautiful Sedona, AZ on opening day, April 28. On Wedensday, April 29 will be the conference kick-off including a keynote address by Dr. Mark Taylor. Event activities will continue on Thursday, April 30 with more breakout sessions and general meetings.
The entire event will be held at the wonderful Hilton Scottsdale Resort. A block of rooms is available from Apr 24 to May 4 with a special room rate for RACCA conference attendees.
To learn more about the upcoming event, visit the www.RACCAonline.orgwebsite. You can also view the entire schedule of activities here.
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