September 30, 2018 at (Ellington Field) Houston, Texas – Third Coast Aviation (TCA) announces an interview being broadcast today at 4 PM CST on the “Houston and Beyond!” radio show with Jack Chambers. Representing TCA was Robert Rhodes, Sr. Financial Consultant, talking about current events at TCA, our flight training services, and some things to do around Houston Texas.
Interview on Houston and Beyond radio show
The 30 minute interview explores Discovery Flights and their part of the experience of getting a private pilots license (PPL), flight training in general, Certified Flight Instructors (CFI), our aircraft Acquisition, Disposition, and Management (ADM) services.
TCA’s sponsorship on the “Houston and Beyond!” radio show hosted by Jack Chambers ends with this show, but we look forward to working in the future with Mr. Chambers on welcoming people to our great city, Houston, Texas, as well as things to do around the metro area.
A little history lesson from
Little known to us at TCA, we are sitting near the birthplace of the United States military air force – Bay Street Park in Texas City. Here is what we found out (take from a posted article at the part itself on Trip Advisor):
The First Aeronautical Division of the U.S. Army was established in August of 1907. The Wright Brothers designed and tested the first military plane delivered to the Army, which met the specifications of being able to fly 40 miles per hour, remain aloft for one hour with a crew of two, and be transportable in a four-wheeled, mule driven wagon. The contract with the Wrights also included the training of two officers in the “handling and operation of this flying machine.“
Although an aviation school was established in College Park, Maryland, and experimental flights were conducted in West Texas, Georgia, VIrginia, Ohio, California, and the Philippines, the Signal COrps did not establish the First Aero Squadron until the spring of 1913 when the Second Division was encamped at Texas City.
Here, on an air field located on the land now part of this Bay Street Park, the early aviators with the U.S. Army experimented with nine of the Army’s planes for a period of ten months (March 2 through November 28, 1913). Eight flying officers and twenty-one enlisted men composted the Aero Squadron, commanded by Captain Charles Deforest Chandler.
Here, flight records for speed and distance were set. Among those young officers assigned to Texas City was Lieutenant Eric Ellington, for whom Ellington Air Force Base, south of Houston is name.”posted plaque at By Street Park
About Third Coast Aviation
Founded in January 2017, Third Coast Aviation LLC is a general aviation company serving the Texas Gulf Coast region, providing CFR Part 61 flight training, aircraft acquisition services, and aircraft sales services. With ranks of seasoned Certified Flight Instructors (CFI, CFII, and MEI), we deliver services to student pilots, from Discovery Flights through their Private Pilot License (PPL) and beyond – creating safe, competent pilots! We don’t stop there, but continue serving pilots with TCA Group Ground School Workshops, BSA Aviation Badge Workshops, and a TCA Student Association.
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