Tag: Ty Helton

Don Reeder has inserted his credit card and is now pumping self serve into his restored Piper Cub. Image by Jim Satterwhite.

Self-service Fuel now at the Airport

Majors Field was opened in Greenville in 1942 to assist in training pilots for the European and Pacific conflicts. Several airports in the region were built during the same period.  These included training fields at Bonham, Reno (Paris), Caddo Mills, Terrell and Sulphur Springs.  Most were deactivated after the war.  […]

Sometimes on a hot day working at the airport is as exciting as watching paint dry. Mark McFarland gestures triumpantly as the temperature soars past 100 degrees. Image by Jim Satterwhite.

Temperature Soars for the Second Day

The temperature at Majors Field soared past 100 degrees for the second day in a row at 1:33 PM this afternoon.  A hot southwest wind made the tarmac feel like a blast furnace. A side bet was going on between the personnel at the airport.  Mark McFarland guessed 1:30 PM, James […]

A formation of Bird Dog airplanes fly over the Merit Cemetery in a Missing Man Formation. Image by Jim Satterwhite.

Memorial Flyover

Merit, Texas– A formation of Bird Dog airplanes made a missing man formation as they flew over the Merit Cemetery. The event took place during the annual Merit Cemetery Memorial Service and business meeting.  James Weston conducted the invocation and Abby Royster sang the Star Spangled Banner and God Bless […]

Mayor David Dreiling and Airport Manager Ty Helton field questions from the guest at the Airport Town Hall Meeting. Photo by J. Satterwhite.

Airport Expansion

Progress is being seen everyday regarding the airport expansion plans according to Greenville Mayor, David Dreiling, and Airport Manager, Ty Helton. [the_ad_group id=”1017″] L-3 Mission Integration and Communications signed a long term lease for the facility on October 8, 2013.  The lease included an additional 55 acres of land at […]

Air Evac 67 has been operating out of the hospital for the last three weeks or so. Photo by Jim Satterwhite.

Air Evac Moves Operations to the Hospital

The Life Team Air Evac crew has been operating out of the fourth floor of the hospital for the past two or three weeks.  The medical evacuation helicopter has been parked at the helipad except when inclement weather is expected or they need to refuel.  The team then returns to the […]