New truck plaza – Flying J -coming to Tucumcari

By Chelle Delaney:Quay County Sun By Chelle Delaney Quay County The City Commission agreed on Thursday to rezone a section of Mountain Road at Highway 54, so that the Flying J, Inc. could develop a truck plaza on the property. John McSweeney, project director, of PDG, Inc., a subsidiary of Flying J. Inc., told the […]

Flying with the snowbirds

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Canadian Snowbird pilot Maj. Cory Blakely said his fondest air show memory is not dipping or flipping or diving high speed, but a moment in Reno, Nev., two weeks ago, when he was signing autographs after the performance and a little boy grabbed his arm. “He hugged my arm like a […]

Not a flying kind of guy

TV Hagenah Now that the air show has come and gone, I feel I can now admit it. I don’t like flying. It just doesn’t seem natural to me. I mean airplanes are big pieces of metal that are expected to go up into the air. Metal doesn’t stay in the air. Balloons filled with […]

Air show offers high-flying fun

William Thompson The Tucumcari Rotary Club Air Show is set for Sept. 29 at the Tucumcari Municipal Airport. The Rotary Club’s Bob McClelland, Jr. said up to 40 planes will be on display, many of them performing aerobatics. “The Canadian Snowbirds, a 9-jet military team will be flying “Tutor’ jets wingtip to wingtip,” said McClelland. […]

Local woman flies radio controlled planes

TV Hagneh Vickie Belisle has more airplanes than some small nations. She has 46 of them and all are in her ranch style home east of Tucumcari. There are planes, some with wingspans of more than nine feet across, hanging from the ceiling, some behind doors some in special racks, some on special tables, some […]

Restoring New Mexico history to flying capacity

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By Angela Peacock Tucumcari is no longer just a resting place for road travelers, as of Monday, planes are also making a stop. After its battle days during World War II, the Beechcraft AT 11 aircraft that was used to train more than 5,400 combat soldiers is making its way back to Albuquerque. Scott Witshger […]