Regular visitors to Why Fly will know all about Glenn Mathews, but now it’s time for his wife to shine. Kate Beckett has been putting her camera to good use as of late, and has kindly agreed to share some of her Images with Why Fly. We’re pleased, and proud, to welcome out latest Contributor to “The Why Fly Family.” Here’s Kate’s first Photo Essay of the recent Fly-In at Arlington, Washington, U.S.A.
When my announcing partner, Toby, died suddenly in 1973 a light seemed to go out. He and I had covered many air shows together, from Abbotsford to Paine Field to Reno to Springbank, Alberta to Terrace and Prince George.
In 1961, shortly after arriving out west, I nailed a job with Hacker Press at Abbotsford as Art Director and almost immediately a number of aviation related things happened. I joined the Abbotsford Flying Club just as a decision was being made to hold an airshow and I found myself helping to organize the first event in 1962.