Teens-In-Flight, the 10-year-old non-profit that gives children of fallen soldiers a path to flying, marked the opening of its new home at Flagler Airport this afternoon.
Howell, 75, a centrist Republican, has an opinionated, sharp-tongued independent streak and an outsize personality tempered by self-deprecating wit and moderate politics.
Col. Jack Howell of Palm Coast was nominated for the national award for his work with Teens in Flight over the past 10 years, an organization that trains young pilots whose parents were killed or injured in conflicts since 2001.
Teens-in-Flight chief Jack Howell, the retired Marine Colonel, was riding at 60 mph in the annual Frank Celico fund-raising ride Saturday when a tire on his motorcycle blew, sending him scraping against the highway.
Malcolm Clevenstine, 71, of Palm Coast, the owner of Warfab Corp., died late Saturday after a plane crash in Palatka. Richard Carrara, 73, of Old Oak Drive in Palm Coast, was piloting a 2008 Cessna 400, which he owns, and practicing touch-and-go maneuvers at Kay Larkin Airport.
Teens-In-Flight students Cora Jo Rand and Gigi Gonzales became the first female students to fly solo for the Palm Coast-based Teens-In-Flight program, which plans expansions to Fort Bragg and Camp Lejune, N.C., as well as Fort Hood and Fort Bliss, Texas, by year’s end.
Jack Howell’s Teens-in-Flight mission to deliver $10,000 to defray the medical expenses of the victims of the Aurora, Colo., movie theater shooting culminated on Saturday. The trio aboard the Cessna began the flight home early Sunday.
Jack Howell was incensed to hear that some of the Aurora, Colo., shooting victims would have trouble paying their medical costs. He’ll be flying $10,000 to them in September through a fund-raiser he’s organizing.
Jack Howell and Teens-In-Flight in Palm Coast announced this week that Ken Mazzie, a Certified Public Accountant, has joined the Palm Coast organization’s board of directors.
Update 2, 5:17 p.m. Jack Howell is recovering at home, and AmVets raised over $1,600 for Teens-in-Flight at today’s fund-raiser. Update, 2:45 p.m.: Jack Howell checked out of Florida Hospital Flagler just before 3 p.m., with a broken finger, a lot of bumps, bruises and lacerations and a sprained ankle, but no more serious injuries. […]