Brandi Terkeurst (Alabama)

Brandi Terkeurst is based at  Moontown Airport, 3M5, located just east of Huntsville, Alabama.

The ugly plane is Patches, my 140 (my five year old, Bailey Terkeurst, took the photo of me). 

My name is Brandi and I fly out of a small grass strip in northern Alabama called Moontown. I blame my grandfather for getting aviation in my blood (I thank him all the time). He flew bombers in WWII and owned several aircraft over the years. I only remember flying with him once, so I didn’t grow up around it.

Globe Swift, Rick Stroud (owner) and Brandi Terkeurst (right seat)

A complete coincidence, I now work for a legacy carrier in an operations control center tackling global issues on a daily basis. I love it, but for me it doesn’t compare to GA. There ain’t nothing better than dragging your tail around on a nice afternoon while you put your work aside. I like the freedom of flying on my schedule. I compare it to getting a bicycle when you’re a kid and being able to go down to the local ice cream shop.

A C90-12F for the 140 (I was helping as much as I could).

Then, you get your driver’s license at sixteen to go grab dinner all the way downtown. Obtaining a pilot’s license just opens the next door to the whole world – you know what I’m talking about. Tail draggers just make it that much more fun! I took my private check ride in our 1954 Cessna 170B. I’m in the process of restoring a 1947 Cessna 140.

The barn doors down on the 170B on final into 3M5. 

Thanks!

Brandi Terkeurst

 

Moontown Airport 3M5

 

7 Comments
  • Mike O.
    Posted at 20:27h, 12 February Reply

    Our family has visited Huntsville for the past three years so my son can participate in the Aviation Challenge camp at the Rocket Center. Last year I had the opportunity to visit Moontown and meet Mr. Harold McMurran of Southeasten Aircraft Rebuilders, Inc. It was not the best weather for photography, so we spent the better part of two and a half hours talking all things flying. What an individual! He needs to write a book! I still carry his business card in my wallet to this day. This year I had an opportunity to fly with the new owner around Huntsville. And then to top it off, I got the pleasure to meet Mr. Myers. You all are a great bunch and I can’t wait until we visit again later this year. Fly safe.

  • Wayne Bressler
    Posted at 20:05h, 27 October Reply

    Moontown is one of those places you just have to visit. It’s a real treasure, full of GA and fun-flying. Thanks for sharing your story, Brandi. -Wayne

  • Jill
    Posted at 07:55h, 26 October Reply

    The 2005 AOPA Pilot ran a feature on Moontown and I have wanted to visit ever since!
    http://www.aopa.org/members/files/pilot/2005/moontown0505.html

    Hope to get down your way some day.

  • Donna guerin
    Posted at 12:57h, 25 October Reply

    Welcome Brandi, we visit moon town quite often. Maybe we will meet sometime. My name is Donna

  • Linda Melhoff
    Posted at 09:40h, 25 October Reply

    What a great way of expressing the freedom of flight. Loved all your “stuff”.

  • Lisa Martin
    Posted at 09:24h, 25 October Reply

    I love that sunset (?) arrival. Gosh that’s a beautiful picture.

  • shannon
    Posted at 08:57h, 25 October Reply

    See Judy there is a moontown Hi Brandi we have been to 3m5 have told Judy about it as she did not know it existed a gem in the south hope to meet soon Shannon

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