Oct 2011 Brandi Terkeurst (Alabama)
Brandi Terkeurst is based atÂ Â Moontown Airport, 3M5, located just east of Huntsville, Alabama.
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 didnâ€™t grow up around it.
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 doesnâ€™t compare to GA. There ainâ€™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 youâ€™re a kid and being able to go down to the local ice cream shop.
Then, you get your driverâ€™s license at sixteen to go grab dinner all the way downtown. Obtaining a pilotâ€™s license just opens the next door to the whole world â€“ you know what Iâ€™m talking about. Tail draggers just make it that much more fun! I took my private check ride in our 1954 Cessna 170B. Iâ€™m in the process of restoring a 1947 Cessna 140.
Mike O.Posted at 20:27h, 12 February
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 BresslerPosted at 20:05h, 27 October
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
JillPosted at 07:55h, 26 October
The 2005 AOPA Pilot ran a feature on Moontown and I have wanted to visit ever since!
Hope to get down your way some day.
Donna guerinPosted at 12:57h, 25 October
Welcome Brandi, we visit moon town quite often. Maybe we will meet sometime. My name is Donna
Linda MelhoffPosted at 09:40h, 25 October
What a great way of expressing the freedom of flight. Loved all your “stuff”.
Lisa MartinPosted at 09:24h, 25 October
I love that sunset (?) arrival. Gosh that’s a beautiful picture.
shannonPosted at 08:57h, 25 October
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