Mustang II builder - Rick Henry in MD-11 July 14, 2020
Bio - Rick Henry
Builder of Mustang II N727RH

Biographical Info
  • Age - 66; married with two children and three grandchildren
  • Location - Alaska and Tennessee, USA   Facebook page
  • Licenses & Certificates:
      Airline Transport Pilot:  MEL (43 years) ; MD-11, DC-10, B-727, CE-500
          Commercial:  Single Engine Land and Sea, Multi Engine Sea
          FAA Safety Team Pilot Proficiency - Master Wings 2014
               FAA Basic Wings Phase II 2021
      Certificated Flight Instructor CFI / CFII / MEI (47 years); Gold Seal (46 years)
          Former Proficiency Check Airman: MD-11/MD-10, B-727
          Master Certificated Flight Instructor 2008-2012
      Mechanic  Airframe & Powerplant (39 years), Inspection Authorization (12 years)
          FAA Silver AMT Award 2014
      Flight Engineer Turbojet
      Ground Instructor Advanced & Instrument
  • Total Flight Time - 23,200 hours
  • Flown as Pilot In Command in all 50 US states and to 35 countries
          (Visited 42 countries), (Flown to 49 states in the Mustang II)
  • Profession - Retired MD-11 / MD-10 Captain -  (With FDX 33 years, 25 as Captain)
  • Education - BS Aeronautical Studies - 1975 (at age 19)
  • EAA's Young Eagles Program pilot (#000194) and supporter
  • Member: EAA (Lifetime Member); AOPA, Alaska Airmen's Association,
    Air Line Pilots Association, EAA Chapter 42 (ANC), EAA Chapter 182 (MEM)
    National Association of Flight Instructors
    Society of Aviation and Flight Educators



Some selected recent flights

  • Jul. 2021: Cessna C-177B Cardinal: Olive Branch, MS (OLV) - Maryland - Oshkosh, WI - OLV
  • Mar. 2021: Beechcraft BE-35 Bonanza - Flight Review (given)
  • Feb. 2021: Piper PA-31 Navajo - Flight Review (received)
  • Oct. 2020: Cessna C-177B Cardinal: Everett, WA - Somerville, TN PAE-PDT-BOI-OGD-PUC-FMN-AMA-PWA-FSM-FYE
  • August 28-29, 2020: Boeing MD-11 - Final flight for FedEx FDX #1261 MIA-MEM
  • Apr.-Jul. 2020: Boeing MD-11 - Osaka, Anchorage, Guangzhou, Seoul, Taipei, Honolulu
  • Jan. 2020: Boeing MD-11 - Cologne, Germany; Liege, Belgium
  • Oct.  2019: Experimental Mustang II - Five Young Eagles flights
  • Sep. 2019: Piper PA-31 Navajo - Alaska to Mississippi
  • Aug. 2019: Boeing MD-11 - Hawaii, California, Alaska
  • Jul.  2019: Experimental Mustang II - To/from Oshkosh to EAA AirVenture
  • Summer 2019: Piper PA-31 Navajo - Alaska glacier flights, Fairbanks
  • May 2019: Boeing MD-11 - Honolulu, Seoul, Guam, Anchorage
  • May 2019: Piper PA-31 Navajo - Mississippi to Alaska
  • Mar. 2019: Boeing MD-11 - London (Stansted), Frankfurt, Paris, Singapore, Osaka
  • Jan. 2019: Boeing MD-11 - Singapore, Osaka, Taipei, Anchorage
  • Aug. 2018: Grumman G-21 Goose - Checkout, MES recurrency, Flight Review (received)




Photos

With the family headed to the beach At AirVenture Oshkosh July, 2019 With instructor / author Burke Mees and the Grumman Goose August, 2018 With Linda in Seward, Alaska, June, 2017
With the family headed to
the beach October, 2019
At AirVenture Oshkosh
July, 2019
With instructor / author Burke Mees
and the Grumman Goose
at The Goose Hangar
August, 2018
In Seward, Alaska
June, 2017
Water Canon Salute Cardinal
FedEx Retirement Flight
August 29, 2020
The Cessna Cardinal
October 24, 2020


Early Accomplishments:
  • Age 14 - Formed rock band, played trumpet for hire
  • Age 15 - Took flying lessons before driving
  • Age 16 - Soloed; Started college
  • Age 17 - Private license, First international flight as PIC
  • Age 18 - AA degree; Commercial, Instrument, Multi, CFI
  • Age 19 - Graduated college with BS degree (Photo with John Paul Riddle, co-founder of Embry-Riddle)



Links

E-mail: Rick@RickHenry.com

Updated September 17, 2021