“One show’s theme is ‘Arizona from Above,’ so I thought of you and your Flying Carpet. Would you consider working with them on a story?”
It was Charlie Hicks, former CBS-TV anchor and NAU faculty member, who now teaches International Media & Entertainment Management at the NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. Anything to promote international relations, right?
Following approvals, student producer Floor van der Vlugt phoned to arrange the details. All three students were excited about flying, explained Floor, “but one is very nervous.”
I suggested we meet early for cooler and smoother flying and filming…
**Read the entire column, “DUTCH TREAT“**
Photo: “Dutch students Floor van der Vlugt, Nicola Vogel, and Sietse van den Nieuwenhuijzen with faculty member Charlie Hicks. (l-r)”
(This column first appeared in AOPA Flight Training magazine.)
©2017 Gregory N. Brown
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