ABS MagazineAugust, 2014
In this Month's issue...
Long-time ABS Technical Advisor Glenn “Arky” Foulk passed away August 21st. Recruited by Norm Colvin in 1986, Arky was ABS’ second technical consultant and served on the ABS technical team for 27 years, retiring in 2013. Prior to consulting to ABS, Arky served in the U.S. Air Force, then worked 27 years as a Beechcraft mechanic at Cutter Aviation in Phoenix, Arizona. After retiring from Cutter he owned Delta Strut, the leading overhauler of Beech landing gear struts, until selling the company a few years ago. This made Arky one of the foremost experts on the Beech landing gear system and a valued contributor to the ABS Landing Gear Inspection, Maintenance, Rigging and Repair Guide. Arky’s wife Louise provided valuable services to ABS members as well, volunteering at many ABS Conventions and managing on-site operations at ABS Service Clinics in the years Arky served as a Service Clinic inspector. The American Bonanza Society was honored to bestow the Above and Beyond Award, the Society’s highest honor for persons compensated for their service to the membership, to Arky and Louis Foulk in 2013.
Arky and Louis' son Dennis called ABS before he departed for Arizona to be with his mother. He wanted us to know that ABS was a very big part of his father's life, and this allowed me t thank Dennis for his parents' service on behalf of the members of the Society. No arrangements have yet been announced. We'll post details on www.bonanza.org when they become available.