Monthly Archives: October 2014
Sad news from Wichita, Kansas.
I was notified by my daughter this morning as she and her coworkers watched the plane go in.
Got the first news on this from my daughter in Wichita. She works for the AOPA about a quarter of a mile from the Flight Safety International building on the airport.
Sources vary on the number of casualties.
The local stations are following the situation, so I will only provide links to them.
This one is close to home as it were.
This is how we treat our finest….
While it’s not exactly the design we settled on some months ago, that didn’t make the cut. Seems it was desired that all the bricks have a certain format, which makes perfect sense.
My daughter, The WSO, returned last week from Key West, survived the Hornet Ball Saturday night and finally had a chance to get out to the memorial today.
All in all, I think we honored our dear friend very nicely. I wish I could have been there for the dedication.
Next time I get out to Lemoore, I hope there is some grass growing near the memorial. I plan to bring a nickel or three…
And didn’t make it home.
Another part of my life………………….gone…………………………..no more than memories now.
Sniff……………………Damn Desert Dust anyway…………………………
Seems that a somewhat favorite air frame of yours truly stood down today. The Hellenic Air Force officially retired the last LTV A-7E Corsair II.
I am proud to say that I did serve a tour in The Argonauts of Attack Squadron One Four Seven who in those days past, did fly and fight with the Corsair II. She was a tough little jet and could carry a lot of ordnance and did not need a lot of tanker help to do the job.
SLUF is gone……………but she will never be forgotten……………………..So Long Old Friend. Fair Winds and Following Seas.
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There are a few men (and women) in the world that I have really admired. Virtually all politicians bend with the political winds.
Pics from my short visit to the former home of the United States Air Force, known as RAF Bentwaters near Woodbridge, Suffolk last Sunday. Now an industrial estate, contained therein is the old command post now called “Bentwaters Cold War Museum”. The first thing that greets you is this: “The Empty Chair” – I thought to myself, `I’m going to like this place`.
Yesterday our car club had a wonderful drive to a museum dedicated to the 300SL. Actually it isn’t really a static museum, filled with poor cars that will never be driven.
Even the Mercedes-Benz museum in Stuttgart will on occasion send their historic and near priceless cars around the world to be driven at events.
This museum – in Napa, actually houses SLs for their own owners to drive.
Update: 04-07-18 – I received word that the museum has closed. Continue reading