Category : WAR STORIES

Cactus Fly In (Part 2) by Alan Ripa
EMILEY DARLING’S “STEARMAN STORIES”

Fellow Stearman pilot,Terry Emig, is the uncle of an amazing young woman, Emiley Darling.  Emiley put together a documentary for her Arizona State University project.  It shows how a group of intrepid, mostly ancient, aviators honor America’s veterans especially those who gave their all for our freedom.   Emiley’s video features Commander.

Allied Aircraft, Inc.-Tucson, AZ
Allied Aircraft, Inc.-Tucson, AZ

The featured image is of a restored “Fertile Myrtle.”  This was one of literally hundreds of aircraft I flew after master mechanic, Jack Kern, had worked his magic.   Most of the airplanes I flew were from  Davis-Monthan AFB, Navy Litchfield, or Tucson International. I became the quasi-chief pilot for Allied Aircraft,.

Building an Airplane in 1918 (VIDEO)
Building an Airplane in 1918 (VIDEO)
Warbird & Warrior Stories & links to some GREAT stories!
Warbird & Warrior Stories & links to some GREAT stories!

SPITFIRES!  Beautiful!! http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3598540/The-Photographer-captures-pin-sharp-images-final-55-airworthy-Spitfires-using-just-handheld-camera.html    AN INFAMOUS DAY. http://storymaps.esri.com/stories/2016/pearl-harbor/ THE LAST SIX SECONDS   If you’d like to know more about President Trump’s pick for Homeland Security, USMC Gen. John Kelly, please read the speech that he gave in 2010 just 4 days after he lost his own son in combat.One can.