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I never did, but almost…
I never did, but almost…

I was almost born in the cabin of my father’s twin engine Beechcraft. I wasn’t, but almost was.  My parents were enroute from Greeley to Cheyenne, a short flight, when my mother went into labor.   I was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming September 30, 1941 less than five minutes after.

The Summer of 1954…

As a “younker,” I was raised in an aviation family albeit in the small mountain community of Saratoga, Wyoming.  My folks ranched and built a resort, The Saratoga Inn.  Every summer the Conquistadores del Cielo, a very secret group of high-level aviation leaders would fly into Saratoga’s “Shively Field” (named for Jack.

Mark Berent
Mark Berent

Aviator Extraordinare – Author – Friend It was 1971 — 1972. US Air Force Lt. Col. Mark Berent was the Air Attaché in Cambodia. I was the aircraft commander of a C-131 “Samaritan.” Berent actually ran the entire air war in Cambodia. Astounding! This was normally an assignment for a.

Maj. Gen. Carl Schneider
Maj. Gen. Carl Schneider

I’ve enjoyed a long and delightful friendship with Carl. I’ve wanted to put his story on my website. As I looked at his life, via power point, I thought it would be a novel way to provide my readers a unique “read” of the life of a GREAT American! Certainly,.

LTC Ron Green
LTC Ron Green

Lieutenant Colonel Ron Green was born in Aberdeen, SD, then had short moves to Wyoming and Nebraska.  While in Nebraska he lived under a final approach to the runway there.  This was a ‘top-off’ base that had bombers and fighters that flew each day.  Ron looked up at the airplanes.

Another Ralph Johnson story…
Another Ralph Johnson story…

“HAPPY LANDINGS” Captain Ralph S Johnson… Ralph loved Purdue University. It was a huge part of his life and provided him many of the tools by which he made amazing things happen. The following was done by a team of Purdue student historians. They exceeded that which I had hoped.

Arthur & Capt’n Eddie

I heard from my ol’ pal, Larry Duthie, you might recall the story I wrote about him. If you missed it, just “search” for Larry Duthie KIA. Not a lot going on with the COVID-19 pandemic, so Larry was searching for something to read. He came across the book “Rickenbacker,”.

Major CC Moseley 1894 – 1974

Corliss Champion Moseley (July 23, 1894– 1974) was a United States Army aviator and later civilian trainer. He won the inaugural Pulitzer Air Race in 1920.  Following his service in WWI, where he was credited with one aerial victory, he was in charge of all United States Army Air Service.

Plains Airways WWII CPTP
Plains Airways WWII CPTP

N80201 was the first twin to land at Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Pic Walker is at left. Frances Walker stands 7th from the right between Mr. & Mrs. Al Litzenberger. Arv Schultz – Editor’s View Civilian Pilot Training in Rarified Air by Arv Schultz, In June, 2013 the QB Beam explored.

Roger n’ Me
Roger n’ Me

    ROGER & ME 24 DEC 1998 Naming this piece “Roger n’ Me” fits albeit is a bit troublesome.  Troublesome as it shares the title to a 1989 Michael Moore movie a movie of much disdain by we conservative folks. January 12th, 2019 Colonel Roger K. Parrish joined the.