Category : Wonderful Wyoming

Walker Bunch – Prologue
Walker Bunch – Prologue

Writing my family’s story, from my perspective, I realized that I jumped ahead some.  For sure I should have put something about what my grandparents meant to me as well as their influence which was considerable and atavistic.  If you have already read Part One/Two/Three you know that I was.

The Adventures of the Walker Bunch PART ONE: Wyoming
The Adventures of the Walker Bunch PART ONE: Wyoming

If you enjoy these stories, you may wonder where my interest in aviation came from.   In the beginning, it was my parents, W. Dillard “Pic” Walker and Frances Emily Walker.   I was literally born into an aviation family.   Moreover, I was almost born in an airplane! Writing.

Rich Sugden from delivering babies to flyin’ warbirds
Rich Sugden from delivering babies to flyin’ warbirds

I have a friend of over a half century that shares my abiding love of aviation.  I’ve known him since he had dark hair and I had hair. His life is more complicated than mine.   My life has been just about airplanes.  His, is as a successful surgeon along.

CAPTAIN JOSEPH RUTHERFORD WALKER 1798 – 1876
CAPTAIN JOSEPH RUTHERFORD WALKER 1798 – 1876

T’day, March 10th, 2018 I had a delightful phone visit with historian, Bill Horst.  Bill is 84 years young and very active with the museum in Porterville, California.  Horst has an abiding interest in Joe Walker.  Thanks to Bill Horst, I hope to soon have additional information on Joseph Rutherford.

“Fait pour Valour” a story about my hero, my mentor, Captain Ralph S. Johnson
“Fait pour Valour” a story about my hero, my mentor, Captain Ralph S. Johnson

“Fait pour Valour” (Born to Fly) By Billy Walker The Captain Ralph S. Johnson story is an amazing portrait of a great American aviator. From his humble beginnings on an Indiana farm, we look back on his 100 years of remarkable achievements. Learning to fly as an Army cadet in.

Uncle Jack (aka “Barnsmell”) Walker
Uncle Jack (aka “Barnsmell”) Walker

Uncle Barnsmell: Uncle Jack, John Henry Walker (1905-1984), was my Dad’s oldest brother.  Look at the ‘featured image.’ To me “Uncle Barnsmell” looked just like Smilin’ Jack, star character of the comics created by Zack Mosly.  Uncle Jack was a true renaissance man having been born on the side of a.

DAVID EDINGTON – MR. RONAN MONTANA –
DAVID EDINGTON – MR. RONAN MONTANA –

My story about David Edington IS STILL A WORK-IN-PROGRESS!  T’day, September 20th, I’ve made a few corrections with help from David & Rita.  I now await Tom Riley’s input.  Tom was an outstanding Ronan wrestler who achieved more successes at Arizona State University and beyond.    I’m also waiting for.

Jack Knight
Jack Knight

James Herbert Brockett (14 March 1892 – 24 February 1945), was an American pilot who made the first overnight transcontinental air mail delivery.  Brockett’s adoptive parents, the Knights, gave him his last name that he would take into the annuals of aviation history. Jack Knight was a close friend of.

WWII CPTP – Plains Airways

WORK IN PROGRESS! PLAINS AIRWAYS, INC. WWII CIVILIAN PILOTS TRAINGING PROGRAM  Plains Airways 1939 LUSCOMBE 8A Aunt Virginia – Granny – Uncle Bob – Cousin Jimmy Lee Osborn – Granddad (Greeley Airport 1944) N-80201 Jackson Hole, Wyoming 1945 First Twin Engine Airplane into the Jackson airport. Pic Walker far left..