Category Archives: Springfield

a poem about the North American P-51

Those running short on time and are not interested in how things are going here are invited to scroll down past the three paragraphs that follow this one so they may read my introduction to the poem, and the poem. … Continue reading

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Visit With a Distinguished TexiCalifornian

Several years ago, I wrote a letter to the new editor of the American Aviation Historical Society’s Journal in which I cordially described my discontentment with the simple mistakes that I was encountering too frequently in their otherwise-excellent quarterly publication.  … Continue reading

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Long-Overdue Update

This post is being “dupli-posted” at two of my four blogs, starting with Honey & Quinine. The other post is at my AeroKnow Museum blog  —  https://aeroknow.wordpress.com  The most recent post at the AeroKnow Museum (AKM) blog was July 3, … Continue reading

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Newpapers Seriously

  For the past several weeks at my employer (not related to aviation though I would commit a minor misdemeanor to find a job here at the local airport) I’ve been processing what I call scraps (small clippings from magazines … Continue reading

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A New Public Room at AKM

Saturday I worked from 5:05 to 9:45 am and they from 2:15 to 7:55 pm on one project at the museum, and if you caught me at the wrong moment you might have misunderstood.To capture the passing MAJESTY of that … Continue reading

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Distinguished Army Visitors

It took me a second or two for my eyes to adjust to all the polished brass on their uniforms. On June 5, these two gentlemen entered the AeroKnow Museum office as I sat at the computer, and I did … Continue reading

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Merton and Andrew

The two visitors were amazed when I explained that the last person to hold the Revell model of the McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle was the Superintendent of the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Without fanfare … Continue reading

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