P6M Seamaster – Warbird Wednesday Episode #206

Welcome to another episode of Warbird Wednesday! Before we move onto our attack helicopter section, we wanted to visit the Martin P6M Seamaster, an amphibious bomber. This aircraft was designed […]

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DARPA Liberty Lifter – Warbird Wednesday Episode #205

Welcome to another episode of Warbird Wednesday! Today, we’re discussing the DARPA project “Liberty Lifter,” focusing on its groundbreaking aspects. The DARPA Liberty Lifter surprisingly aims to fly 100 ft […]

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HU-16 Albatross – Warbird Wednesday Episode #204

Welcome to another episode of Warbird Wednesday! Today, we’re discussing the HU-16 Albatross in our flying boat series. Introduced in 1949, it served primarily in search and rescue missions and […]

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Martin JRM Mars – Warbird Wednesday Episode #203

Welcome to another episode of Warbird Wednesday! Today, we’re discussing the Martin JRM Mars flying boat. It had its first flight in 1942 and was introduced in 1943. It was […]

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H-4 Hercules – Warbird Wednesday Episode #202

Welcome to another episode of Warbird Wednesday! Today, we’re discussing the H4 Hercules, also known as the Spruce Goose, the largest flying boat ever built with the largest wingspan at […]

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2024 Gala Honoree – Ralph W. ‘Getch’ Getchell

Ralph W. ‘Getch’ Getchell Colonel Ralph W. ‘Getch’ Getchell is a retired U.S. Air Force officer with a distinguished career spanning several decades. He received his commission and Bachelor of […]

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2024 Gala Honoree – Douglas M. Rosenstock

Douglas M. Rosenstock Lieutenant Colonel Douglas M. Rosenstock is the Director of the F-35 Academic Training Center at Eglin AFB, Florida, overseeing pilot and maintainer ground training for the F-35 […]

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2024 Gala Honoree – David W. Francis

David W. Francis Lieutenant Colonel David W. Francis, USAF (Ret.), dedicated 42 years to military and government service. A distinguished graduate of the US Air Force Academy, he served as […]

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2024 Gala Honoree – Joseph A. Salata

Joseph A. Salata Joseph A. Salata is the Senior Vice President of Flight Operations at Flexjet LLC, overseeing 250+ aircraft and 1,200+ personnel. Starting his aviation career with Flight Options […]

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2024 Gala Honoree – Lee D. Gustin

Lee D. Gustin Lee D. Gustin is a seasoned aviator with over 50 years of flying experience. Currently serving as a Challenger 350 Pilot for Flexjet LLC since May 2021, […]

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2024 Gala Honoree – Alton C. ‘AL’ Whitley

Alton C. ‘AL’ Whitley 2024 Gala honoree Col. Alton C. ‘AL’ Whitley Jr., a retired U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, currently resides in Greenville, South Carolina. He was part of […]

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2024 Gala Honoree – W. Blake Bourland

W. Blake Bourland W. Blake Bourland, a Fort Worth, Texas native, began his military journey at the United States Air Force Academy. Graduating in 1978, he entered the United States […]

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