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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2024 Gala Honoree – S. Clintone “Q” Hinote

S. Clinton “Q” Hinote Lt. Gen. S. Clinton Hinote, USAF (RET), a Three Star General, is an esteemed honoree at the PSAM Gala 2024. Throughout his military career, he piloted […]

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2024 Gala Honoree – Steve Hinton

Steve Hinton Steve Hinton is an accomplished American aviator with a remarkable career in air racing and aviation. From 1979 to 1989, he held the world speed record and secured […]

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Martin PBM Mariner – Warbird Wednesday Episode #201

Welcome to another episode of Warbird Wednesday! Today, we’re delving into the history of the Martin PBM Mariner, an amphibious flying boat designed in 1939 and officially introduced in 1940. […]

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Savoia-Marchetti S.55 – Warbird Wednesday Episode #200

Welcome to our 200th episode of Warbird Wednesday! Today, we are looking at the Savoia-Marchetti S.55. This Italian-designed aircraft had two passenger sections and featured Contra rotating propellers. Introduced in […]

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Beriev Be-12 – Warbird Wednesday Episode #199

Welcome to Warbird Wednesday! Today, we are continuing down the river looking at the Beriev Be-12. This Soviet bloc turboprop flying boat (NATO call sign “Mail”) was originally designed for […]

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Short Sunderland – Warbird Wednesday Episode #198

Welcome to Warbird Wednesday! Today, we are looking at the Short Sunderland flying boat. The Short Sunderland was a prominent flying boat during World War II, known for its versatility […]

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Kawanishi H8K – Warbird Wednesday Episode #197

Welcome to Warbird Wednesday! Today, we are looking at the Kawanishi H8K, also known as the Allied code name “Emily.” The Kawanishi H8K, or Emily, was a Japanese flying boat […]

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Dornier DO X – Warbird Wednesday Episode #196

Welcome to Warbird Wednesday! Today, we are looking at the Dornier DO X, an interwar flying boat with (According to Fred) a gorgeous Art Deco design, first flown in 1929 […]

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PB2Y Coronado – Warbird Wednesday Episode #195

Welcome to Warbird Wednesday! Today, we are looking at the Consolidated PB2Y Coronado. The PB2Y Coronado was a flying boat used for transport, patrol, and light attack during World War […]

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