The Missouri Aviation Historical Society was recently honored to host current Navy Captain/Boeing WSO Dana “PERK” Perkins for the August 2014 meeting. Perkins currently serves as a Naval Reserve Assistant Chief of Staff and instructor at the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center, NAS Fallon, Nevada. In addition, he’s also a Boeing Flight Operations Weapons System Officer for production test flights of all Boeing tactical aircraft in St. Louis. His unique role […]
From MOAVHIST member Joe Gurney: I recently presented a lecture/video presentation about the Thunderbirds History from 1953 through 2013, their beginning at Luke AFB just to the West of Phoenix, Az in May-June 1953. Their first public airshow flying the Republic F-84G Thunderjet was some 3 weeks later at Williams AFB, AZ just East of Phoenix and home of the former “Acrojets” demo team. The original team members included identical twin […]
Our first coverage of the May MOAVHIST meeting is here! Check out these great pictures from our Project Mercury 50th anniversary reunion question and answer panel, curtsey of Carmelo Turdo and Myron Lane. Video and other features will be coming shortly.