A unprecedented honor surfaces today. I am releasing Part 1 of the hour-long interview and video production by four Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University students that we taped last summer on the Florida campus. The ERAU Team (I am extremely proud and pleased to say I was consulted and included in the entire process)…edited the footage into a 3-part video featuring unfolding Veterans Air history.
The interview is ably conducted by Joey Bobinsky. The A/V team — Elsa, Denise and Juan — jam packed the footage with elements from my research archive. They dove-tailed some 50 news clips, documents, photographs and other videos with the audio. These four sterling young adults make up the current Embry-Riddle Non-Sked Era Student Research group on the Dayton Beach campus. And, Dr. Sally Blomstrom, the Project Adviser and my contact, succeeded in making this a terrific experience for all of us. She also over-achieved her stated goal of “wanting you to be happy, Gaye.”
Proud of the outcome!
I could not be more proud of the outcome. I could not be more moved by the University’s interest in and support of the Veterans Air story getting told. And I could not be more bolstered in my hope for the future by the intelligence and spirit of each Embry-Riddle student I met!
And so…with no further ado…I give you Part 1 of 3. Click ‘d Card!
Part 1 runs 20:50 and covers the genesis of Veterans Air, some of our crew members, our aircraft, explanation of our intended routes – and even a lobster story.