Veterans Air Express

TVC YouTube features VAE ground transport RV

Team me up with Liz Wilcox, creator of The Virtual Campground and TVC YouTube…and watch us go! Liz gave me eleven minutes. And I gave her the story of how Gracie, the Veterans Air Ground Transport RV, enhances and extends my research. Come watch…and bring popcorn.

John Schaus goes back to Ramsey High School

Imagine being 95 years old and going back to High School. John Schaus did! Invited to address the students about “where I went and what I did in WWII.” But the rest of the story is even better!! John has a special connection to Ramsey High School in New Jersey – and the Board of Education recognized that connection with a very special honor. Come read what and why.

Non-sked researcher Alan Bender shares insights

Professor Alan Bender sporting a Panama-style hat sits across the table from Gaye Lyn. A painting of bright yellow lemons and fruit hangs over the table in their booth.

Non-sked researcher Alan Bender, an Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Professor, agrees to meet and share some of his long-time independent research into, and passion for, the non-sked era in which Veterans Air operated in 1945-1947. Alan bursts with incredible and myriad details — and infectious enthusiasm. This was an amazing opportunity. Come meet The Professor.

Veterans Air expanded friendships

A map shows the far-reaching route during the summer of 2018 Veterans Air Express research trip...from Santa Fe NM to Prescott AZ and as far northwest as Ashland OR then to Salt Lake City for a round-trip flight to Washington DC.

Thousands of land and air miles, days and weeks on the road, and terrific contact with folks who live and breath aviation. They shared insights into the history of the Non-sked air line era and showed honest interest in the Veterans Air story. Doesn’t get much better than that!

Veterans Air elusive records

Elusive Veterans Air records are hopefully not nonexistent. The pursuit of new aviation sources and resources steeped in the non-sked air line era prompted a great journey in June & July 2018. Come see who was on the meet-and-learn-from list between Oregon and Washington DC.

1945 story told at NJ Aviation Hall of Fame

Jammed ten pounds in a five-pound bag…and still had more to share. But I sure had fun telling the Veterans Air Express story at NJ Aviation Hall of Fame last November. I was delighted (and pleasantly stunned) by Executive Director Shea Oakley’s introduction. There’s a YouTube in this post that captures the evening…Dad’s concept, the WWII vets who joined him, a historic UNRRA flight, some conjectures why the airline folded…and more. Give it a look-see.