Thousands of land and air miles, days and weeks on the road, and contact with aviation folks who knew about the Non-skeds and showed honest interest in my story. Doesn’t get much better than that!
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.
Accepted an invitation to share Veterans Air Express history at Airliners International 2018 Convention in Washington DC this July. It’s the World’s Largest Airline Collectibles Show. What fun. And got to meet some non-sked aficionados, too.
The history of 1945 Veterans Air has recently attracted varied (and rather large, may I add?) aviation audiences as our research unfolds more crew, flight and non-sked era details.
One gorgeous summer day at Embry-Riddle Daytona Beach campus, three students and I delved into a conversation about Veterans Air Express. The outcome? This 3-part video.