Dr. Alan Bender ERAU

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!