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.

Veterans Air expanded friendships

Veterans Air expanded friendships

The calendar today says 26 October 2018. That disqualifies this summary as Breaking News — as well as the Posts I’ll link-in here as soon as they are written). But mid-June through mid-July, Veterans Air expanded friendships, contacts, perspective, and public exposure, covering 3,550 land miles in Gracie (VAE’s ground transport RV) and 3,700 air miles. The round-trip from Santa Fe looked something like this:

A map shows the far-reaching route during summer 2018 of 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.
Destinations along the 2018 Veterans Air Express trip. From Santa Fe to Prescott AZ, Ashland OR, and a round-trip flight from Salt Lake City to Washington DC. Then a drive home thru spectacular Utah, Colorado and New Mexico canyons.

Stops along the way…

    • Pinetop AZ to visit my life-long friend Jane, husband, Terry, and God-son, Tico, the Portuguese Water Dog. [Private Detour #1]
    • Prescott AZ campus Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to meet Steve Bobinsky, Executive Director, Philanthropy Development, and Suzie Roth, Research Librarian, Hazy Library.  [custom_button text=”Come meet some great folks at ERAU…” title=”ERAU Prescott” url=”https://veteransair.org/veterans-air-elusive-records/” size=”small” bg_color=”#ba0000″ text_color=”#ffffff” align=”none” target=”_blank”]
    • Gardnerville NV to visit Harry Pollitt, Artist in Residence (my husband) at Buffalo Creek Arts Center [Private Detour #2]
    • Ashland OR to meet Dr. Alan Bender, Professor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide [custom_button text=”I’ll take you to meet Professor Bender” title=”Alan Bender Ashland” url=”https://veteransair.org/non-sked-researcher-alan-bender/” size=”small” bg_color=”#ba0000″ text_color=”#ffffff” align=”none” target=”_blank”]
    • Washington DC by plane from Salt Lake City to:
      • Share the VAE story at Airliners International 2018 Airline Collectibles Show & Convention  [custom_button text=”Here’s more about Airliners International Convention…” title=”AI 2018 Show” url=”https://veteransair.org/veterans-air-history-at-airliners-international-2018-convention/” size=”small” bg_color=”#ba0000″ text_color=”#ffffff” align=”none” target=”_blank”]
      • Enjoy the company and laughter of VAE families Eason and Chambers.  [custom_button text=”Let me introduce these two great families…” title=”AI 2018 Show” url=”https://veteransair.org/eason-chambers-families-attend-talk/” size=”small” bg_color=”#ba0000″ text_color=”#ffffff” align=”none” target=”_blank”]
  • As full stories roll off my keyboard next week, I’ll attach a direct-link above.  Watch this space.  Gaye Lyn

 

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