07 – Rotorcraft and the Popular Rotorcraft Association

What’s a gyroplane? How does it relate to Mentone, Indiana? What does PRA stand for?

All of this is yet another depth to unique and timeless aviation, it’s yet another community within aviation, and yet another aviation story that I think you’ll find interesting.

This episode is about rotorcraft and the Popular Rotorcraft Association.

Link to the Popular Rotorcraft Association website:
http://pra.org

Interview recorded August 2017.

The podcast is produced by PreferredAltitude.com – Preferred Altitude, LLC.

Music on the podcast is “Arcade Montage”, by Lee Rosevere. http://happypuppyrecords.ca
(music used under license)

06 – Commemorative Air Force Minnesota Wing

A B-25 bomber you can actually climb into and get a ride in, an L-17 under restoration, a motorpool of historic military vehicles, a museum of fascinating military artifacts…and more historic airplanes!

On this episode we learn about the Commemorative Air Force Minnesota Wing, based in South St. Paul at the Fleming Field airport. It’s one of the many local organizations that make up the CAF.

One very important note:

During this episode you’re hear reference to Dick Cole. That’s Lt. Colonel Dick Cole, a veteran of WWII, and a veteran of an incredible chapter of WWII.

He served as one of the “Doolittle Raiders” that carried out the first United States bombing attack on Japan after Pearl Harbor.

The crews that carried out this stunning mission did so with B-25 bombers, like the one in the Minnesota Wing of the CAF.

Take a listen to some of great things that the Commemorative Air Force Minnesota Wing does to preserve US military aviation history.

Link to the Commemorative Air Force Minnesota Wing website:
http://www.cafmn.org/

Interview recorded September 2017.

The podcast is produced by PreferredAltitude.com – Preferred Altitude, LLC.

Music on the podcast is “Arcade Montage”, by Lee Rosevere. http://happypuppyrecords.ca
(music used under license)