Author Robert Stitt has written several articles about aircraft operated by Spartan Air Services and has recently had a book published on the history of the Boeing Fortress with RAF Coastal Command. Robert is now working on a book describing all of Spartan’s aircraft and operations in detail and is keen to make contact with former Spartan employees orContinue reading “Book on Spartan Air Services in the Works”
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How to track people down – past and present!
I’ve had several people contact me recently who are trying to track down long-lost flying buddies or people related to a particular era or area of aviation (for interviews, research, etc). Here are some general tips on how to do this online, as well as aviation-specific resources. General: 1. Input the person’s name into Google (www.google.com) orContinue reading “How to track people down – past and present!”
Diving Into Another Bell
So the story of the Butterfly and the Diving Bell might have given my brain the kick it needed to get going on the novel (see last post), but it was another Bell that got me going in the right direction. That would be James Scott Bell, who apparently writes suspense novels but whom IContinue reading “Diving Into Another Bell”
In today’s street jargon, “giving someone props” is to give them recognition, often by bumping knuckles. In the aviation history circles I’m running with these days, though, “props” are “propellers” – so it seems kind of fitting to use the term to say thanks to my colleagues’ ongoing support. As many of you know, IContinue reading “Giving Props”