Saturday, July 24, 2010

Feature Associate - Homer Webb

We are fortunate at the Cold War Air Museum to have a fine group of associates and volunteers.
Homer Webb is an Assistant Principal in the nearby DeSoto Schools, Alternative Education Program. Homer is a frequent visitor and volunteer who can easily talk with both grown ups and kids about the history of the aircraft and the cold war. Just a few hours away from finishing his private pilot rating, Homer has ridden and flown in various musuem associate's aircraft and looks forward to the opportunity to fly in this L39 someday (hopefully soon).

Homer recently visited the Aircraft "Boneyard" near Davis Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona.

Homer's pictures, like that of the Sr-71 above, add detail and interest not found in our previous story about Davis Monthan, "Miles and Miles of Dreams" posted last year.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Mig Mannequin

A number of the associates at the Cold War Air Museum have been on "vacation" from blogging lately. Kicking things back off again is a story about a new decoration for one of our displays,

Browsing ebay(tm) connected us with a mannequin and helmet that looked perfect for our use. We were lucky enough to win the listing and after a short wait, our prize arrived.

The head now looks out from our Mig21, carefully watching for target acquisition.

Many visitors don't notice the head until they are right up by the aircraft. Some of the startled reactions are fun to watch.