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Case 159    Wednesday 06 Feb 2019 by Kaye Riggs
Sadly, Robert Converse, an old friend although I'd lost contact with him for about 10 years prior to his passing, did leave us several years ago, I think 2013.

Robert and I flew together at Apollo Airways/Pacific Coast Airlines out of Santa Barbara back in the early 1980's. Robert went on to PSA/USAirways and I went on to Continental, retiring as a 767 Captain in 2009.

I last saw him at Oshkosh in the mid 1990's. He had the Huntress III there with his "Flying Fortress" set up selling rides and T-shirts/memorabilia.

Robert was a great guy.
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Case 325    Tuesday 15 Jan 2019 by Stacy Base
Mike and Cheryl this Stacy your cousin in Kansas. I sure would like to touch base with you guys and see how everyone is doing. Erik if you see this will you please tell your dad to email me? Thank you.
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Case 430    Monday 14 Jan 2019 by Dan Martin
Could be doc duff. No idea about the back seater (wife, girl friend?)
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Case 23    Monday 10 Dec 2018 by Ken Lantz N651D
N651D was owned by Johnny Bolton of Maitand, Fl. He named the plane “Hi Honey”. When he purchased N651D, it was painted in civilian colors of white, orange and black. Bolton repainted it in military Colors (Silver with red candy stripes on tail and yellow and red itrim on wing tips and nose. JBB was the ID on the fuselage. I had the privilege of riding in this Mustang on several occasions. Norm kept the bird spotless. Tragically Johnny and Norm perished in a crash on the way back from Texas to Florida along with Don Plumb in his P-51. The photo below is not N651D. Johnny Bolton previously owned a P-38 (N3JB) and T-6 prior to the P-51 N651D.
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Case 372    Wednesday 28 Nov 2018 by Andrew gosser
is this a two seater?
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Case 93    Sunday 18 Nov 2018 by Trace Turecek
I have several pictures of Habu from that last air show in Colorado if any one is interested in a copy
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Case 152    Wednesday 14 Nov 2018 by Ben Gay III
To the group:

I promised to check in once a month, so here I am!

If you have a question for me, email me at bfg3@directcon.net.

For group posts of general interest, please put them here.


All the best!
Ben Gay III
Former President of Holiday Magic Cosmetics, etc.
WWW.BFG3.COM
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Case 393    Monday 12 Nov 2018 by Jim Densmore
Privileged to get a ride in this airplane once with Jeff flying.

Cannot see the image though. Where is the image?
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Case 17    Monday 05 Nov 2018 by Jeff Sherman
Knew Dr. Byrum's son Butch , we stopped at the hanger in Iowa City one night Doc and the mechanic had the engine out, quite impressed with that V12.
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Case 359    Monday 08 Oct 2018 by Bill Montagne
There is a LOT more to this story that hardly anyone knows.