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"colonel halverson" Discussed on Uncontrolled Airspace: General Aviation Podcast
"Back in the early sixties There was another arab british airline called B b british european airways. Or something like that okay. Be and harrison is holding a bag that says the beatles spelled b. a. t. l. e. s. as it should be But the but the be. A part of that is highlighted in with a red background. Okay but it's a be bag as opposed to pan am back because product placement is not a new concept exact yeah. I wonder whether these weren't perse class. Spiff probably yeah which is ironic. That that's what back then would pass his cloud that can linens hand. Here's two bags two bags and the second one i'm thinking is like the bag. Harrison is old. I believe you're right. Yes leads right so anyways collectibles well anyways listeners. If you've got any of these things There are museum curators over the world who would love to become your friend and In only to those guys that are still alive. Yeah well that happens what else. I don't know why it's so it doesn't say on our list who posted this but the candy bomber thing feels like a dave item. Is that you. David actually put you did. We'll see there. We go see this this actually. So that's interesting. This will come up in a in a future meeting as well. But what's the story with the candy bar. Candy bomber is a pilot he was he flew for the army. Army air force or the military air transport service back this would have been in the late forties. I guess During the berlin. Airlift when Soviet union basically tried to shut off access to berlin. The allies started flying supplies into templehof. The only airport in berlin time only open to them anyway at berlin was split into zone. Right if it's still split into sounded before the. The berlin wall went up but The soviets were being Soviet and the city was basically running out of supplies running out of food running out of a lot of different things. And this guy who was a key pilot Fly in dc four's dc3's and like that Got to Panning candy throwing candy out of the airplane. And he did it He he tidies little parachutes onto the candy. And they'd come into land templehof heathrow. They'd throw these these candy bars with a little parachutes on them out the door and it became a thing and it was It was a sensation as it were in the media at the time and he he came to be called the candy bomber. Yeah and it was. It was life magazine all that kind of coverage at the time the still alive he just he just turned one hundred years old. And there's a petition at the white house on white house Website to give him the presidential medal of freedom. He's received a lot of other awards over the years for this. And i'm probably sure i'm sure other thanks But he's not receive that particular award and there's a petition To give it to him up on the white house website and it's not a bad way to you know when you care enough to click This this is certainly a good thing to do. That's that sounds great. Yes no i agree. I agree when the link the the link will be on our site and they need a whole lot more signatures. So everybody dive in okay. We'll do yeah. We're we're really running out of Of living world. War two veterans It's it's where know. I kind of vaguely remember going back what it would be like twenty years ago so now when the last of the world war one veterans past and and i it it isn't gonna be much longer so the so that there is this gentleman. This colonel halverson A living world war to that Let's recognize him while we can. And he got a lot of recognition back On the fiftieth anniversary of the berlin airlift futures ago and it. He's still kicking and still deserves to be recognized for his enlightened approach to his job sounds good sounds good so so jack. What have you been to. what's what's going on with. Sometimes you have to take matters into your own hands. So why don't you go ahead and respond. that's right. I'm one of you to answer the question with all that going on though i mean we own talked in a couple of weeks since we've had some some hiccuped jack. What have you been up to i. i'm doing just fine. thanks for asking it's I although here's one notable event that that will make jeb lie. David will probably go. Yeah no big deal but It was seventeen degrees fahrenheit. This here this morning In in new hampshire. So that's a thing right there Which i the sound self inflicted to me for some reason. I just well i put my finger on. It is a little self inflicted i. I'm predicting i don't know if this is this is this is a proper to the podcast. But i've been spending a lotta time lately thinking about How my ptsd is going to affect itself when when the pandemic is over and And and and no longer tolerating winter. Maybe one of the ways that i kind of You know have have thinking about your ptsd stressful myself. I find. I think i'm finding. It is a way of coping. But i'm looking forward to losing my mind I m right now see. It sounds like making fun of people with ptsd. And i'm not. I'm not i'm not and and but you know when when the when the pandemic starts to run down when we start to kind of re they'll be a tipping. We'll pass a tipping point. It'll be different with everybody but sometime next. Spring or summer will pass tipping point where we'll be more like rely. Roy moore return to regular life than we are now. And and my theory is that everybody's gonna have you know gonna kinda kinda like something's going to change. We're going to go all. We're all going to like suddenly look up and go holy holy cow. I could have died. I i need to live my life in a particular way because anyways here we were in twenty twenty. Yeah i know right. You know so Self inflicted living in a cold. Climate is is going to is is on the list for sure But you wanna live in a colder climate. Yeah that's really what i wanna do that. New climate never gets this cold. So jab jab lookout. You could have a roommate. Yeah yeah. I'm i'll take that under advisement. That would be a different kind of self inflicted. There's there's all that going. But i would suggest to you that you have the power. I have the power the situation. We're also a couple of weeks into the arrival of a standard time which makes the makes it get darker earlier which triggers my I'm going to have minor. Pta's and i've always had minor sad and so i'm just kind of trying to every year at not just a pandemic year. Every year this time of year. I kind of go just need to get through. This just need to get through. This doesn't last all year. Eventually.
"colonel halverson" Discussed on Airline Pilot Guy - Aviation Podcast
"Speaking of veterans We have our first piece of feedback from texas and less shock. And he says if you remember last christmas i shared a video from the mormon tabernacle choir telling the story of the candy bomber. Colonel gail how halverson culminating in an appearance by the man himself. At the time ninety two years of age. I had expressed surprise when i discovered that he was still around and as of today october. Tenth twenty twenty. He has officially reached the centennial mark. One hundred years old. If you're watching the video episode you'll see a picture of Hal right there. He's looking awfully good for one hundred years old. That's for sure absolutely. You know they're saying if the good die young. It's not true because this is some hell of a guy yeah Let's see in the christmas video. He was still quite sprightly and going by the picture in this new story. He's still seems that way. Happy one hundredth colonel. Halverson glad you're still with us and he ends by saying this is the texas angeles shock. Sunny off. Excellent to is pinging to make great. Yeah oh yeah. Love that colonel flight cap. yeah. I did a story. All about the arose mbumba. I think how cold it all about the candy bar Yeah that was a great story. Great plain check him out by the way. If you're new to the show i have you counted neck done. It's got to be one hundred thirty to forty seven. Yeah and there's a separate section on our website plain tales Very aptly named where. Nick has put in more information about each one of these plain tales. That he does every week. So please check that out. You can also sign up for the plane tail feed and you don't have to listen to any of this other nonsense that we do go back and find one without having to hunt through the The shows to out true true and so many times. I hear i hear a.