Jamie Beckett is a CFI and A&P mechanic who stepped into the political arena in an effort to promote and protect GA at his local airport. He is also a partner and regular contributor to FlightMonkeys.com.
One of the most intriguing aspects of the work I do is that I often get to meet people who are considered to be famous, or important. Sometimes I find their fame to be deserved, while in other cases I leave that meeting scratching my head wondering what anybody sees in the empty suit I just wasted an hour talking to.
Most people don’t get the opportunity to rub elbows with the famous, the wealthy, or the historically significant very often, if ever. This column is about making that opportunity possible, at least for those who feel a little adventurous, have an appreciation for history, and are willing to travel a bit to meet and talk to some truly remarkable men in their twilight years. I’m talking about Tuskegee Airmen, and you might be talking to them soon, face to face, if that’s your choice. Read on, friend. Read on.