FIFTY YEARS LATER (1954-2004)
A pleasant experience that reaffirms the old adage "A pilot never forgets his first flight instructor."
1. 1954 - Flying training at Spence Air Base - Class 55N
2. 1955 - Graduation from multi-engine training, Reese AFB, Lubbock, TX
3. January 2004 (50 years later) - The E-mail message from Lodi, NJ
4. March 2004 - The Reunion in Phoenix, AZ
Three pleasant days renewing an old friendship, seeing some of Arizona and "catching up" on the past 50 years.
(L to R) Watson and McKinley in 2004
From a 19 year old Aviation Cadet and 27 year old Instructor Pilot to fellow "seasoned citizens" in the blink of an eye. Where did those 50 years go?
Don't believe that old saying "You can never go back." We did - with remarkable success.