Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Sepia Scenes - Sky Pilot
My dad was a writer for several newspapers and wire services when I was young. In this week's edition of Sepia Scenes, it is 1960, and then he was a Travel Features writer for United Press International in NYC (we resided at 203-11 42nd Ave in Bayside, Queens). Here he wrote a story for UPI about taking a flight in an F-105 Thunderchief, a supersonic fighter. The flight was from Nellis AFB in Las Vegas, and my father is on the right, stuffed into his pressure flight suit. I don't know if the Air Force pilot went past Mach 1, but the ride had to be a thrill. I also like the handle of the flyboy The Texan. I would love to see if the UPI has copies/microfilms of the articles he wrote, because I'd enjoy the write-up of this...
The sepia just adds a light bronze highlight to the B&W print. A true 'Blast From the Past' (I couldn't resist!). Check the Teach's fine photo meme!