Throttle Forward 3-2018

NOSTALGIA
Every year as 1 March comes along, I get a bit of wistfulness. It was on that date many years ago that I created and produced our first FLY-LOW magazine. For several years, I had this idea to retire from retail, close stores, and travel. After those items, I considered producing an aviation magazine. Some of that did indeed happen, but not all.
It seems like we have been producing a magazine for thirty years… in reality, this begins our 18th year. This is issue number 205. That is 205 covers, 205 Throttle Forwards, 205 everything. It is a fun job. I just enjoyed another visit to a fantastic museum in Tucson, AZ. It is the Pima Air and Space Museum. I recommend it to young and old alike…
So Happy Anniversary to US…
FIRST IN FLIGHT
No, this is not a discussion of who was first in flight. It is about museums that preserve our first and last in flight machines. As I mentioned, the Pima Air and Space Museum is one of the best to which I have ever been. They have inside and outside displays. Most marked with the type of plane, year of production, and etc. I didn’t realize that the B-58 (my youthful favorite shown on cover) flew as late as 1970. I was ten years old when I saw my first B-36 at Biggs Air Force Base in El Paso, TX. It seems smaller as I view it this month. It was gigantic when I was ten, but today… well… a bit smaller. This month was the first time I was near a B-36 Peacemaker since then. It was very evocative. There aren’t many B-36 in museums. It is rather a large item to display. More photos of the museum in my article this issue.
MISTAKE: NOT MINE
Oh yeah, the cartoon is for my printer. It seems that some subscribers received seven copies of our publication when they were to receive one. I would guess that some that were to receive seven only received one… hummmmm… seems that there was a mistake in the production/distribution room at my printer (who shall remain anonymous). We have some airports that receive seven to one-hundred copies each month. If any of you single subscribers received fifty or one-hundred… whooooops… sorry…
Throttle Forward and Fly-Low….