Tuesday, April 29, 2014

AirSpace Minnesota's Go Boldly Expo features Apollo Pioneers, Scientists and Aerospace and Aviation Leaders

Lady Skywriter attended the Go Boldly Expo on Saturday, April 26, held at Holman Field, St. Paul, and had the opportunity to meet astronauts who went to the moon and outer space and hear their stories.  Special thanks to Lona Falenczykowski and John Billingsley for the great photos!

George 'Pinky' Nelson and Emmy Falenczykowski

Manning the Delta booth was Cap't. Heather Sharp, here pictured
with her husband, two boys, Emmy and Lona Falenczykowski
Buzz Aldrin, Dr. Karen Nyberg, Dr. Harrison 'Jack' Schmitt and 'Pinky' Nelson
Last Apollo trip to the moon astronaut Dr. Harrison 'Jack' Schmitt 
and Carol Hall, retired NWA F/A

Dr. Karen Nyberg talked about her work aboard the International Space Station in 2013 and brought video of the experience:

Back to earth at the Go Boldly Expo:
Lona Falenczykowski, daughter of NWA Captain Caz Falen and retired North Central/Republic F/A
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin autographing his book for Lady Skywriter
Note his tie, bearing the logos of 17 Apollo Missions

AirSpace Minnesota is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to chronicle Minnesota's great aerospace and aviation legacy and equip a new generation to write the next chapter of the innovation story.

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Behind the Scenes with TPT (Ch 2) at NWA History Centre April, 2014

Later this summer, Ch 2 will take a look at another "lost" Twin Cities gem:  Northwest Airlines
Wayne Snyder, NWAHC BOD with Elaine Mielke, volunteer, at NWA Museum door
Lost Twin Cities IV Assistant Producer Leya Hale taking a "selfie."
TV production equipment everywhere
Leya "powdering" retired NWA F/A Fay Kulenkamp and sound engineer Eric "wiring" Anne Kerr (Lady Skywriter)
Fay and Anne during the interview
Retired NWA Captains get ready: Norm Midthun getting "wired" and Red Sutter signing his life away
Where did that red tail go, Red?
Fay and producer Lisa Blackstone with Anne's old uniform (top) and Fay's green "caterpillar" uniform (bottom)
Norm, Anne and Fay

Stay tuned for future details as to the showing date. . . . . .

Photos by Joe Callaci, Bob Johnson and Anne Kerr

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

B-377 Stratocruiser Boneyard, 1960's

Sad to See.  Received this photo from Donny Falenczykowski yesterday.  Boy, would I love to see one of these airplanes again today in flyable condition.

From Donny Falenczykowski:  "These airplanes went to Aerospace lines for the Guppy conversions. The picture is at Mojave in the '60s.  

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

British Airways Showcases Vintage 40-year-old Cabin Attendant Uniform to Mark Anniversary

Denise Van Outen has stepped into a vintage Hardy Amies 1974 air hostess uniform, to mark British Airways' 40th anniversary this week.
The airline, which charts its history back to 1919, became British Airways in April 1974 following the merger of BOAC and BEA.
1974 . . . 2014