Apr 12, 2016 – This event was a Wonderful two-day event visiting three Museums in the Kansas City Area. The Airline Museum, the TWA Museum and the World War I Museum.
Ron Anderson did a great job of planning and hosting this event and was assisted by Jim Getty and wife Carol. Eight UFOs from four states were in attendance. UFO’s in attendance were Ron Anderson (MO), James Getty (MO), Sam Swihart (MO), Eugene Engledow (MO), Don Miller (IL), and Robert Garnett (IA). Jack Kearbey and wife Connie (OK), and Al Brennecke (MO), Jim Laney, Bill Miller, and Richard Anderson were guests. The weather was great but no fly-ins.
Some of the highlights of the event was the restored Constellation O49 at the AIRLINE Museum, lunch at CHAPELLAS, then the memorabilia and history of TWA airline at the TWA Museum. Incidentally Ron Anderson is a retired TWA Captain. Next day, the World War I Museum which is a realistic and thorough history lesson of this terrible war.
Special mention is made that Jack Kearby’s birthday was April 12th and we watched and celebrated his turning 85 with a Barbeque Dinner at the SMOKEHOUSE, followed with Ice Cream and Cake at Jim Getty and wife Carol Lake’s Weatherby home. We were all grateful of their hospitality to fellow UFO’s.
Jack Kearbey told us about his current project of building a full scale WW1 SOPWITH SCOUT with an original Rotary Engine, 11mm Vickers Machine Gun, original Tachometer and other flight instruments. Should be flying this year.