Solving old aircraft crash riddles not only provides historical insight, but often provides closures to families who were never provided answers. David Trojan is an airplane archaeologist-aircraft detective. He has a Masters Degree in Professional Aeronautics, an Associate of Science degree, and is a certified Master Electronics technician. He has visited over 250 military aircraft crash sites dating from 1918 to about 1960 in 12 different states, written over 30 published articles, has been featured on the worldwide Armed Forces Radio and Television Network, given lectures to the Civil Air Patrol, FAA, Professional Pilots Associations, American Aviation Historical Society, and university students concerning aviation archaeology and aviation history.
And, we visit the Washita Battlefield National Historic Site in Oklahoma
Before Kevin Bacon’s “six degrees,” there was Royal Leonard, a living “Zelig.” Barry S. Martin’s biography of this legendary pilot – “Forgotten Aviator; The Adventures of Royal Leonard” – is a truly fascinating tale. Martin shares some of the highlights this week.
Also, we visit Missouri’s Ozark National Scenic Riverways.