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Memorial Day Special: Making Cargo Awards Count/Lessons From The Berlin Airlift/Speed Gibson Old Time Aviation Radio FlyingTalkers By Geoffrey Arend

    • Aviation

How about we extend a quarantine forever on the slew of meaningless air cargo award events?

We have been thinking  about awards as the air cargo award party bonanza threatens to begin anew post pandemic after this global COVID-19 lockup ends.

Face it, the day for those under value bow-tie dinners that basically fill the coffers of sponsoring publications and organizations is over.



As the world celebrates air cargo, moving all manner of PPE and other consignments aboard otherwise grounded passenger aircraft we share some recollections from the person that covered the first great air cargo movement in history and turned the world on to the possibilities of "Flying Boxcars" as an alternative way to ship freight. Here from our files is the late Richard Malkin at 105 years of age recalling his coverage of the 1948 Berlin Airlift.



Who sends messages by Morse Code and speaks to contacts overseas by Short-Wave Radio?  In 1938, no one but Speed Gibson, boy hero who is always ready to climb aboard a Pan Am Clipper flying boat on the way to another journey to adventure!


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Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/geoffrey-arend/support

How about we extend a quarantine forever on the slew of meaningless air cargo award events?

We have been thinking  about awards as the air cargo award party bonanza threatens to begin anew post pandemic after this global COVID-19 lockup ends.

Face it, the day for those under value bow-tie dinners that basically fill the coffers of sponsoring publications and organizations is over.



As the world celebrates air cargo, moving all manner of PPE and other consignments aboard otherwise grounded passenger aircraft we share some recollections from the person that covered the first great air cargo movement in history and turned the world on to the possibilities of "Flying Boxcars" as an alternative way to ship freight. Here from our files is the late Richard Malkin at 105 years of age recalling his coverage of the 1948 Berlin Airlift.



Who sends messages by Morse Code and speaks to contacts overseas by Short-Wave Radio?  In 1938, no one but Speed Gibson, boy hero who is always ready to climb aboard a Pan Am Clipper flying boat on the way to another journey to adventure!


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Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/geoffrey-arend/support

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