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6 July 2015

 

WW II vintage DC-3 aircraft recently at Punta Gorda Airport — Joseph May: Travel for Aircraft

WW II vintage DC-3 aircraft recently at Punta Gorda Airport — Joseph May: Travel for Aircraft

These images were recently captured at the Punta Gorda Aiport (a/k/a: Charlotte County Airport) in Florida. For fun some artistic interpretation was used 🙂

Yellow T-28 Trojan at the Punta Gorda Airport — Joseph May: Travel for Aircraft

Yellow T-28 Trojan at the Punta Gorda Airport — Joseph May: Travel for Aircraft

A pair of T-28 Trojans in differing U.S. Navy liveries at the Punta Gorda Airport — Joseph May: Travel for Aircraft

A pair of T-28 Trojans in differing U.S. Navy liveries at the Punta Gorda Airport — Joseph May: Travel for Aircraft

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  1. 6 July 2015 04:01

    Seeing your images reminded me of my late friend Richard (Dick) Dieter from South Bend, Indiana who passed away in 2007…part of his obituary read, in part;

    “His love for flying spanned his entire life. He was director of the Warbirds of America for over three decades and piloted many of the vintage aircraftl he owned over the years, including an AT-6, a T-28, a P-51 Mustang, a TBM Avenger, an O-2 as well as many others. For many years Dick kept his T-28 at Stockert’s flying service on Lincoln Way West where passers-by could see his distinctive “DD” in red, white and dark blue emblazoned on the tail of the plane.

    It was with this aircraft that he gave hundreds of rides to anyone who would ask. His hangar at South Bend airport was an unwritten tourist stop in South Bend for many years with his extensive war memorabilia collection. In 1996 he was inducted into the Warbird Hall of Fame in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.”

    I was one of those fortunate “few who asked for the ride” twenty years ago at a small airshow in Coumbus Indiana (

    Though not a pilot, I definitely AM one who loves it and it’s history….and ‘this man guided this man’ along the path to the involvement I have been able and blessed to experience throughout my life. I cannot look at _ any _ T-28 and NOT see the huge “DD” on it’s tail!

    An immediate picture in my mind was climbing up and up into that cockpit where the view was _from_ heaven looking downward, where I could see my 8 year old daughter wearing Dad’s CAF hat looking up at me, excitedly waving away!..priceless..

    Thanks Joe, for sparking the wonderful, intense memories!

    • travelforaircraft permalink*
      10 July 2015 07:55

      Thank you for the remembrance of a good man.

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