Confessions Of An Airshow Announcer – The Berlin Candy Bomber


February 1, 2022

Tom Lymburn

The first Spirit of Freedom, Bu-90424, N550EJ, at Oshkosh in July 2007. The inside of the fuselage contained a museum with artifacts, maps, photos and flying gear. She had participated in the Airlift from June 1948 to May 1949.

"Of all the famous people you've interviewed in your three decades of airshow announcing, who was your favorite?"

She was a serious high school senior working on a paper about World War II flyers. One had been her grandfather. We were sitting at the picnic table in Golden Wings hangar surrounded by Greg Herrick's fabulous collection of vintage airplanes.

It was true. I'd interviewed many "names" in aviation and aerospace. The one that stood out the most I met for the first time at the Minnesota Wing's Ghost Squadron Show at Holman Field in August of 1998. I was privileged to connect with...

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