Serving Midwest Aviation Since 1960

Confessions Of An Airshow Announcer – The Missing Man

An Ongoing Series

"Now Lieutenant," Randy often said. "You know you've been in aviation a long time, when the list of people you knew, is longer than the list of people you know."

When he first said that to me over three decades ago, I didn't fully appreciate what he meant. Now, after announcing aviation events since 1991, I understand his message. Randy Sohn, and many others, all part of my aviation experience and life, have "Gone West."

It was Al Pike at Planes of Fame-East, who first handed me a mic. As show boss, he planned and coordinated the flying. At each Memorial Day Weekend show at Flying Cloud, the M...


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