life.” He began modeling as a kid in the
1950s, picking cotton to earn money to
purchase the supplies he needed. He later
obtained a degree in aeronautical engineering
and had a career spanning 40 years.
Although Jimmy and Brian are from
different generations, they have one thing
in common: flying.
When you have a moment to
spare, I encourage you to visit www.
generationsofflight.com and take a
look at the stories. Although they’re all
unique, you can’t miss the common
thread that connects us all: a love for
And while you’re there, submit your
own story! What do you love about
flying? What does it mean to be a
modeler? How did the hobby impact
your life or your career?
Maybe you want to share a story of
your first flight, your most recent visit
to an airfield, or a memory that inspires
you. Tell us and we just might feature
you on Facebook as our next “Story of
Public Relations &
Government Affairs Director
16 Model Aviation APRIL 2017 www.ModelAviation.com