Miracle on 34th Street and Other Places
John Dorcey Dec. 4, 2023
The magic of Christmas is a story that is shared in numerous ways - writing, music, movies and most importantly deeds. This story is about one man that shares his talent with hundreds if not thousands through the gift of music. We found it was the method he used to do that sharing so important to our goals of collecting, preserving and sharing Wisconsin's aviation history.
Crop Dusting at Peninsula State Park
Michael Goc Nov. 8, 2023
An outbreak of spanworms occurred during the summer of 1925 amid the hemlock forests of Wisconsin's Peninsula State Park. The Conservation Commission used a never attempted method to save the park and its forested bluffs.
Wisconsin's Passport Program - Wings Over Wisconsin
John Dorcey Sept. 27, 2023
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) has a "Passport Program" that encourages pilots to visit all of Wisconsin's public use airports. Steve Benesh of Oshkosh was awarded the top prize, a leather flight jacket, at the Wisconsin Aviation Conference held last week in Appleton.
John Dorcey Sept. 4, 2023
Traditional runway construction methods during times of war are not acceptable. In 1939, while most of the world was at war, the United States addressed this problem among many others. This is the story of how Marston Mat solved that issue.
Lindbergh's Badger Days
John Dorcey Aug. 15, 2023
Did you know that Charles Lindbergh, before he was a pilot, attended UW-Madison? A review of the book that shares stories of Lindbergh, the student, 1920-1922.
Congressional Medal of Honor
John Dorcey Aug. 6, 2023
A happenstance opportunity to hear two recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor led to a search for Wisconsin's Medal of Honor recipients.
Flying the Bridge Across Lake Michigan
John Dorcey July 15, 2023
The first flight for Kohler Aviation Corporation's Bridge Across Lake Michigan. On Aug 29, 1929 the Loening C-2C Air Yacht departs Grand Rapids MI arrives about 90 minutes later in Milwaukee WI. Two days later, on Sep 1, 1929, the first revenue flight was flown.
Kohler Aviation Corporation
John Dorcey June 28, 2023
A brief history of the first across the lake airline.