Colonel Halvorsen – the Candy Bomber – Honored at Wright Brothers Memorial on First Flight Anniversary

It’s nice when the good guys win, and with his induction into the Paul E. Garber First Flight Shrine at the Wright Brothers National Memorial on December 17, Colonel Gail Halvorsen proved that nice guys really can finish first. He’s 99 years old, still very engaged with the world, energetic, and seemingly optimistic.  Get him … Continue reading Colonel Halvorsen – the Candy Bomber – Honored at Wright Brothers Memorial on First Flight Anniversary

Candy Bomber Drops Candy for Hundreds of Outer Banks Children

As the C54 Spirit of America came in low over the trees at the Dare County Regional Airport, anticipation on the ground grew. Would this be the pass when the Candy Bomber dropped its load. The first pass, just a few parachutes with candy attached floated to the ground, as the flight crew assessed the … Continue reading Candy Bomber Drops Candy for Hundreds of Outer Banks Children