August 20, 2006
Wild Blue Yonder Adventure
Patricia Gaffney-Kindig in an AT-6 Trainer.
Retiring AWON Board President Patricia Gaffney-Kindig at the dual-control stick of a
North American AT-6 Texan, a 1941-manufactured advanced trainer of the type
her father, fighter pilot George P. Gaffney Jr., and tens of thousands of other World War II
USAAF aviators flew. Her one-hour ride, in which she actually took the controls and flew
a number of fundamental air combat maneuvers, was a Chanukah present
from her husband, fellow AWON member Michael Kindig.
The photos were submitted by MRK Media Services with many thanks!