Honoring the Candy Bomber Gail Halvorsen


This is a short episode of Lessons from the Cockpit to explain where I’ve been for two weeks.

My wife and I volunteered for Colonel Gail Halvorsen Memorial service being held this week, 20-21 May 2022, at two Utah Valley airports: Provo Airport’s new terminal, and Spanish Fork Airport. The Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation World War II-era Douglas C-54D Skymaster will be on display with a US Air Force C-17A Globemaster III at Provo Airport’s new terminal Friday 20 May from 10 am to 3 pm. There will be a re-naming ceremony of the C-17 to “Spirit of the Candy Bomber” at 6 pm.

Saturday 21 May the C-54 and C-17 will be in formation over Utah Valley by 8 am and around noon the C-54 crew will re-enact the Berlin Airlift Candy Drop over Spanish Fork Airport. All of these events are for kids!

If you are within driving distance of Utah Valley later this week, this event will be one of those you won’t want to miss.

Special thanks to Tanker Pilot: Lessons from the Cockpit for sponsoring this episode of the show. A C-54 graphic for the walls of your home, office, or hanger can be purchased at Wall Pilot.

I’ll be back on schedule next week with a new episode on how to find, target, and kill Surface-to-Air Missile or SAM sites from a guy who did it the opening night of Desert Storm.

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Mark Hasara

Have a great Day!

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P.S. — If you’re reading my book Tanker Pilot: Lessons from the Cockpit, I’d really love to hear your thoughts in a review on Amazon here, I read them all.

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