Museum Founders Letter!
Highlights of the years gone by
Looking back at October, 1993
Our October guest speaker was Maj. Iwan Clontz of the North Carolina Air National Guard. Major Clontz was the Chief Navigator and Plans Officer for the 145th Shop. He was responsible for writing exercise plans, and coordinating flight plans for all military exercises anywhere in the world in which the Guard participates. Major Clontz was also responsible for airshows and special events which the NCANG participates. (Major Clontz later served on the Carolinas Aviation Museum (CHAC) Board and became the 145th Airlift Wing Commander, and Assistant Adjutant General in Air for North Carolina).
Over the years we have a lot of support from the active North Carolina Air National Guard Members. Two of the active NCANG members who helped us in the early years when we needed it the most, was General Iwan Clontz and Senior Master Sergeant Jack Frye. Without their help and support we would not have many of the air craft we have today.
Jack Frye and his C-130 that he was the Crew Chief
Jerry Shore General Iwan Clontz
We had our first open house in October and it was a huge Success. Thanks to all of the volunteers and a special thanks to the open house chairman Jerry Shore.
On a sad note we lost one of our devoted members, Don Anklin. Don was returning to North Carolina in his SNj-2 but crashed shortly after takeoff from Skaneateles, New York airport. He had planned on having his Aircraft on display at our open house.
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