A few who have gone
As the teething ground for most of America's high-tech aircraft our area has seen a fantastic parade of unusual hardware....all of which was created and nurtured along by an equally fantastic parade of unusual human beings.
Yesterday's hardware and yesterday's memories mostly just fade away.
Examples of hardware may easily (if sometimes expensively) escape oblivion by being preserved in various museums and collections.
Memories, in spite of....or perhaps because of....their ubiquity, seem to be more difficult to move out of our "wetware" and into the hardware world where they may be preserved and shared. For many reasons...the feeling no one would be interested, the emotional assumption that there will always be another tomorrow...most people carry their memories and experiences into oblivion with them. Yet even in a life deemed 'ordinary', certainly there will be recollections worthy of the effort needed to preserve them.
From time to time we have been sent, or come across, bits and pieces of people's lives that they have chosen to share. In the spirit of preservation we have stashed a few which bear on our aerospace heritage - some related directly to our Skypark, some not - in this corner of the web.
Unfortunately, as we - and the Skypark - age, this corner of our website is also becoming a repository for more personal memories ... those of our own friends and neighbors who have left us, for whom we post many of the pages linked in the little box.