On Wednesday, March 20, the Tin Goose Chapter 1247 held its regular monthly meeting at Liberty Aviation Museum and invited five former Island Airlines pilots to present a program on their experiences of flying for the airline. It was a spontaneous evening filled with camaraderie, friendship and laughter with some of the old stories and “hangar flying” that abounded. They told of flying with all sorts of freight, including tombstones. “If you could get it in the door, then it would fly,” was the motto. There were also days of weather, but the old Fords still flew. One pilot related that in 10 years of flying, he had only one day of bad weather causing a delay.
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