I’m down in Atlanta this weekend for the Atlanta Warbird Weekend being hosted at Dekalb Peachtree Airport in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the American Volunteer Group. The Texas Flying Legends Museum brought their two P-40’s down for the weekend piloted by Bernie Vasquez and Steve-o Hinton. The planes and crews arrived yesterday bringing the total up to 3 so far. With more on the way the weekend is shaping up to be a good one. But Frank has already made the trip worthwhile.
Frank Losonsky was a crew chief for the AVG’s in China before working on a C-47 flying over the hump. Frank, although not very expressive, was having one heck of a time as no sooner as the two P-40’s landed, Bernie prepped the P-40E to fly Frank around Georgia. The two were up for a good 40minutes before coming back down for an interview with a CNN crew. His family was thrilled to see Frank get so much attention and Frank while not all smiles was loving every minute. Honoring guys like Frank is what makes aviation so wonderful to be a part of.