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Ignite Your Imagination at Aviation Cadet World

You won’t soon forget Aviation Cadet World of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Experience an interactive environment that ignites your imagination with the possibilities of flight.

Real Aircraft and the AeroBall Simulator

Explore actual aircraft that were flown in combat. Soar in the skies with the AeroBall flight simulator. Learn about the brave pilots who served in this nation’s defense.

Silver Wings Field & Brigadoon

Check out the working private airfield, Silver Wings Field, and stay overnight at Brigadoon, a three story bed and breakfast located on a 220-acre estate just down the mountain from the airfield.

Honoring All Aviation Cadets

ACW is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the gallant men who trained in the Flying Cadet Pilot Training Program (1917-1941), the Aviation Cadet Training Program (1941-1965). Navy Marine and Coast Guard cadets (1935-1968) with a few up to 1991.

Knights of the Air

These “Knights of the Air” took to the skies when their nation called them during both World Wars. Patriots Errol and Beth Severe want to welcome you to an experience that celebrates America’s innovative legacy of flight.

What Visitors Have Said

Spent most of my life flying airplanes. USAF, Air America, Continental Air Service Inc, Khmera Air Transport, Chevron Oil Company of Sudan and Bangkok Airways. Now retired in Thailand.

Looking for anyone from Cadet Class 56Lima.

Les Strouse
Bangkok, Thailand
nahkbin@gmail.com

– Les Strouse

55H, Bartow, Reese. Aircraft T6,B25,T29,T33,F86D,L,H,B66,B57. Reserves for 21 yrs. Airline pilot Eastern for 29yrs. B777 sim instructor for 5yrs American Airlines.

Lyman Ricker Chisholm
Fort Worth, Texas
lrchisholm@charter.net

– Lyman Ricker Chisholm

I am the author of “ALAE SUPRA CANALEM: Wings Over the Canal – The Sixth Air Force and Antilles Air Command” (Turner, 1995) and am presently working on a definitive book on the Douglas B-18 series, including the wartime B-18B and B-18C anti-submarine conversions.

I am seeking contact with anyone who crewed on B-18s at any time, whether in bombardier school, twin-engine conversion, or operationally.

Very best

Dan Hagedorn
13125 Pennerview Lane
Fairfax, VA 22033 – July 23,2006
danielhagedorn@cox.net

– Dan Hagedorn

Dear Fellow A/Cs:
Here’s to all of you stalwart, courageous, brave, daring, intrepid, indomitable, and handsome Aviation Cadets:

After surfing through the website, I was amazed to find I’m about the oldest living Aviation Cadet (with about two exceptions). So to the listing above I should also add *young.* Here are my stats:

Class 44-B Stuttgart, Arkansas. Began Miami Beach, FL; Fenn College for CTD Cleveland, OH; Nashville, TN for Classification; Maxwell Field, AL for Pre-flight; Lafayette, LA for Primary; Malden, MO for Basic; Stuttgart, AR for Twin-engine Advanced; Westover Field, MA for Transition; Chatham Field, GA for B-24 Training. Flew out of Manduria, Italy, 15th AF, 450th BG, 723 SQ (The Cottontails). Survived 3 crash landings and 23 missions. Back to the States: Smoky Hill AAB, KN. Discharged November 1945.

Please prove me wrong, you old timers.
Deepest Regards,
Unknown Name
ajbdad1@wmconnect.com

– Unknown Name

Anybody else out there from 60-14N? I’ve would really enjoy re-telling some of our history from those days.

Mark Schaeferle
afmark@metrocast.net

– Mark Schaeferle

A GROUP FROM OUR CLASS VISITED THE MUSEUM AND FIELD LAST YEAR-  GREAT TIME WAS HAD BY ALL- A MUST TO SEE IF IN THE AREA- REALLY GREAT PLACE TO HAVE A REUNION-  WE ALL PLAN TO RETURN AND ENJOY THE GREAT HOSPITALITY OF THE OZARK FOLKS.

SPIDER WEBB, 59-C
FLOWER MOUND, TEXAS
trwebb@comcast.net

– SPIDER WEBB, 59-C

As the President of a National Military association (the Air Force Navigators Observers Association http://www.afnoa.org ) I recommend all that can, go to Aviation Cadet World. Plan on spending a full day, or two easy days because there are famous aircraft to get into. It is the only place in the world where one can get into a F-105 F/G Wild Weasel. And for us Navigators, the only place where one can get in to a T-29 Nav-station! This place is out standing.

“I am a critical person; I found nothing to be wrong (according to God’s Word) in all that was presented.”

 

– Bob Ballinger