Don Hooker discovered the Massey Air Museum after his retirement from the aviation industry.  He knows all the facts about the Museum and the Massey Aerodrome.  The stories, the acquisitions, the restorations, the various public activities and events, and the educational gatherings.  While Massey Museum has a membership in the 500 range, only a handful of members actively support the everyday of the year, except Christmas, hours of the Museum.  This takes both dedication and a high level of interest.  You could tell Don Hooker has both of these attributes.

When I consider the my own early days of air travel beginning in the early 1950’s, flying often with my parents on DC-3’s and later in larger prop, turboprop and then early commercial jet aircraft, I recall the relative formality and a certain elegance that has been lost to taking air travel for granted and the necessary evils brought to us by terrorism and the TSA system.  There was a time where air travel was a class act and had some elements of adventure and fun. 

If you want to have a good time, go to one of the many events hosted at the Aerodrome and the Museum.  You’ll be happy with the enthusiasm and the things of interest to young and old.

 

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