EXTRA, EXTRA, EXTRA: Issue 29 of The Intake is at the Printer!
The Fall 2015 edition of our journal is at the printer and should be mailed via USPS First Class (or not at all) on 10 November. Look for your copy soon thereafter, depending on how far away from Fort Worth, TX, you live (about two weeks for our overseas members). Our proofreaders report that it’s “another great one,” so start your anticipation countdown now, and begin checking your mail box for that 9×12 white envelope. And, before you rip it open, be sure and check your Dues Status as given in the Important Note on the front of the envelope and respond accordingly!
This edition’s front cover features a museum-quality Shaun Ryan photograph of the F-100 on display at the Davis-Monthan AFB Warrior Park, and you can read more about it on the Table of Contents page next to the Front Cover Page below. (Click on those pages to see larger images.)
There are two featured articles in this edition, The Making of the “Ballad of the Green Brassiere,” by Mark Berent; and a report by Ken Ramsay on the seven-year restoration project by the Military Aircraft Preservation Society (MAPS) to rejuvenate a Hun for display at the MAPS Museum, titled From the Swamp to the Ramp: The Restoration of F-100D 56-3081. Both stories are gripping—for totally different reasons. As one of our avid readers put it, this 40 page issue is “another outstanding array of excellent articles,” so check out the Table of Contents closely for a hint at the nature of that “outstanding array.” —R. Medley Gatewood, Editor & Publisher