FOUNDER & CHIEF WORRYWART: K. O. Eckland
STAFF: Peter Bergen
Walter J. Boyne
William T. Larkins
Raymond L. Puffer
RESEARCH: Joe Baugher
John M. Jarratt
MEMORIAM: K.O. Eckland : Peter M. Bowers : Lennart Johnsson : Frank G. Tallman : Edward J. Young
MAJOR CONTRIBUTORS: Drina Welch Abel : Brian Baker : Vincent J. Berinati : Eric Blocher : Jim Bohannan : Roger Cain : Pat Carry : Dr Ralph S. Cooper : Ron Dupas : Kaj Ekman : Tore Ericsson ; Jim Graves : Andy Heins : Jay Hendrickson : John K Lewis : Marty Maisel : Joe Martin : Richard L. Meister Jr : Ralph Nortell : Leo J. Opdyke : Tom Parramore : Eric Paslick : Ron Reuther : Eric Rearwin : Frank Rezich : Christian Santoir : Clark Scott : Andrew Seybel : Dan Shumaker : Cristopher Toth : Johan Visschedijk : Gary Williams
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What you see on our 360+ pages is the result of a half-century of research, note-taking, and data-gathering that began one evening in Frank Tallman's retreat at Orange County Airport and rapidly got out of hand. The full story, unexpurgated, uncensored, and really not all that exciting, is only a finger-click away.
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