Well... All good things must come to an end sometime. I got a call from Marvin Story that there will be no Gathering of Eagles at the Gardner, Kansas Municipal Airport this year. After 23 years this annual celebration of WWI flight has come to an end. However, there is something on the horizon that sounds pretty dang neat to replace the Gathering. I'm waiting for confirmation from Marvin before I comment further on this. Check back often and as soon as I get the word from Marvin, I'll let you know.....

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