I’ll be hanging out at the National Archives for the next few days, digging through old records and viewing as many archived Air Force films as possible, and finding lots of great stuff, like this:
My Grandfather was one of the first pilots sent to Castle Air Force Base to be trained to fly the B-52, something he was very excited and proud of.
Many of the motion pictures archived here are still on 16mm or 35mm film and have yet to be transferred to video (let alone any HD digital formats). I had thought that my flatbed editing skills were at least 20 years outdated, but I’m happy to have been proved wrong…
A huge thanks to Carol Swain and the rest of the NARA staff, the Archives are truly an amazing place!