"Typically when someone refers to West Texas, people imagine cowboys with giant ten-gallon hats and belt buckles the size of dinner plates riding horseback on cattle-filled ranchland. When someone refers to a West Texas airport some may imagine a sleepy, quite ramp with more rolling sagebrush than one filled with vintage airplanes. For two young boys, however, West Texas was where they would encounter World War Two aircraft and dreams of flying would be born."
Come along on a photographic journey to the Warbird Airshow in Breckenridge, Texas. Breckenridge Warbirds features the stories, memories and over 170 photographs of this unique show.
Aviation has been Dan’s passion since he was about two or three years old. He obtained his private pilot certificate in 1991 and has been flying and researching vintage aircraft ever since then. At age nineteen he purchased his first airplane, a 1946 Taylorcraft BC-12D. A few years later the second was purchased, a 1956 Cessna 170B. The 170 was flown to airshows in Florida, Iowa, Wisconsin and all over Texas. FLYING magazine featured the 170 in the November 1999 issue. When not working on Learjet simulators he can be found photographing aircraft at aviation events around the United States, researching vintage aircraft and spending time with family. Dan makes his home in Texas where he lives with his wife Candice and son Brennen.
Aviation's Enduring Classics Published June 25, 2012