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Case 325    Monday 26 Sep 2016 by Jay Moeller
Mike, memories of ski trips and Boomer at Fort Collins. At one point there was a pic of Boomer hanging in the Smithsonian.

Jay
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Case 44    Sunday 25 Sep 2016 by Angie Whitehead Giovenco
I am the youngest daughter of Eldridge Whitehead,Jr, Dick Kestle's friend and business partner. I recently came across photos and newspaper stories of my father and Dick. I have some great photos of the Mustang used in a Royal Crown Cola Magazine. I also have the transcripts of my father's accident and wondered if they ever found the wreckage. After googling his tail #, I found this site. I would love to share the photos as they depict my father "riding" the tail of the mustang on a saddle straped to the tail.
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Case 152    Wednesday 21 Sep 2016 by Lance Giroux
I took PSI courses from January 1975--77. Became an instructor for PSI 1977, after personally under studying Tom Willhite, then moved to lead the instructor staff of the basic seminar department (known then as PSI IV) after a schism within the company, and the created its Men's Leadership Seminar in ''78 along with Bill O'Neil & Bob Lipske at the direction of Tom Willhite in order to solidify the "hit" that the company took resulting from the schism. Took over Tom''s duties at PSI 7 on 9/21/83, upon arriving at HVR just after he crashed his biplane during his "Red Baron" aerobatic demo - a "regular" part of PSI's recreation day activity at PSI VII at that time- and following that I became PSI's VP Instruction & Training, knew Jack Mather and liked him, & took people to visit both crash sites many times. Became a pilot myself while Tom was alive, and bought his Cessna 150 after he died, hangared it & flew it regularly at High Valley Ranch. There's a lot to PSI's practices and behind the scenes "goings on" that remains hidden from public discourse so that the company would continue. From personal daily contact I know that Willhite revered WPP, and patterned his own development on his memory. I resigned in '95 and since have continued to serve what I felt (and still do) was the essential message - minus corporate politics - serve human beings & resolve conflict peacefully
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Case 193    Tuesday 20 Sep 2016 by Brian Moore
Jeff, My name is Brian Moore. I backed into your car at the hobby shop in Archdale nc 2016. I see the claim has been paid. You mentioned that it is hard to find people to fly control line with. We fly control line every Sat. at hobby park in Winston Salem nc. We have two assfalt circles for control line and a grass runway for rc. If you see this contact me at fibrosanity1@live.com or call me at 336 635 6491. tight lines Brina Moore
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Case 152    Tuesday 06 Sep 2016 by Ben Gay III
Welcome back, Sam!

When the new owners of High Valley Ranch move in, I hope they bring industrial strength metel detectors with them. Rumor has it, "Thar's gold in them thar hills!" . . . if you know where to look!

All the best!
Ben Gay III
The Closers
WWW.BFG3.COM
bfg3@directcon.net
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Case 355    Wednesday 24 Aug 2016 by Ed Solter
William Penn Patrick also owned & restored a Canadair Mark 5 (F-86) that crashed into a Farrell's Ice Cream Parlor on 9/24/72 in Sacramento Ca. killing 22 people, Pilot survived, telling NTSB the plane shuttered while lifting off and had to make a split second decision to abort or not. He had 8 hrs in the type.
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Case 152    Saturday 06 Aug 2016 by Sam King
I haven't visited this site in years. I didn't know people were still contributing. For anyone interested, WPP's Ranch (High Valley Ranch) has been "in the family" ever since he died, as it was acquired by Tom Willhite as the HQ for PSI. Since Mr. Willhite died in a plane crash on the Ranch in 1983, Mrs. Willhite (and Shirley Hunt) has been running PSI very successfully. This year she has created a new "happening" at the Ranch called "Summit" to be presented during the week of September 11. She says she'll be going back to the "old days" of Mind Dynamics, WPP, and Alexander Everett. She also recently announced to PSI grads that she's decided to sell the Ranch. End of an era? Beginning of a new one?
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Case 352    Saturday 30 Jul 2016 by Andrew Gosser
Photo of me , reading air show , early 70s. Dad knew Hoover from his naa days, me sitting on the wing of that, can't post photo !
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Case 29    Sunday 10 Jul 2016 by morris bibens
I was born in 1957. I remember my dad talking about Clyde Parsons,Pappy Dunlap, Jack Sperry, and others. My Dad, Maynard Bibens, and Bud Fountain, had joint ownership of a Stearman before I was born. My mother convinced him to sell his share of the plane to Bud when my older brother was born, and he never flew again. Lucky for Dad, because it seems, all of his flying buddies, except Pappy were killed in accidents while flying. When I was very young, Bud would come over to visit with Dad, and it was very exciting to me to listen to them talk about flying. Bud also did the crop dusting on my Grandfathers property on the corners of bangs and Tully outside Modesto, and even landed one time, after the alfalfa or corn was harvested. I wasn't born yet, but remember them talking about it. I remember seeing a picture of one of his dusters upside down in a field with a pile of fertilizer that had poured out as Bud climbed out and walked away after clipping power lines with his landing gear while crop dusting. The plane did a flip, and landed upside down going backwards I guess. I can`t remember if that was before or after he flew his mustang over the house. He called my dad and told him to bring the kids out to watch. We all went outside to watch him go right over the house, wide open, a couple hundred feet off the ground. That is one thing I will certainly never forget. We would go watch him fly the red and white stearman with his wing walker lady at the airshows in Modesto and Merced. In the early sixties I remember a guy never coming out of a spiral decent, and crashing nose first, in a small biplane, maybe a citabria at the Merced air show. Dad said it broke the pilot`s back, but he survived. It seemed to happen in slow motion. I was in high school when Bud was killed in his Bearcat. I heard He had put in an airliner engine or something, and wanted a fire suppression system, but the system was too expensive for either him or his backers. It was a hydraulic fluid fire. It was very depressing when I heard about his death, but he knew the risk, and died doing what he loved. My dad and his friends were my heroes. Dad always frowned on my wanting to take up flying. I knew Bud went through a divorce, I think it was in the late sixties. Did Bud have any children?
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Case 372    Thursday 30 Jun 2016 by Andrew Gosser
Pretty sure Dad delivered all of them to bolivia ,Major David k Gosser usaf ( mabe capt back then )