Dan Patterson is an aviation historian and photographer. You can see more of his photos at his website, www.flyinghistory.com
NASA let us know, after Perseverance had landed on Mars, that a small piece of fabric from the Wright brothers’ 1903 Flyer has made the journey too -- and is attached to a small helicopter which is going to fly over the Martian surface maybe as soon as this weekend. Aviation commentator Dan Patterson has some thoughts.
The world famous aviator, General Chuck Yeager, died earlier this month he was 97. Yeager was born in Hamlin, West Virginia, enlisted after high school, and flew 64 combat missions as a fighter pilot against Germany during world during world war two. After that, he trained as a test pilot here in Dayton and in 1947 became the first man to break the sound barrier. WYSO’s aviation commentator Dan Patterson, met Yeager several times and has this remembrance.