Tuesday, September 20, 2005
Random Link to History
Odd story, but I actually dated the daughter of one of the Air Force engineers who came up with the idea of an airborne gunship. He helped design and build the first AC-47 Spooky gunship.
Although the history books show that Lt. Edwin Sasaki and his predecessor were working on an already established program to develop the gunship, that’s not totally correct on how it really came about. Yes, there was some precedent involved, but they really pushed the final engineered product on their own, and he personally briefed General LeMay… selling the final concept to him in less than 3 minutes. Sasaki taught me that it should only take 3 minutes to sell something to a General Officer.
Of course I followed with a joke to his daughter about taking longer than 3 minutes. Not a smooth thing to say in front of the pops, but he still liked me.
Yes, random thought, but it’s nice to reflect on random stuff from my past every now and then.
posted by El Capitan at 7:22 AM
heh, that's cool11:04 AM