Tag Archives: Philip Handleman

Living WWII Tuskegee Fighter Pilot’s Triumph Against Nazis Abroad & Racism At Home

Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2019 issue WASHINGTON, DC – “Colored people aren’t accepted as airline pilots.” The “negro type has not the proper reflexes to make a first-class fighter pilot.” These were the degrading sentiments that faced eighteen-year-old … Continue reading

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Encouraging The Dream of Flight

The Unlikely Meeting Between Seventh-Graders and NASA Officialdom by Philip Handleman Spring was in the air. March winds swept across the northeastern Ohio flatlands carrying the balmy and aromatic scent of the thawing countryside. Incipient crocus and daffodils showed the … Continue reading

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Dear Dave: Your recent article on Mackinac Island and the Grand Hotel (June/July 2013) brought back fond memories of flights I’ve made to the quaint destination. Also, your photos were excellent. Separately, I really liked your commentary on mentorship. Philip … Continue reading

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