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Offline Dane Martin

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Mixed couples speed team
« on: September 02, 2017, 09:02:12 PM »
I met Tom Foster and Adona Napier at Bob Mears combat museum tonight. Very wonderful people. They flew together in the late 50's early 60's. Tom built the plane Adona is holding, but that's her AMA number on the wing.


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Re: Mixed couples speed team
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2017, 10:24:08 AM »
Hi Dane, and thanks for posting your picture of Adona Napier and me at Bob Mears. This is my first attempt at a Stunthanger post, so... maybe I can fill in the blanks a little.
We were both at the Speed circles at the 1956 Nationals, she flying and me watching, in the days of Clem-Beasley-Kirn, Lester and Harvey Grogan, Leland Morton, and Jimmy Summersett and Dimmitt Perkins in Jet.We didn't meet until later, at a contest in San Antonio, and after she had been on the cover of Flying Models. I had to take a chance and try to meet the cover girl, right there in my home town.  Her dad was a supervisor at Convair in Fort Worth, so she had a team of pros behind her and I was a poor kid with hand-me-down stuff. Who knew?  Not me, for sure.

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Re: Mixed couples speed team
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2017, 10:51:24 AM »
Tom, it was a real pleasure to meet you. Next time, we'll have more time to hang out. I saw you at the field during the contest, but I missed you by the time I was ready to get over there.
Thanks for sharing the history!


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