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December 13th, 2019

LETTER TO THE EDITOR, Elaine Fritzson, Liberal


This letter is to make those of our community aware of the amazing leadership we now have at the Mid-America Air Museum (MAAM) with Bob Immell as the director!

I do realize that many in our community do not have a major interest in aviation. Whether or not it is of interest to you, it is an asset that we have here in our community. Since we have this, it is our responsibility to share it as far and wide as we can.

On the weekend of March 23-24, there was a Robotics event there. This brought many young people there. This is always good for everything and everybody in our community. For many of us, it is Home. This means that we are here on a daily basis supporting our town.

One the dates of March 26 and 27, he had historic airplanes here. They are called the “Wings of Freedom.” Mr. Immell kept in touch with them on a regular basis until they set a date to be here. It was an opportunity to go on board of these old, rare and amazing aircraft. I don’t know what the expectations were, but I do know that those who took advantage of this opportunity would certainly recommend it.

There was also the opportunity to actually get a ride in these planes. It was expensive; however, I do know that at least two men jumped at that being available right here. The pilot that did these rides was AMAZING. Also, you might try to realize that it is not inexpensive to travel to another city for the opportunity to have a new experience that appeals to you.

I am asking the residents of our town and MOST OF ALL our airport board members to support Mr. Immell. If and when you are not comfortable with the decisions that he has made, don’t talk about it with other citizens or board members, go directly to him so you can understand why he thought it was a good idea. He will also definitely learn from your input and concern.

There was also a volunteer, Mr. Steve Leete, taking pictures and making videos for the event. We must thank him and many others for their time and interest. They make such a difference!

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