Sleights of Humble Pie

PORT CLINTON — Local aviation enthusiast and Ford Tri-Motor historian, David Hirt gets a seat at the table with the beautiful, accomplished aviatrix and former airline captain, Julie Clark. Hirt dodges a knife, and a daredevil waitress saves his life.

He Marries and Buries Them

ALLIANCE, Oh. – What do you get when you cross an aerobatic pilot, airport owner, aviation historian, and flying legend with an auctioneer and a minister? Forrest Barber. Barber, along with his wife Patricia, are the king and queen of Barber Airport in Alliance, Ohio. Faced with the rising costs of airport ownership, they plant soybeans and corn to stave off commercial zoning and wonder how much longer the airport will last. Local pilots are hoping forever.

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