Legendary April

Dear Sky Raider Readers,

Spring is here and the flying season is off to a Legendary start!

We were fortunate to be invited to attend Sun ‘n Fun 2023 and participate in Authors’ Corner 3/28-4/2/2023!

The Florida Air Museum was amazing and an excellent location for the event and were such kind hosts.
 It was the perfect spot to present back-to-back talks on the 105 year old controversy of WHO KILLED THE RED BARON?
With such excellent weather – the camping was epic as were the air shows, especially the Saturday night airshow spectacular!
Great big thank you to Nick and his team at Sun ‘n Fun where you can buy signed copies of SKY RAIDER at the Air Museum Book Store.

Our main character Duke Thomas was also lucky to survive two April combat tours in the skies of the Western front in both 1917 and 1918.

 April 1917 was made infamous by the Red Baron and his Flying Circus which created such devastation in the skies : it was called BLOODY APRIL.  Allied pilots had a life span of less than 3 weeks but fought on bravely, including Duke!

April 21, 1918 was also made famous when the Red Baron was killed in aerial combat. The circumstances of his death still remain mysterious to this day. He landed his DR1 Fokker Triplane intact behind enemy lines with his dead hand having to be pried from the stick with a single gunshot wound to the chest. But who shot the fatal round???

 Duke was also in aerial combat in April 1918 flying his Sopwith Triplane!? Don’t miss this chapter!!

The mystery of WHO KILLED THE RED BARON was the topic of presentation at Sun ‘n Fun and will also be discussed at Oshkosh 2023. Mark your calendars for July 24-30 with authors corner book signing and presentation dates TBA.

Fly safe and enjoy the spring weather.