Midwest aviation fans will likely recognize the couple profiled in today’s Op-Ed documentary by the New York Times.
For years, Rich Gibson and his wife, Dee, a Wisconsin native, provided the pyrotechnics at the big air show in Oshkosh where World War II planes re-enacted bombing and strafing runs.
It’s not everyone’s cup of tea, of course, but you still have to marvel that someone can make living filling baggies with gasoline and lighting them on fire.
They retired a few years ago.
But it’s hard to give up a life of blowing things up.
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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