Wood | In the skies above Eastern Oregon

East Oregonian - 05-25

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From a very early age, I have been interested in — or perhaps more correctly stated, enthralled by — airplanes. My grade school drawing-doodles were frequently rudimentary depictions of the “dogfight” scenes (much of which was actual archival footage) I had seen on the two-season run of the TV program “Black Sheep Squadron,” which was must-see viewing for an impressionable second- or third-grader who was “lucky” enough to occasionally hear a sonic boom growing up in 1970s Eastern Oregon.