By Di Freeze
When Deb Smith and I went to Steamboat Springs to spend the day with triple ace Robin Olds, we didn’t know what to expect. We thought we were getting off to a bad start, when I got us lost, and we showed up over an hour late. But he was gracious about our tardiness. Soon after we arrived, we settled down to listen to the account of his life. After we’d been there for a few hours, he gave us a tour of his home, which was filled with mementos and pictures from his life. At each picture, he stopped and recalled a certain memory, sometimes poignant and sometimes funny. The day flew by, and when we left, we were in awe of this legendary man. Like many others who knew Robin Olds, we were saddened to hear of his recent death. For our tribute to this great man, see page B-4.
Colorado lost another beloved aviator recently. It’s hard to believe that it’s been five years since Clayton Moore interviewed Flying Farmer Cole Kugel. At the time, Kugel had just turned 100. To read Clayton’s tribute to this pioneer aviator, see page B-27.