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LtCol Gilbert Unangst, USAF (Ret)

June 13, 1932 - May 15, 2018

We have learned of the passing of 61-Delta Classmate Gilbert Unangst




Gil trained with 61-Delta at Graham AB, FL, and earned his USAF Pilot's Wings with Class 61-Delta at Craig AFB, AL.


LtCol Gilbert Unangst, USAF (Ret)

Obituary

Gilbert graduated with a degree in physics from Penn State University in 1954 and was a member of the Delta Upsilon fraternity.
It was there at Penn State that he met the love of his life, his wife of 63 years Tamsin.
Gil was the senior member of classs 61-Delta.
Gil amassed a lot of hours flying the C-124 and was always ready to share a story or two, about moving nuclear weapons around the world on his "Old Shaky" missions. Gil was also an aircraft commander flying KC-135 aircraft.
Assignments included Germany twice, Japan, Vietnam and his final as Wing Communications Commander, Davis-Monthan AFB.

After his retirement from the Air Force, he spent five years with the Department of Social Services and held numerous positions with the County of Lancaster and the Town of Irvington.
He had a great passion for 'Nittany Lions' football, carpentry, woodworking, gemology, "crabbing" in Carter's Creek, and he also loved mountain laurel.

For the past 23 years Gil collaborated on putting this class website on the World-Wide-Web.
He developed the group email capability to disseminate news about the class to all members.
He also developed a class roster in which he kept the current addresses and contact information of all class members updated and available for the class.
Without his work we would not have this website and database of classmember information we have available today.
Gil and Tammie attended many 61-Delta reunions. He was a facilitator for the Bermuda Cruise 2014.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Tamsin B. Unangst; children, John Unangst (Jane) of White Stone, Virginia, Elizabeth Anne Heller of O'Fallon, Illinois and Steven Gilbert Unangst (Paige) of Beaverton, Oregon; five grandchildren, Christina O'Neil, Gilbert Unangst,Tammie Marlen, Kenneth Heller and Grace Unangst; three great grandchildren, Katie O'Neil, Elena O'Neil and Martin Unangst and a sister-in-law, Trudy Unangst of Weems, Virginia. He was preceded in death by his brother, Hervey Brereton Unangst.

This photo of Tammie and Gil is from the 50th year Class 61-Delta Reunion in San Antonio,Texas:

Funeral services will be held 1:00 p. m. Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at Currie Funeral Home, Kilmarnock, Va. Interment will follow the service at Woodlawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Kilmarnock-Lancaster Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 333, Kilmarnock, VA 22482 or White Stone Volunteer Fire Department, P. O. Box 272, White Stone, VA 22578.

Our condolences, thoughts, and prayers are with Tammie and the Unangst Family.



We have also learned of the passing of 61-Delta Classmate Charles W. "Wes" Euler

LtCol Charles Wesley Euler, USAF (Ret)



Wes trained with 61-Delta at Graham AB, FL, and earned his USAF Pilot's Wings with Class 61-Delta at Webb AFB, TX.

OBITUARY

Our belated condolences, thoughts, and prayers are with the Euler Family.


Virgin Galactic completes first rocket-powered, supersonic flight of its new spacecraft, Unity


Unity shown here landing at California's Mojave Desert on Dec. 3, 2016.

Virgin Galactic

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Michael Sheetz... CNBC

AUTO RECALLS ARE STILL FRONT PAGE NEWS ALMOST DAILY !
Car companies knew Takata airbags were dangerous, suit alleges


Takata airbags being installed on 70 million cars even while being recalled!
Takata agrees to $1B fine for hiding airbag defect
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BUT NOW IT'S NOT JUST DEFECTIVE TAKATA AIRBAGS or VW DIESELS...Find out more by clicking on this photo link:

click anywhere on the photo to read the story

THE CARS AND REASONS FOR RECALLS!

Is your car being recalled?

Find out by clicking on this link: Click here to go to the "safercar.gov" website.

Links to complaints and investigations are also available on this site.

Your vehicle VIN number can be found on your insurance verification document (Security Verification Form)!



F-86 Drivers...more info about this famous warbird.


Painting by Wilf Hardy

Retired LtCol J.R. Alley, F-86 Sabre Association president, informs us that the F-86 web manager, Eric Yocum, has added huge amounts of F-86 info and the Korean War since we first put on the link to the F-86 website.
It might be of interest to you to browse around it again.

Click on the photo to visit the website.


Ever wonder how Boeing produces over FORTY 737 airplanes a month?

A train arrives with the main body in the morning.

They turn them out about one every 18 hours and every part is supplied by the lowest cost supplier.

Really Amazing: A must watch for all aviation maintenance personnel - The Boeing 737 Assembly Line -
This is why Boeing is on track to achieve its previously announced production rate of 52 airplanes per month in 2018.

click anywhere on the photo to watch fascinating 3 Ĺ minute Youtube video


WHICH MICROSOFT OPERATING SYSTEM IS ON YOUR COMPUTER ?


IS THIS THE CHEVROLET IN YOUR FUTURE?

Cruise AV is GM's first car to be built without a steering wheel...or other conventional controls!

Photo General Motors

click anywhere on the photo to read the article in WIRED about the ultimate autonomous car currently in production.

WIRED


HOWEVER...
AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE TEST CENTER FACILITIES ARE AIMED FOR THE FUTURE...
...BUT...
WHY THE AUTONOMOUS CAR SOCIETY IS STILL DECADES AWAY

...the future is here ?
Updated | A Tesla Model S travelling at 65 mph in autopilot mode has crashed into a parked fire truck on a California freeway, prompting safety concerns surrounding the electric car makerís self-driving technology.
Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the accident, which took place on Monday, January 22, on Interstate 405.
The fire truck had been parked with its light flashing in the emergency lane and carpool lane at the scene of a previous accident, according to Culver City Fire Department.

click anywhere on the photo to read the article explaining the challenges .

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Thanks Frank for recommending this website!


LINKS TO URL's OF GENERAL INTEREST

Here's a link to another website related to the USAF Museum. It includes photos of every aircraft pilots in 61-Delta flew in their careers!
The site includes a total of 215 photos of aircraft ranging from the 1909 "Wright Military Flyer" to the B-2 "Spirit".

Pay no attention to the map of the museum on this site, it is dated 2010!



IF YOU ARE NOT USING A 61-DELTA CLASS ROSTER DATED: 1/15/18 YOU DO NOT HAVE THE MOST CURRENT UPDATE!

This applies to all three formats...Use the clickable links that Chuck has emailed to you, or contact either Dave Roberts, or Chuck for the clickable links,or help with rosters.

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