Cadets from the Texas 20009th unit of the AFJROTC took a field trip to the Shooting Star Museum
to visit the many military and aviation exhibits there and learn more about flying from pilot Marge Balasz
John Bean (USAF Ret) took the students there because the museum specializes in military and aviation history and knowledge and because both the owners, Balasz
and Pat Wegner, are pilots and have planes there, and could share their experiences with the cadets.
served lunch at the hangar, polish hot dogs barbecued by Balasz
and served by Wegner on the side porch of the hangar.
, showed them a large illustration of the Boeing
777 cockpit, which she
regularly flies to China as a pilot for United Airlines
and the cadets had a chance to listen to her
tell them of her
own experiences as a pilot and answer all their questions.