This Kansan grew up in Derby during the Great Depression and was fascinated by the planes he saw flying overhead. When he joined the Air Force, he suggested and was eventually given permission to form an aerial exhibition team using F-84 aircraft.
The air demonstration team was activated at Luke Air Force Base.
The slot position — the plane sandwiched between both wingmen and behind the leader, one of the most dangerous spots — was assigned to this man.
Question: What is the name of the group he is credited with helping found and what is his name.
Answer to Wednesday’s question: Cecil Carrier, who, when he died in 2008 at the age 88, prompted one viewer to say: “Finding his voice during bad weather was comforting as the winds were blowing and lightning was everywhere. He was someone you could trust."
Check Kansas.com Friday for the answer to today’s question.