Category Archives: General OGTA-type awesomeness.

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OGTA Debrief #3 – Tuskegee Airman, Gen. Charles McGee

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  OGTA Debrief #3 with Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee is INBOUND on Wednesday, September 2 @ 11am Central! It’s free to all but a definite MUST for History/Social Studies and Group Leaders… a joint production between the Distinguished Flying Cross Society and South Dakota Public Broadcasting; this is an event that can’t be missed. Login […]

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INAUGURAL OGTA “DEBRIEFS” now archived!

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OGTA’s inaugural live “Debrief” interviews are now archived online at the Distinguished Flying Cross Society website. The two Debriefs were a proof-of-concept exercise to answer the questions, “How do we get the public more engaged in our interviews,” and “How can we continue to interview veterans in the COVID-19 space?” We are happy to say, […]

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REGISTER: OGTA Debrief #2 – Bruce Huffman, May 30

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The award-winning series, “Old Guys and Their Airplanes” is taking their interviews online and streaming with “OGTA Debrief.“ Moderated by host John Mollison, OGTA Debrief #2 features a live interview with Vietnam War OH-6 “Loach” pilot, Bruce Huffman, Troop C, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry. Bruce was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross on 27 October, 1968 for […]

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REGISTER: OGTA Debrief #1 – Pat Owen, Cobra pilot

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  The award-winning series, “Old Guys and Their Airplanes” is taking their interviews online and streaming with “OGTA Debrief.“ Moderated by host John Mollison, OGTA Debrief #1 features a live interview with Vietnam War AH-1G Cobra pilot, Pat Owen.  Pat was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross on 11 September, 1970 for his service in support of […]

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New Episode and Educator’s Kit!

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  Ever wonder what it means to be an American?  Steve Pisanos went from “Illegal Alien” to American Patriot…and in the meantime, managed to become a hero to (at least) four nations. Watch the film and enjoy the companion Educator’s Kit (for schools, groups and history buffs) at the Distinguished Flying Cross Society website — […]

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John’s latest art

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It’s a B-29! And the interview with Ed Lawson will soon make his blog, too.

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OGTA & Friends hit C-SPAN

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NO friend is more treasured by OGTA than the South Dakota Air & Space Museum. John Mollison and OGTA honorary team member Kim Morey were interviewed at the SDASM by C-SPAN’s ace producer, Scott Hummelsheim. Watch here!

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It’s Greek to OGTA!

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This past October 3, OGTA Premiered “The Mettle Behind the Merit” to a STANDING ROOM ONLY crowd at the National Hellenic Museum in Chicago. Steve Pisanos story of patriotism and passion inspires everyone, especially the Greek community.

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Hangin’ with Rutan

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At the “Mettle Behind the Merit” premiere at the USAF Museum in Dayton (September 16!), John Mollison just happened to bump into OGTA alum, Dick Rutan. There’s “an awesome day at an airplane museum” cool and then there’s “hanging out with DICK RUTAN at an airplane museum” cool. We’ll take the later.

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Happy Birthday, Dot-T!

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This past August 6 saw Dorothy Huss honored at a special celebration that included one of the world’s finest restored P-51 Mustang fighters, John Mollison’s artwork of Dorothy’s husband’s WWII mount and…birthday cake! Read about it here.

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