A plea for a bit of help! ###

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A plea for a bit of help! ###

Post by joea » Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:42

I have been with the NAA for a long time now and rarely ask for help like this.

This time is different. At least two of us who fly Aeronca's were based there, myself for over 10 years, and Tony Markl probably longer.

Tempelhof Central Airport, where the Berlin Airlift was based right after WW2 is going to be closed. We have tried for many years to keep it open but the govt will not listen. Ok, so it will not be an airport any longer. We could live with that.

Now the govt is making noises about turning it over to the real estate jokers, who would carve it up into housing and office complex's. We would at least like to save it as a piece of history that it is.

Anyone could could take a minute and sign this petition, would really appreciate it. The petition is in English and German, so no problems understanding it. The URL that takes you to the petition is below.


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Post by 15A » Wed Jul 16, 2008 12:07


You can count me in! I'm number 5795! It was quick and painless.
Hope it helps.

Best of luck
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Post by shazam » Wed Jul 16, 2008 12:19

Got er dun!


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Post by joea » Wed Jul 16, 2008 12:49

Thanks for the help guys. This was a US Air Force base for many years after the war, then turned over to the Germans in 1992 after the Berlin Wall fell. I was there from 1987 on and helped close the base down. After that flew a medivac airplane there for many years.

It deserves to be saved, if for nothing else to remind the Commies that we will do anything to keep people in this world free. Otherwise its also a very neat old airport!

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Post by Captgrumps » Wed Jul 16, 2008 14:31


It is done--


BTW--how do you put a bio on aeronca@westmont.edu?
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Post by james gevay » Wed Jul 16, 2008 15:50

Done! Thanks for asking to help save a bit of history. Jim

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Post by joea » Wed Jul 16, 2008 16:14


Just "Reply" to any email you get from them, but change the subject to "BIO" and then delete the original text from the email and put whatever you want to in the bio.

Thanks for the help everyone!


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Post by jkvincent » Wed Jul 16, 2008 20:32

...it's a done deal !!!!

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Post by MikeB » Thu Jul 24, 2008 19:23

Joe, also added my name a few days ago.
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Post by DELCOM » Fri Jul 25, 2008 01:53

Another DONE..........
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Post by powers » Fri Jul 25, 2008 08:37

Nothn to it! :wink:

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Post by Jerry Eichenberger » Sat Jul 26, 2008 17:15

Joe -

Es ist gemacht.
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Post by Carl Prather » Sat Jul 26, 2008 19:00

I've signed some time back but had my wife sign now.

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