Basil Hackleman looked up the step ladder into the depths of an old bomber plane similar to one he flew on 11 missions during World War II and recalled how as a 22-year-old man he would jump up and grab the edge of the door to swing himself inside the plane.
Discover Aviation Days was held May 31 and June 1 at the Anoka County-Blaine Airport.
The air traffic control tower at the Anoka County-Blaine Airport will remain open through at least the federal 2014 fiscal year thanks to the federal omnibus spending bill that President Barack Obama signed Jan. 17.
Jim Deal of Ramsey was recently reappointed to the Metropolitan Airports Commission by Gov. Mark Dayton.