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Date:
Sunday December 12, 2004

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I remember when I was very young, in the early 1980s, and my father took us to see you working at the National Air and Space Museum on one of your magnificent murals. It's a real pleasure to see you online and still producing such great aviation art. Most resp., Joshua Trevino

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Date:
Saturday December 11, 2004

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I'm a long-time fan of your work. I'm a proffessional artist/illustrator and Air Force veteran. Even before the service(which came AFTER the art school) I enjoyed and admired your work. Ironically, during my basic at Lackland, I spent a good deal of my time reproducing some of you work on the walls of the 3708 Squadron chowhall. During the surge of interest in aviation art a few years back, I grabbed and subscribed to all the magazines and would pour through the pages looking for your work. The talent collected in those volumes was staggering, but your work always stood out. "Too little, too late", the P40 over Clark, always comes to mind. "All men are creative, but few are artists." I can't recall the source of the quote, but I think it applies to you in spades, sir.

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mailto: akins8tony@yahoo.com


Date:
Wednesday December 01, 2004

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Your presentation at Brookdale was outstanding. Two slides were of special interest. One, the comparison of the number of personel and planes required to deliver the same bomb capacity, ovet the years. The second, the comparison of cartridge size, 50cal to 30mm cannon on the FW190. Can you email these to me?

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jhyfantis@mindspring.com


Date:
Wednesday November 10, 2004

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1st Lt. Kenneth E Bixby 303rd. Bomb Grp. 0-826860 Flew the Thunderbird on one mission Still in contact with crew Leland Krumweide Radio John Roberts Tail Mondo Lombardi Waist

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Date:
Thursday October 14, 2004

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Hi Mr Ferris, I'm Ray Obuch, a friend of Todd's from Utah State. Awhile back you mailed me a couple of autographed repro of the wart hog and f15. Do you have copies of the book The aviation art of Keith Ferris? would it be possible to get two autographed copies? let me know the cost etc. thanks ray

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mailto:obuch@usgs.gov


Date:
Sunday October 03, 2004

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Keith I was at Korate and talked to you as you sketched one of my F105s. I was a flight chief in the 44th TFS. You had just flown over with the F4s. I have seen your wall painting in Washingto D.C. Have kept up with you all these years. You do great paintings. The year I talked to you was late 1968 or early 1969.

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Date:
Friday September 24, 2004

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Hi Keith and Peggy, I am in Washington DC visiting my friends who just had their first child and we are going to the Smithsonian tomorrow to specifically see your murals, Keith....I am so excited.....In fact that is all I am touring since my time is short!!!! Todd and Julia`s friend from Washington State, Peggy Barnes

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Date:
Saturday August 14, 2004

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Hi Keith just purchashed a print at the good will I fell in love with it! it was a super fortress I believe in behind your signature the year 1976 what is the name of the print or it could be a poster its rectangle in size? lauradiego5@hotmai.com

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Date:
Wednesday August 11, 2004

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Hey Keith, Sorry I wasn't at the Schreiner recall this past spring so that I could talk over old times. My name is Bob Murray and I lived in East Barracks at the same time you were there. I think that you lived in room 14 and as I recall your roomate was a feller named John Duke? I also remember, as a teen ager would, that you had two beautiful sisters and as I recall your folks were at Randolph. If I have my facts wrong just chalk it up to the fact that it was way over 50 years ago. I wouldn't have recognized you from your picture. You are now an old codger whereas I look the same as I did back in East Barracks (of course, I haven't looked in the mirror in 50 years). What year were you there. I was there four years, the first year was 44-45 and I was in North Barracks but the following three years I was a resident of East. Take Care, Bob rmurray@stx.rr.com

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Date:
Thursday August 05, 2004

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Hi Keith, I came across this web page and thought I'd drop a line or two. Do you remember John and Marilyn Glover at McGuire AFB 1963-1966 era. I was a Captain at the time flying F-106's. I believe you came to supper with a few other folks. Glad to see you are still kicking and doing good work. We have retired in Orange Park Florida. Regards, John gloverjohna@bellsouth.net

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Date:
Saturday July 31, 2004

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Love your aviation art.

ED Rock

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Date:
Wednesday July 28, 2004

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I was chosen to be n old lady carrying a 50th birthday cake to honor plane at Nellis Air Base. I was wondering if the plane is a Thunderbird..what plane-or jet was first introduced by the Air Force fifty years ago. Secondly they will do a shot of me as the engine is turned on and all the soots bombards me. It would help me in preparing the make up part, what does come out of a jet when the engines are fired up?

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Date:
Wednesday July 28, 2004

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I was chosen to be n old lady carrying a 50th birthday cake to honor plane at Nellis Air Base. I was wondering if the plane is a Thunderbird..what plan-or jet was first introduced by the Air Force fifty years ago. Secondly they wll do a shot of me as the engine is turned on ad all the soots bombards me. It would help me in preparing the make up part, what does come out of a jet when the engines are fired up?

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Date:
Thursday July 22, 2004

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Excellent art work

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Date:
Tuesday July 06, 2004

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introduce an artist mahin_gallery paris if accept existences for joint work and sold out painting works 2004 do you help my sister sold out painting work send email my sister thank you help my sister sold out painting work thanks alborz

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Date:
Monday June 14, 2004

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I am looking for a lithograph of the Andersen AFB Arc Light B-52 Memorial. Do you have, or know where I can get one?

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Jollyroger2707@yahoo.com


Date:
Wednesday June 09, 2004

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I used to be a EWO wi the 128 TFS flying the F-105G. I am looking for a litho of the F-105G side view. If it is available, please let me know.

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Date:
Wednesday April 28, 2004

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Hi M & D -- Bev and I took a peek and enjoyed the new slide trap! Love you. N

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Date:
Tuesday April 27, 2004

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A great site, I am a long time fan and owner of many Ferris prints. My favorite is Crown 7

Michael Stein Roswell, NM

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Date:
Saturday April 24, 2004

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Peggy and Keith,

We love the prints.

Thank you for taking time to say hi. it means so much to Nancy to have this wonderful keepsake at this time.

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mailto:odin@imarketingsolutions.com


Date:
Tuesday April 13, 2004

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Are there prints of 'Gallant Beginnings' available? The original, I believe but probably mistaken, is in a bank in Fort Sam Houston. Thanks Jim bwadams@csc.com


Date:
Friday April 02, 2004

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My very first visit at the Smithsonian in Washington more than 20 years ago confronted me with one of the best murals (B-17 over Wiesbaden) in the history of aviation art - in line with famous renaissance battle frescos. Becomming a Ferris-fan at an instant I had the pleasure to learn more about your skills, views and arts. Especially your understanding of light is second to none. Just recently some friends gave me a copy of your Mig-Sweep. Now it's framed and part of my living room. Thank you for your personal sign, which makes the picture an undeserved present from you too. Since my aerospace career includes the F-4 and numerous other military and civil projects and recently the Eurofighter Typhoon I can admire your work both technically and from the point of art. Thank you for your art. Dr. Stephan Hitzel


Date:
Saturday March 27, 2004

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Mr. Ferris, I really enjoyed your talk at the recent Aviation Photographers Symposium in Las Vegas. I'm sure all the "shooters" were inspired by your dedication to detail and love of flight. Many thanks again for sharing your gift with us. Jens Rubschlager


Date:
Wednesday March 24, 2004

Comments:

Dear Mister Ferris,

I'm a French "week end aviation painter" and I must say that's your entire fault. I'm lucky enough to have your book edited in the early '80s named "The Aviation Art Of Keith Ferris" on which your work is explained and shown in much details. Since then, I spent most of my spare time to paint aircraft...

Anyway, you're one of my masters along with Robert Taylor and I've to thank you very much for that. One of these day I'll maybe have the courage to give you the link to my "net galerie" ...

All the best and keep up the good work

Vincent Meslet, Elancourt, France


Date:
Monday March 15, 2004

Comments:

Hello Keith:

I know you don't remember me, but I met you a little after you arrived at Korate. You had flown over in the F4s that came to replace us. I was in the 44th TFS. I was a line chief and I ran upon you sitting on the ramp drawning one of my aircraft. I checked you out to make sure you had been cleared for the flight line. Sat and talked to you for a while. My wife is also an artist. Have followed your work since then and greatly appricate everything that I have seen. Keep up the good work.

Walter L. Cook M/sgt Retired


Date:
Sunday March 14, 2004

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am here brothers so keep for ma mugu joe


Date:
Thursday February 19, 2004

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I was looking for a painting of an F105 attacking a North Vietnamese SAM site. I was pretty sure it was a Ferris painting. Where can I find it?


Date:
Sunday February 01, 2004

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Its nice to see the B-17G which I built for you still graces a prominent place in your studio. Keep up the good work, ross whitaker (rossman1@comcast.net)


Date:
Saturday January 31, 2004

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I met you in 1969 or 70 at Nellis when you were taking photo's of our F105 Wild Weasels. I later was assigned to F105's at Takhli and Korat. Are there any photos of the F105's from Nellis. If I am correct you went for a back ride in my aircraft. Mofah49@aol.com


Date:
Friday January 30, 2004

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Hello, My name is Pattie Vance Hughes. I don't remember if Mr. Ferris will remember my father, Eddie Vance, who had a print shop in Morris Plains, NJ. My father always gave me his calendars, because of my passion for art, including one of Mr. Ferris' that I still have by the way (from the late 70's). Also Mrs. Ferris was my gym teacher at PHHS. Only a little bit of a troublemaker :). Anyway, I moved to Florida after HS graduation and my son has since joined the Air Force and is stationed in Kuwait and scheduled to come home in June. A friend at work mentioned airplanes and I remembered your artwork and looked you up on the web. Wow, I am so impressed. This is a wonderful website. Just thought I would drop you note. Hi Mrs. Ferris and Mr. Ferris. Hope all is well with you both and your family, I remember Todd in High School. Also I was home a couple of years ago and went to a friend's daughter's basketball game (Perrini) and saw Ms. Fiore still there. Take Care and best wishes to you all! Pattie Vance Hughes


Date:
Friday January 02, 2004

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Hi Peggy and Keith, My name is Peggy Barnes and I am a friend of Todd and Julia and live in the Tri Cities. I have a lithograph of Keith's work of the F22 in my livingroom that I treasure! Julia gave me this before they moved to Arizona. I received a Christmas card from them and the boys are so handsome and so tall! Happy New Year and God's blessing to you. Peggy


Date:
Saturday December 27, 2003

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Hi I am new to this site. I have a collection of 31 R.G.Smith prints. I would like to sell them. McDonnell Douglas are printed below the picture. Can write me at r87buick@peoplepc.com thanks, Norm


Date:
Saturday December 27, 2003

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Hello Mr. and Mrs. Ferris, Over the holidays Henley mentioned your website, and I am so glad he did. We really enjoyed looking at it. Just looking at the house makes me really miss Glacier Hills more then ever, and all the good times. I'm so glad I grew up there. Hope all is well! Take care! When I'm in Glacier I'll stop by. Happy New Year! Love Nadine and family!


Date:
Wednesday December 10, 2003

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I thought the quiz would be about WWII planes, so I know nothing in the quiz, I got a 24%.


Date:
Saturday December 06, 2003

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Hi Keith, You have a nice site. It was nice getting to know you at the reunion. Best wishes in all you do. You are an awesome artist. If you come to Utah please let me know. Thanks, and may you and your family have a great Holiday Season. Best wishes, Richard Prazen


Date:
Wednesday November 26, 2003

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It was great to see you at the reunio, both of you look great! Hope to see you in the not so distant future, Fran & Csaba.


Date:
Thursday November 13, 2003

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Hi keith nice work, i like to know do you paint on canvas or illusrtaion board? lew


Date:
Tuesday November 04, 2003

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Hi, I've recently met Col (ret) Joe Jackson and am looking for "Miracle at Kham Duc"...hoping to find a place to purchase it...


Date:
Monday November 03, 2003

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High Flight has to be one of the all time best. It truely capturies the freedom of flight that most on this earth will never experience. Thanks Allen Sprague


Date:
Sunday November 02, 2003

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Where are Tylers Tigers form the 45th Fighter Squadron?


Date:
Friday October 24, 2003

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Mr. Ferris,

A few months ago I retired from teaching Art for DoDDS in Germany, Turkey and Japan and moved with my husband of five months to Brenham, Texas. Since I am of German heritage and there is a German Texas Society here, I signed up. Unfortunately, the first meeting is this Tuesday the same night that you will be at College Station. I have made two pieces of art work, an F-16 and the Blackbird, that prints were made of and sold for a short time before I went overseas to teach. I also have had four solo art shows. I am very sorry to miss your lecture/exhibit as I do appreciate your fine work. If you would let me know when you would be in the area again I would put you on my calendar as I am interested in meeting you.

Susan Young Keels Brenham, TX 979-836-8729


Date:
Saturday October 11, 2003

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as a young man and later a msgt. in the air force i worked on many of the aircraft mr. ferris has painted, the f-105 was my baby to see it again was a real treat your paintings are wonderful. john luse msgt ret. usaf 1961-1982 angler130@msn.com


Date:
Friday October 10, 2003

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have some old prints of F105s that were given to me by Bob Stevens then a tech rep for Fairchild Republic in 1967 Jack Lynch Takhli 66/67 Nellis 67/68 Takhli 68/69


Date:
Thursday October 02, 2003

Comments:

Keith, I was thrilled Tuesday to win a signed lithograph "Forget Me Not" in the SAF/PA golf tournament. I had a choice of 45 different quality prizes but there was never a moment's hesitation when I saw those beatiful Thuds and flag...and bearing the author's autograph as well! The litho hangs in a place of honor in my home today. You may recall me as an active duty Lt Col, assigned to the New York office in the late seventies. I worded with Ian Ballantine to help promote your recently published Bantam paperback which I still own and treasure. I was also your host during a brief visit to U-Tapao Royal Navy Airfield in summer of 1969; you flew an Arc Light (B-52) strike mission which recovered on Guam. That was the return leg of the Mike Carns-engineered which produced the magnificent "Bad


Date:
Thursday October 02, 2003

Comments:

Keith, I was thrilled Tuesday to win a signed lithograph "Forget Me Not" in the SAF/PA golf tournament. I had a choice of 45 different quality prizes but there was never a moment's hesitation when I saw those beatiful Thuds and flag...and bearing the author's autograph as well! The litho hangs in a place of honor in my home today. You may recall me as an active duty Lt Col, assigned to the New York office in the late seventies. I worded with Ian Ballantine to help promote your recently published Bantam paperback which I still own and treasure. I was also your host during a brief visit to U-Tapao Royal Navy Airfield in summer of 1969; you flew an Arc Light (B-52) strike mission which recovered on Guam. That was the return leg of the Mike Carns-engineered which produced the magnificent "Bad


Date:
Thursday October 02, 2003

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hi i am after a print of "little willy coming home"...any ideas where i could get this print .....?

Tony uk


Date:
Thursday October 02, 2003

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hi i am after a print of "little willy coming home"...any ideas where i could get this print .....?

Tony uk


Date:
Tuesday September 30, 2003

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i am looking to track down and buy the print of "little willy coming home" any offers ideas


Date:
Tuesday September 23, 2003

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Dear Mr. and Mrs. Ferris, Todd & Nancy:

I was surfing the net this morning and for some reason I decided to do a search for AJ Baldwin and Todd Ferris. This led me to your site and boy was it nostalgic! Seeing your home, I was reminded so much of the good times we all had in Glacier Hills. I have been living in Sacramento, CA for the past 17 years with my wife, Barbara and daughter, Brielle. I can't believe I have a 16 year old daughter! Where's does time go? When I first moved out here, I loved going to McClellan, Mather and Bielle Airforce bases. My work allowed me to see many things I never saw in new Jersey. I dropped Mr. Ferris' name every chance I got when talking to people. It surprissed me how many people knew of him and his work. If I knew how "neat" military aviation was when I was young, who knows, I might of taken a different career path. Unfortunately, with the base closings, we can no longer do "bird watching" while driving around Sacramento. I've had a small business for the past seven years (selling and servicing copiers-"xerox machines"). It's been very rewarding. My new passion is fly fishing and in Northern California, there's many beautiful places to explore. As I mentioned, I have a 16 year old daughter. We named her after Brielle NJ. And I'm still married to my high school sweetheart, Barbara. Last I heard, Todd was living in Oregon. Is he still there? I hope you are all well and if you're ever in Northern California, please look me up.916-685-3603/Shures@msn.com Take care!, Buddy Scherr


Date:
Tuesday September 16, 2003

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i love tim # 2


Date:
Tuesday September 09, 2003

Comments:

Just finished reading Larry Smith's "Beyond Glory". Interested in seeing the painting "The Miracle at Kham Duc". - Bill Peters; Cockeysville, MD


Date:
Saturday August 23, 2003

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Mr. Ferris,

Thank you for the tour through the studio. I remember back in the late 1960s when I was about eight years old and saw a picture of yours in a book at the library. I think it was one showing B-17s coming under attack. Although never a pilot myself (sinuses), my dad flew F-86 Sabres in French Morocco in 1954-55 with "Tyler's Tigers" and my uncle flew the F-86F Sabre in Korea in 1953 with the 36th FBS at Suwon AB, known as K-13. Unfortunately, he didn't make it back home (MIA). Photos of him and his squadron are at: http://www.jimmylescalle.com/

Gerry Asher let me know about the American Association of Aviation Artists website; that's how I found your's. Your paintings speak volumes with the words that can't be expressed through the written media. Thanks!

Regards,

Jim Escalle jimescalle@earthlink.net


Date:
Monday August 18, 2003

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today's bcs eagle reveals exhibit of your works at g.bush library. as former b-17 pilot and a&m prof i would like to hear details of your stay at a&m. was your father at bryan field? icouldn't find you in the a&m directory of former students. i have a lot of your prints and book. bchilton@iopener


Date:
Monday August 18, 2003

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I have seen your wonderful art in many places - never knew of your A&M connection. As an Aggie, Air Force "brat" and AF pilot myself, I am happy to have your web site. Lou Obdyle '67


Date:
Monday August 11, 2003

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do you have pictures of soldiers in gas masks from world war 2


Date:
Friday August 01, 2003

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Hello,

We discovered your work at the Society of Illustrators in New York and were most impressed. I am thinking a purchasing a print for my husband and am wondering about prices and availability.


Date:
Friday August 01, 2003

Comments:

Hello,

We discovered your work at the Society of Illustrators in New York and were most impressed. I am thinking a purchasing a print for my husband and am wondering about prices and availability.

Best wishes, Barbara Agosin


Date:
Wednesday June 18, 2003

Comments:

my name is luis and im looking for art made by ferris stephen

 


Date:
Saturday June 07, 2003

Comments:

Hi Keith - surfing the net and found you! Its been many years since you and I did business ... former PR at P&W in the early '70's. Now just retired from Northrop Grumman ... have you done a piece on the B-2 yet? If so, would really like to get a print! All the best, Keith!

Jim Taft Port Angeles, WA taft@olypen.com


Date:
Monday May 12, 2003

Comments:

Keith (or should I say Mr. Ferris):

I saw your work at a gallery in Frenchtown yesterday. One of your prints is now a part of my collection -- an F-16.

BTW: I have great memories of the times Dad and I visited you at your home and studio in Morris Plains -- I could probably find it still.

I hope that, at some point, our paths cross again.

Dave (Fred K's son)

 


Date:
Sunday May 11, 2003

Comments:

wonderful web page. I saw the exhibit in Dayton at the museum and one particluar lithoi really struck home and that one was "First Trap" I was stationed at VT26 in Beeville Texas and was on board the Lexington in 1982.

 


Date:
Monday April 14, 2003

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I really don't now why I've never searched for your work on the web before - I'ts fabulous - The light you portray along with the obvious love of the airplane make your work the best I've ever seen in this catagory. I've done quite a bit of aviation art myself - I sure would like to take a class from you - Ed Cahill, Atlanta. GA


Date:
Tuesday April 15, 2003

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I have been a model aviation fan all my life(I am 52) and enjoy building and flying model aircraft. I recently saw one of your prints in a friends office of the F-22 Raptor and it was love at first sight! It had a Lockheed Logo and it was a free gift from the last place he worked. Do you offer the print and if so is it expensive? My E-Mail address is g2@dodds.com I have modeled the F-22 in 1/32nd scale.


Date:
Tuesday April 15, 2003

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Dear Sir: I have four prints (not numbered) of WWII fighters; P-38, P-47, P-51, and F4U. I also have four prints of Korean fighters; F-80, F-84, F-86, and F9F.

These were purchased in the 1970's, and are in good condition. Can you give me some kind of estimate as to their value as I plan to donate them to Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, AZ.

I have to say that you are my favorite aviation artist and I have enjoyed your work ever since my first viewing of your B-17 mural at the NASM.

Thank you

Steve Field <fields@erau.edu>


Date:
Thursday April 24, 2003

Comments:

hi grandpa I was checking out your site at my school with jay my friend I showed the class your picture in the aviation week magazine with your painting an jorden and jesse they are buging me

tyler ferris


Date:
Thursday April 24, 2003

Comments:

hi grandpa I was checking out your site at my school with jay my friend I showed the class your picture in the aviation week magazine with your painting an jorden and jesse they are buging me

tyler ferris


Date:
Friday April 25, 2003

Comments:

Hi im Erik tylers friend hes realy nice I like your pantings expecily the WWII patings.


Date:
Friday April 25, 2003

Comments:

Hi im Erik tylers friend hes realy nice I like your pantings expecily the WWII patings.

 


Date:
Monday March 17, 2003

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Keith & Peggy: I've admired your artwork for many years. Now I admire your support for and patience with the JROTC students from SPFHS. Taking time to support these children and the unit is much appreciated by many. It was certainly a pleasure to see you & Peggy again. respectfully; Bill Sheppard


Date:
Monday March 17, 2003

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Keith & Peggy: I've admired your artwork for many years. Now I admire your support for and patience with the JROTC students from SPFHS. Taking time to support these children and the unit is much appreciated by many. It was certainly a pleasure to see you & Peggy again. respectfully; Bill Sheppard


Date:
Thursday March 20, 2003

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hey grampa I'v been showing teachers your site they think it is cool


Date:
Wednesday March 26, 2003

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Dear Keith; It seems like a life time since I talked to you and Peggy. I do hope all is well and that you and Peggy are in good health. It is truly amasing how fast time goes by. Best wishes and I always keep my eyes open for your art. Darrell Crosby Yukon, Oklahoma


Date:
Thursday March 27, 2003

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Enjoyed your essay on your history in aviation art in a recent AW&ST. I have your 4-print series of Korean War jet fighters, including the sold-out F-86/MiG-15 dogfight, displayed at home and in my office, where they get occasional Comments: from aficionados, like, "Is that a Keith Ferris?" Met you at a gallery in Butler NJ about 10 years ago. Hope you are well, and looking forward to adding to my collection soon. Best wishes, Stuart Finkel, MD New York NY

 


Date:
Monday February 03, 2003

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I have an original oil and canvas painting by Kodera '75 of an Air Force Jet. Wondering how to go about selling it, or the actual cost.

Joshua Pemberton 408.687.3440


Date:
Tuesday February 04, 2003

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Mr. Ferris,

Spent today at the Air Force Museum enjoying you masterpieces. I have admired your work for years, but never thought I would actually get to see the original paintings of the pictures I enjoyed in various books. Thank you for the oppurtunity.

Jim Ashford


Date:
Friday February 14, 2003

Comments:

Hi Kieth: This is Spider Smith from the 303rd bomb group and 1st Scouting force . We met at Northrop in 1984 when you did a talk at the History Club . You Autographed your Book for me. One of My Modeling (R/C) friends is an artist and wants to do a painting of my P51 "Easy Does It" he would like to have your book but had trouble ordering it on your site. E Mail Me at <spider@netzon.net>

Thanks

Dick " Spider" Smith

 


Date:
Friday January 03, 2003

Comments:

Keith, My sons gave me no. 116 "Inspection Party," which hangs prominently in my study. Thank you for giving me an image that reminds me of the many hours I've spent pushing Hercs and Starlizzards around the world, including a summer "on the ice" at McMurdo. It's all there in one awesome painting. Alan Cockrell Huntsville, Alabama


Date:
Saturday January 11, 2003

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Just found your page and am amazed but happy I found it. Have discussed you with good friend Red Harper (Bd Member 8AF Hist, Savanah) several times re ur art. Old memories are returning. Hank Jordan


Date:
Saturday January 11, 2003

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Dear Master:

As ever is a pleassure to see your paints. I'm Carlos A. Garcia (ASAA Artist Member) from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Best wish four you and wife


Date:
Friday January 17, 2003

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Date:
Saturday January 18, 2003

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Dear Keith: We enjoyed your wonderful paintings at the Air Force Museum. We have a grandson who is about to get his pilots license and one of his goals are to own a Staggerwing. He is graduating the end of January and we are interested in maybe a print or poster of your painting "The Classic Staggerwing," 1980. Could you please help us? Thank you. Bob Fellows, Beavercreek, OH


Date:
Sunday January 19, 2003

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As the proud owner of your Minuteman painting, I just wanted to look around for a new one. Also heard you speak while I was in the Aior Force, Colo Bruce Dunn, USAF,ret.


Date:
Monday January 20, 2003

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Dear Folks: Met both of you today at AFM and Keith was kind enough to sign my paper - I bought the book of your prints on the way out. Thankyou so much for being so gracious and interesting and sincere. I will see that my daughter, the artist, will get to see your "show" while it is at the AFM. Pat Ward pward32@worldnet.att.net


Date:
Tuesday January 21, 2003

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Dear Keith & Peggy; WHAT A WEB SITE! I really enjoyed the studio tour. I showed the images to my wife who thinks I'm nuts for having as many books and reference materials as I do ( and still collecting!), she now thinks we're both a bit nuts, but understands a little more than she did before...

Keith, would you please consider teaching a course in D.G. for us novices at Ogden or wherever? Dave Schweitzer and myself ( fellow classmate at the Milw. Institute of Art & Design) would be the first to sign up. I will gladly pay for the knowledge, and will help you any way I can to help you set up.

Best to you both; Tony Stencel

 


Date:
Saturday December 07, 2002

Comments:

You do Great work..and I have a question? Who Painted the two f-4's,one pushing the other out of the north by it's tail hook placed on the bottom of the windscreen, great story, pushed him back into safety both had been hit. this was in Reader's Digest year's ago Thanks Craig USAF 67-71 craigshaw@adelphia.net


Date:
Thursday December 12, 2002

Comments:

Dear Keith and Paggy, HELLO my dear THUD buddy. Barbara and I just viewed your website, it's GREAT! Sure would like to drop by and say hello again. I'm doing okay and still love to look at your wonderful aviation art. I treasure those many prints you were kind enough to autograph for me back in the Vietnam Air War group. Much love and God speed, Pete Kleim


Date:
Wednesday December 18, 2002

Comments:

Hello Keith: A mutual friend of ours named Paul Leming gave me your E-Mail address. I showed him a painting of an F84 that I had hanging in my office for many years. He said Keith Ferris painted that. He went on to tell me about flying you in his F4. I volunteer at the Bush Library and I understand you will be showing there in Sept.'03. Could you please show the grand old bird. She hauled me up to North Korea and back safely. Your New Friend Roy


Date:
Saturday December 28, 2002

Comments:

Keith, The "Forget Me Not" painting you sent to me hangs proudly in my den since I received it. It is quite a tribute.I constantly get great Comments: about it. Thank You again, Bob Read bobdot86@optonline.net


Date:
Tuesday December 31, 2002

Comments:

Hi, Keith. I'm a Thud driver who has admired your work for many years. Your paintings of the Thuds in NVN have provided me with vivid memories of my beloved F-105D 61-0130 shot down in Hanoi 3 April 67 a few weeks after my return from combat at Takhli, Thailand in the 333rd TFS. (103 Missions)I'm wondering what paintings or prints you might have for sale that feature the Thud. I'm a Daedalian since 1966 and a past National Director. I for one am very proud to call you a fellow Deadalian as I have a very personal feeling for the power of the combat aviation art you have given to America's armed forces- - especially so young people who occasionally need a reality check (like one of your paintings)can understand that our freedoms have a price. Happy New Year, Keith. I'm B/G Bud Farrington,USAF Ret. azmrbud@aol.com

 


Date:
Tuesday November 12, 2002

Comments:

Hello Mr. Ferris!

My husband is a pilot in the USAF. He is a great admirer of your work and has many pieces, including Dancing in the Dark, since he is a KC-135 pilot.

He has been asking me for "Forget Me Not" for the last several years and I have been unable to find it. I have found a poster. Were there ever prints made of this or only posters?

Our 10th wedding anniversary is coming up on December 18th and I would love to present him with "Forget Me Not" at a squadron function on that date. Any chance you have a print to sell, or if only available a poster? And, if you're feeling really generous today any chance I could get it signed...to really impress all his pilot buddies?

I look forward to your response.

Thanks so much! Robyn Powell turbo61@cableone.net


Date:
Saturday November 16, 2002

Comments:

Where can I find a print of "Forget Me Not"


Date:
Monday November 25, 2002

Comments:

On the Vietnam war, Keith Ferris has made a painting for the transtion from the F-105"Tthunderchief" to the F-4E" Phantom I I".. The title of the painting is: "Mighty Big Shoes to Fill" Does it exist a print of this work by Keith Ferris? Pierre Trichet

 


Date:
Friday October 11, 2002

Comments:

Hey Keith Ferris:

I am an admirer of your work; particularily your Thud pictures. I met you at Takli RTAFB in 1967 (Date...?) I have 5 or six of your lithos. I had several done up with my squadron patches inserted in the frame with the litho...I gave these to my sons. Also, I gave my one son the F-106 "Old Friends" litho. I also flew 106s in the 49th FIS after leaving the F-105. Later I went back to the F-105WW business at George were I was the OpsO and then CO of the 563-39th were we did the F-4G WW tests and trained WW crews in the F4C WW, F-105G WW and, eventually, the F-4G WW. Any way, I'm a great KF fan. Do you ever do commission work? Would you consider doing a special work? Respectfully; Goose Gowell, F-105 WW Fighter Pilot email: GooseGowell@AOL.Com


Date:
Friday October 11, 2002

Comments:

Hey Keith Ferris:

I am an admirer of your work; particularily your Thud pictures. I met you at Takli RTAFB in 1967 (Date...?) I have 5 or six of your lithos. I had several done up with my squadron patches inserted in the frame with the litho...I gave these to my sons. Also, I gave my one son the F-106 "Old Friends" litho. I also flew 106s in the 49th FIS after leaving the F-105. Later I went back to the F-105WW business at George were I was the OpsO and then CO of the 563-39th were we did the F-4G WW tests and trained WW crews in the F4C WW, F-105G WW and, eventually, the F-4G WW. Any way, I'm a great KF fan. Do you ever do commission work? Would you consider doing a special work? Respectfully; Goose Gowell, F-105 WW Fighter Pilot email: GooseGowell@AOL.Com


Date:
Saturday October 12, 2002

Comments:

Keith and Peggy

Thank you for stopping by to see our place. I was a real honor for us here. Sorry about getting stuck.

Roger Freeman Old Kingsbury Aerodrome


Date:
Sunday October 13, 2002

Comments:

I'd never paid attention to the signature on the wonderful art that came with the Sierra WW II flight simulators, "Aces of the Pacific" and "Aces Over Europe." It's only now, by the grace of being directed to you by an online friend in N.J., that I learn of the passing of R.G. Smith, and I am indeed saddened.


Date:
Sunday October 27, 2002

Comments:

Hallo Mr Ferris What a great website.Please allow me to introduce myself; I am a belgian army helicopter pilot and a debutant aviation artist so this site is like Disneyworld to me. I especially like the photos of your studio, it looks like a museum> It must be a great environment to make your stunning artwork.I am searching like crazy to find your book ;the aviation art of Keith Ferris,not only to admire your artwork but I am also hoping to learn some tricks of the trade in aviation art.It is by searching for your book, after reading the excellent reviews on amazon.com ,that I discovered this website. I will try to order the book directly from you, hoping that there are some left and that you do not mind shipping it to Belguim. I wish you a lot of succes!


Date:
Sunday October 27, 2002

Comments:

Hallo Mr Ferris What a great website.Please allow me to introduce myself; I am a belgian army helicopter pilot and a debutant aviation artist so this site is like Disneyworld to me. I especially like the photos of your studio, it looks like a museum> It must be a great environment to make your stunning artwork.I am searching like crazy to find your book ;the aviation art of Keith Ferris,not only to admire your artwork but I am also hoping to learn some tricks of the trade in aviation art.It is by searching for your book, after reading the excellent reviews on amazon.com ,that I discovered this website. I will try to order the book directly from you, hoping that there are some left and that you do not mind shipping it to Belguim. I wish you a lot of succes! Dimitri Verdoodt Belguim

 


Date:
Sunday September 08, 2002

Comments:

sunday september 8, 2002

this is a great site, My wife and I visited your studio a few years back and purchased all your paintings on the F105 thunderchief and you signed them also. thanks again Jim Sheposh


Date:
Monday September 30, 2002

Comments:

Beautiful work.

 


Date:
Tuesday July 09, 2002

Comments:

Mr. Ferris,

I have a working relationship with your son, Todd, and have enjoyed your book which he preseted to me a few years back. My grandfather flew B-17's in WWII and I have enjoyed his photographs from the war. If he was alive today, he would really appreciate the fine work you have produced.

Just a quick note of appreciation.

Best Regards, James Elwood


Date:
Sunday July 14, 2002

Comments:

First, I'd like to say. You Keith Ferris and Frank Frazetta are my heros as artist go. I found your art years ago because we have the same last name. My name is Todd Ferris. My father Ed and brother Steve are also illustrators. Ferris's can sure draw. Second, I have a series of Adobe Illustrator WWII Fighter. Hand drawn on the computer. How do I get them published. They are great but I'm not sure how to go about it. Can you help? Third I'd like to buy a lithograph of a P51. Do you have one?


Date:
Monday July 15, 2002

Comments:

hi i am looking for a painting: "forget me not" by keith ferris..can any one direct me to the place where i can get one..thanx -lalith_raj@yahoo.com


Date:
Saturday July 20, 2002

Comments:

Iam looking for a copy of Little Willy coming homeE mail bullwinkle88ryr@yahoo.com


Date:
Monday July 22, 2002

Comments:

Keith, your email does not seem to be working right now. So I am using this. Several years ago I bought one of your lithos titled: Missing Man Formation. It was a flight of 105s, and the proceeds were for the surviving family memebers of the pilots who flew up over the Red River. I have the certificate that came with the print. My new insurance man would like a pirce estimate of the print so I can include it on my policy. Would it be possible to get that price from you? thank you very much for your assistance. Ken Rumbaugh email: rumbaugh.ken@ssd.loral.com


Date:
Sunday July 28, 2002

Comments:

Keith, It's Karen Stoddard. I spoke Tamara today about contacting you and talking to you about finding a job and networking with you. She is looking for a job now that her classes are almost over. She should have started last year! But we'll see if she contacts you this time? Hope you are doing well this summer. We leave for Florida in a week and a half.

Take care, Karen


Date:
Tuesday July 30, 2002

Comments:

Aloha from Major Terence Smart, Civil Affairs Officer at Headquarters, U.S. Army, Pacific, Fort Shafter, Hawaii! Your page is excellent! Come back & visit soon.


Date:
Wednesday July 31, 2002

Comments:

my name is von otto and have an airbrush business in texas....a mutual friend of yours "roger jarman" got me to do a t-shirt for you of an f-4e and you signed one of your books for me ......this was a number of years and i would'nt expect you to remember......i have been airbrushing for over 25 years now and search out your paintings ...you are very good and you can tell that you enjoy what you do ! i would like to add your site to my links page on my website ? i would be honored to have your site on my site very much? if you do not mind ..... i have passed down the book you signed for me to my son who is also an up and coming artist. thank you very for your time von otto

 


Date:
Tuesday May 07, 2002

Comments:

Hi Keith and Peggy:

I'm all signed up for your Savannah class - I'm looking forward to my second Ferris class!

Are we going to have another get DG "get together" on one of the nights?

Wade Meyers Email: chicoartist@yahoo.com Site: http://wademeyersart.tripod.com/


Date:
Wednesday May 22, 2002

Comments:

Bill Wicks...again.


Date:
Wednesday May 22, 2002

Comments:

Bill Wicks...again.


Date:
Tuesday May 28, 2002

Comments:

I lost a large softback in flood and 5 years later its nice 2 see your work again.. Very Nice!


Date:
Wednesday May 29, 2002

Comments:

I am the owner of "Little Willy Coming Home" and "A test of Courage" both hang in the downstairs room. They are favourites.. One idea for a WW2 painting is Torpedo 8 leaving thr Hornet at Midway only one crewman survived the conflict .. Truely " An Appointment with Destiny" Walter Lord's book Incredible Victory was a detailed analysis he was able to interview survivors from both sides -- truely an amazing story.. R. Nordman , Vancouver, BC.


Date:
Friday May 31, 2002

Comments:

Susan here, still waiting to hear if we would be able to get Gallant Beginnings,,,as we need to get it and frame it by 10 June, thanks for your help


Date:
Friday May 31, 2002

Comments:

Susan here, still waiting to hear if we would be able to get Gallant Beginnings,,,as we need to get it and frame it by 10 June, thanks for your help

 


Date:
Tuesday April 09, 2002

Comments:

WorldWar2


Date:
Tuesday April 09, 2002

Comments:

WorldWar2 pictures for Tyler Ferris and Beau Anderson


Date:
Thursday April 11, 2002

Comments:

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Ferris, It is with heartfelt gratefullness to you, for sending me 5 "FORGET ME NOT" prints. Thank you for signing each one. My husband and I stood as we watched the "Missing Man" formation performed by fellow Instructor Pilots in their T-37 jets. They were remembering our son, lst Lt. Chad Brian Carlson, and his student pilot 2nd Lt. Nicholas J. Jabara, who were tragically killed during training exercises near Laughlin AFB, TX on Jan. 31, 2002. A beautiful memorial service was held at Laughlin. We brought Chad home to the DFW area and buried him with full military honors. Another "Missing Man" formation flew overhead at the cemetary with T-38 pilots. It will never be forgotten. Your kindness and love for our family will never be forgotten either. Chad's 2 year old daughter, Ciara Nicole, will be told that her Daddy, was truly an American Hero. Your biography and art reveal to us that you too, are proud to be an American. Thank you. Larry & Carolyn Carlson, 726 Dewberry Drive, Lewisville, TX 75067 (carolyncarlson1@juno.com)


Date:
Tuesday April 23, 2002

Comments:

Most of my artists works are B17's. Your "Schweinfurt Again" hangs alongside paintings by Gil Cohn, Wm. Phillis and Craig Kodera. Hope to order another one of your prints in the near future. Charles Burmeister 3615 21st Ave. Kenosha, WI. 53140.


Date:
Monday April 29, 2002

Comments:

Hello Peggy and Keith, I am Brinson Weeks, work with CSC currently in Falls Church, 20+ years with CSC, HQd permanently in El Segundo. Also, was based in Farnborough 1992-94. I've bought some of your prints, through John Gulick, featuring the Wright Brothers, who are cousins of mine. Now I have a couple of other Wright cousins who would be interested in prints, so I'd like to get in contact with you about that. Are you planning anything special for the 100th anni Dec 2003? Thanks, Brinson Weeks.


Date:
Tuesday April 30, 2002

Comments:

I have followed your works for years. Great stuff. All the best. Colonel (ret) Derrick Wilcher

 


Date:
Tuesday March 05, 2002

Comments:

Found your name on a book of aircraft illustrations at the local library. I recall a friend in art class at Roosevelt Jr, High (7 thru 8th grades)1941 - 43, in Coffeyville, Kansas by that name. His father was stationed at the local air base . We both liked to draw airplanes and he had great talent for same. Could this be the same young man? If so would like to hear from you. Harold Cease 1901 West 7tgh street Coffeyville, Ks 67337 or javajhok@hit.net.


Date:
Tuesday March 05, 2002

Comments:

Peg,

Great site! Loved looking at all the beautiful art work and think your website is excellent!

Sally O'Brien, Town Hall of Morris


Date:
Wednesday March 20, 2002

Comments:

Keith & Peggy, I hope I didn't Keep you from getting back to the painting. After seeing the studio, I've decided to build my own for a video and photo business. The teachers and Board of Ed. have a tentative agreement so I might have a nice back pay check soon to fund the project. Keith gave me the idea with his slide scanner and Adobe photo progam. I understand that there is a program that does the same kind of editing for videos.

That's all for know. Gene Pearson


Date:
Thursday March 21, 2002

Comments:

Ward Scantlin 1000 Conestoga Rd Apt.A214 Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

I enjoyed our conversation and I look forward to your future work.


Date:
Friday March 22, 2002

Comments:

Keith, For the statistics in studio 7; take a picture of your word document with your digital camara and download it into the picture folder for studio 7, then add the picture where you want it. I'll experiment with some other ways of getting text into the videos and let you know what works best and easiest.

Gene (NJ-821@afjrotc.net)

 


Date:
Thursday February 07, 2002

Comments:

Ordered MigSweep! Happy I will be able to replace the faded version I "borrowed" from the ops officer room at Incirlik Air Base decades ago. Thanks for the website, prints, and most of all the great renderings. Duddy 21


Date:
Thursday February 07, 2002

Comments:

Hi Great Uncle. -Adam Berry


Date:
Thursday February 07, 2002

Comments:

nice web site


Date:
Sunday February 10, 2002

Comments:

I always enjoy and fill my iamgination every time I see these masterpieces It is a great pleasure


Date:
Wednesday February 13, 2002

Comments:

Great site....I really enjoy your work.

I have to pass this story on to you.

I was about 10 or 12 when I got a copy of your book,

At the time I was living out at a remote Alaskan town, named Cold Bay. Anyway it was a bomber base during the war. About three or four miles out town was a stream call Russell Creek. Excellent Silver Salmon fishing. Anyway next to the creek was some aircraft wreckage. Anyway we wheren't allowed to go backt here when we were out fishing. One day through clandestine means I got a chance to look an one piece of the wreakage. It was the center section of a wing lying upside down in a small marsh. I went home and compared it to the photos of your Fortresses Under Fire Mural.

Even at that age I was able to identify that wreakage as a B-17 based on that painting. Specifically the air intakes at the wing root where intact on the wreakage and that is what my 10 or 12 year old mind was able to use to identify that wreakage.

That was 15 years ago. I am still an aviation freak.


Date:
Wednesday February 27, 2002

Comments:

Just checking your Site out. I have a long and inspiring love of Aviation. KaufmannRoy@aol.com

 


Date:
Monday January 21, 2002

Comments:

Inspiring and true to life works. Quite impressive...S. Karafa


Date:
Monday January 21, 2002

Comments:

Dear Mr. Ferris:

I have several of your prints including "Real Trouble". Along with the full size framed print I have a small duplicate that came with one of the advertising brochures. I would like to use the latter image for a book that I am having published - "Isaiah's agles Rising". I plan to use it on the book cover or in the photo section of the text. The book is the story of a young man posessed with flying who weasles his way into the Aviation cadet program in 1943 only to see his passion unravel in the lethal skies over Western Europe in 1944. The story is mine, and the Sturmgruppen are among my topics. Of course, full credit will be given to the artist. Your permission is required in order for me to proceed. Please let me know if I have your permission or otherwise.

Many thanks for the spectacular work you have done in portraying the Air Force culture in WW II and beyond. Your work in the Air and Space Museum, where I once worked as a docent, is especially appreciated.

Bernard Nolan Btnolan@aol.com 703 567 1882 2121 Jamieson Ave. Unit 1003 Alexandria, VA 22314


Date:
Thursday January 24, 2002

Comments:

Fantastic site your art is stunning,Hvae you ever thought of painting an F 111 aardvark?Keep up the good work. Regards Jon Moyes-Catling, Worcester UK


Date:
Thursday January 24, 2002

Comments:

Fantastic site your art is stunning,have you ever thought of painting an F 111 aardvark?Keep up the good work. Regards Jon Moyes-Catling, Worcester UK


Date:
Tuesday January 29, 2002

Comments:

Greetings, Keith & Peg. Web site is gorgeous. Bill Wicks (wicks@texol.net


Date:
Thursday January 31, 2002

Comments:

Keith, found your site today for the first time. I am also an aviation artist and thus appreciate fine art. I love your site, from start to finish, your paintings have a special ingredient - feeling! Check out my site, its at: www.geocities.com/dupart_2000 Your work does two things to me, firstly it reminds me that I have still far to go, and secondly it inspires me to go far.


Date:
Thursday January 31, 2002

Comments:

Keith, found your site today for the first time. I am also an aviation artist and thus appreciate fine art. I love your site, from start to finish, your paintings have a special ingredient - feeling! Check out my site, its at: www.geocities.com/dupart_2000 Your work does two things to me, firstly it reminds me that I have still far to go, and secondly it inspires me to go far. André du Plessis aduplessis@grintek.com

 


Date:
Wednesday December 05, 2001

Comments:

Hello Peggy and Keith,

Love looking at your web site. Time for a litho for my office, just love the work. Do you have a favorite that came out well?

By the way, I took your history quiz. After taking the test three times and looking at the answers each time I finally got my wings.

See you around the neighborhood.

George Schreiner


Date:
Tuesday December 11, 2001

Comments:

got your message and will be contacting you Walt Wick MD


Date:
Sunday December 16, 2001

Comments:

Uncle Keith and Aunt Peggy, Really enjoyed your site! Happy Holidays, Deborah


Date:
Monday December 24, 2001

Comments:

Hi Keith,Peggy! I have a number of your works on the B-17 and the Focke-Wulf's. Just placed an order with Diane Harms's for your Slow Time and your missing man formation of F-105's. Harry B.Hertz

 


Date:
Thursday November 01, 2001

Comments:

Keith,

What a great pleasure it was to talk to you yesterday. I look forward to talking to you about the U-2 picture.

Cheers, Steve Brown fingb1391@aol.com


Date:
Tuesday November 06, 2001

Comments:

is the painting "FORGRT ME NOT" new or a older piece? herkybird@aol.com


Date:
Wednesday November 07, 2001

Comments:

Enjoyed your site,and hope to have lunch again soon. Regards, Kent Garson


Date:
Wednesday November 07, 2001

Comments:

Just saw your missing man painting in the latest AvWeek and the information leading me to this website.

That particular painting with the F-105's has been one of my favorites since my time in the Air Force in the early 1980's.

Seeing it again brought back some nice memories and renewed my latent desire to do a missing man-type drawing.

Thanks for you fine work.

Carlos Gomez


Date:
Friday November 09, 2001

Comments:

I am looking for the print "Forget Me Not". It is of an F104 group, flying in the missing man formation. The entire background is the US Flag. Does anyone know where I can get one?

Thank you.


Date:
Thursday November 15, 2001

Comments:

Dear Mr. Ferris, I'm a member of the Charlottesville, VA "Calclub" and really enjoyed your presentation at our meeting this week. Thank you very much for sharing your experiences and insights with us. The next time I visit the Air & Space Musuem in DC I'll pay close attention to your murals and recall your story about them. Your website is great. I'll be back. Thanks again. Sincerely, Patrick Punch


Date:
Saturday November 24, 2001

Comments:

Hey Keith, when are you going to put together "Aviation Art of Keith Ferris, Vol. 2" ?

Russell Smith


Date:
Tuesday November 27, 2001

Comments:

Dad flew 51 missions 13th AAF, 307th BG, 424th SQ, summer 44 til summer 45, B24. Often wish there were more attention paid to the South Pacific groups since they had it far rougher than the European groups. Missions that were more than twice as far with no fighter escourt and living conditions that were subhuman. Those issues alone show how much harder they had it than the famous 8th, which is definitely not to take anything away from the 8th.

I would be interested in ALL of your works featuring the B24. It always means alot for the artist to "capture" the reality of anything he paints. But capturing the real feeling of an era of such sacrifice in such a breathtaking arena is even more valuable as a visual record of those memories and more importantly, a realistic vision so that memory can actually be passed on.

Your gallery has only one B24 work, yet the writeup of your childhood spoke of your father training B24 crews and all the time you spent around them. The B24 flew faster, higher, with more payload than a B17, and there were more of them (yet only one is left flying in the world). So I wondered if you have any other works with the B24. They were also harder to fly and much more dangerous. Dad used to say of course they get more glamour, a name like Flying Fortress versus Flying Boxcar or Flying Coffin or Liberator.

Ken Holmes for MSgt. James C. Holmes of the "Long Rangers" South Pacific.


Date:
Thursday November 29, 2001

Comments:

Dear Mr. Ferris, My name is Elroy Bishop, 54 years old, Navy Vet., from Galveston, texas, now living in Hawaii. I was a volunteer\member at the Lone Star Flight Museum in Galveston (where the B-17G representing the "Thunderbird" in your Smithsonian Mural, resides)and now a volunteer at the Arizona Memorial Museum. I have an interesting story you may be interested in. As a volunteer I helped clean, restore and as an amateur artist/sign painter I did nose art and misc. graphics for the museum. Our volunteer time is rewarded by accompanying the aircraft to various airshows and displays as crewmen and museum reps. Whenever I flew on the "Thunderbird", I helped clean and make her presentable to the viewing public. I assisted with tours thru her fuselage by explaining the waist gunners and ball turret positions. The ball turret, being the most inquisitived by the public, encouraged me to expound on it and assume it as my superficial crewman position on the "thunderbird". I ran across the booklet "Cowboys and Indians", explains the history of the mural, and found out the ball turret guy on the 70th mission in the mural was Neldon "Bishop", as my name is "Bishop", even though ELROY and NELDON are close in sound, I found this rather ironic...A restored B-17 representing the "thunderbird" in the mural with a guy named "Bishop" docenting the ball turret crewman position. Neldon Reed Bishop and Mr. Girman (the radioman) are the only two survivors of the original crew that August, 1944. I mildly research Mr. Bishop's whereabouts for three years. The booklet said he lived in the Salt Lake City, Utah area. After moving to Honolulu,Hawaii in 1996, I subscribed to a "Bishop" namesake directory and found Mr. Bishop in Orem, Utah. I contacted him and arranged a meeting/vacation for him and his wife with us on Oahu. We called Mr. Girman and had a good chat. I took Mr. Bishop and his wife to the Arizona Memorial because he had never been here. I videoed an interview and plan to donate it to the oral/video archive at the Lone Star Flight Museum. my email address is ebishop@tesoropetroleum.com or home address: Elroy L. Bishop 84-575 Upena St. Waianae, Hi. 96792

 


Date:
Tuesday September 04, 2001

Comments:

Dear Keith & Peggy, I loved your web site, may many more aviation people discover your work. Im sorry to hear of R.G. Smith's passing, its the first I had heard of it. I had always admired his work and through his book got to know him a bit. we are all a bit poorer for his passing away from us, but what a wonderful legacy he left us in his art work and his person. With Warmest Regards, Joe Smith


Date:
Wednesday September 05, 2001

Comments:

Hi Peggy,

This looks like it will be interesting. Thanks for the info.

Charlie Russell


Date:
Thursday September 06, 2001

Comments:

Keith, I was reading an Avaition Science/Technology Week mag today and saw one of your ads ...leading me to your web site. Thought I'd drop a hello. To refresh your memory, I was executive officer for MG Buck Marr at the Air Mobility Warfare Center, then Commanded 350th ARS, McConnell AFB KS during AF Artist reunion in '99 (I think). Thought I'd drop a quick note to say hi. Now working at TACC/Scott AFB IL if you ever are in the area...drop by for a tour of the nerve center of mobility.

Respectfully Lt Col Jon VanGuilder Dep Dir, Current Ops HQ AMC TACC

ps. The ad featured your 4 FW F-15E...as always great work!


Date:
Sunday September 16, 2001

Comments:

Keith, You and Your Artwork Are Fantastic. Lou Grandwilliams Old Black Magic


Date:
Saturday September 29, 2001

Comments:

Hello Peggy & Keith, This web site was worth the wait. Loved your studio tour. Have added your site to my favorites section. Missed you two at Old Rhinebeck this year. Great time and great weather. Mike O'Neal actually bought a pencil sketch that I did of a USN N1 seaplane. I'm still recovering from the shock!

Best to you both, Nancy & Bob Keith

 


Date:
Monday August 06, 2001

Comments:

Thank You for many great years and many beautiful images! Dave S. Hill AFB


Date:
Monday August 13, 2001

Comments:

Any chance of you letting me know when an order I placed on August 10th will be shipped. Trying to get the prints ready for an event at the end of the month. Thanks. Hope to hear from you. Frank Heffernan


Date:
Wednesday August 15, 2001

Comments:

To whom it may concern, I really wanted to order my prints (order #2728) directly from your site. Unfortunately I haven't heard from you since I placed the order. If I hear nothing by later today (August 15 EST) I'll attempt to order through other sources. Hope to hear from you. Frank Heffernan


Date:
Saturday August 18, 2001

Comments:

Hello Mr. Ferris, My name is Dan Klapp and I have been a fan of your work since 1980 when I purchased my first copy of your book. I somehow lost that copy, 14 yrs in the military and five children later, but fortunately I found a dog-eared copy through EBay. It has been many years since I put pencil to paper and your book has reinspired my love of drawing aircraft.

Thanks for awakening the dream again.

Sincerely, Dan Klapp Cincinnati, Ohio danno1@fuse.net


Date:
Sunday August 19, 2001

Comments:

I've just enjoyed the tour of you Gallery, and will come back and visit again. I found your site through a cousin of mine, Ann Barnes. I am delighted that she led me to your site, you have beautiful and captivating art work. Thank you, Sandy Touchton sandytouch@iname.com


Date:
Monday August 27, 2001

Comments:

Hiya Keith & Peggy, It was great meeting you and spending some time with you in South Africa! The web site is great and I am enjoying the book a lot! Best regards, Monster & Val

 


Date:
Wednesday July 04, 2001

Comments:

WOW!


Date:
Wednesday July 04, 2001

Comments:

Outstanding! Truely an inspiration! Eric Boehm


Date:
Tuesday July 10, 2001

Comments:

It's a great website. Art Lumley


Date:
Sunday July 15, 2001

Comments:

you are still the best.....cfjrwheel7@aol.com charles f. wheeler deland, florida


Date:
Thursday July 19, 2001

Comments:

Great work.....greetings from Ohio and the Dayton airshow......Perry & Tina Walls, Big Ben and Sandra and Kelly.....


Date:
Friday July 20, 2001

Comments:

GRRREAT SITE !

I am a french aviation cartoonist and a long time enthusiast about your work.I purchased 15 years ago a "Art of "book but you deserve a bigger one!I hope this is one of your projects! I put your site in my favourites list! I was sorry to learn on the "Comments:" that R.G.Smith had died.I loved his work too...

Congratulations.

Jean Barbaud jbarbaud@wanadoo.fr


Date:
Saturday July 21, 2001

Comments:

Keith - met you in Wichita when you were here for the Aviation Art Show - Enjoy your site and am looking forward to seeing more of your prints - Hank Lewis

 


Date:
Friday June 01, 2001

Comments:

Great web site - really well done. have added it to my favorites so I can keep up with future changes. See you in Baltimore.

Bonnie "B"


Date:
Saturday June 02, 2001

Comments:

Hey! What a great site! I scored 80% on the quiz, only missing the postal question. I checked out everything, even the slide trap! I love the studio tour. It is almost like being there. Great job! Love, Martha


Date:
Saturday June 02, 2001

Comments:

Hey Keith, Peggy and Nancy, The web page is great!! Congradulations on such a good job. Great sucess in the future!! I hope you sell alot and I know everyone who pulls up the page will enjoy it.

Love Karen


Date:
Saturday June 02, 2001

Comments:

Mel "Pancho" Leib sends his best wishes. Your site is fantastic. Brings back old memories and the art is the best I've seen. Thanks from a "former" Phantom Driver.


Date:
Saturday June 02, 2001

Comments:

I am a aviation art from Brazil. Congratulation for the best art criation. COELHO PULLIN.


Date:
Saturday June 02, 2001

Comments:

Thanks for the word on your site, Keith and Peggy--I shall pass it onward. Great work! Frank Street


Date:
Saturday June 02, 2001

Comments:

I'm a Weasel Bear who flew at Korat in '68 and '72. Had a number of flights in 424. Great picture for your home page.

Larry


Date:
Sunday June 03, 2001

Comments:

Peggy & Kieth,

Many congratulations on getting on-line! It's a great website and I look forward to visiting often!

Paul Cecala


Date:
Sunday June 03, 2001

Comments:

Hi Keito and Peggy, Made it this far on your sight. Will look over the rest of the site. Sorry to miss you but I accomplished alot at Mothers. They need a furnace man, I bought $200 worth of groceries and checked out the garden so I can pay them. Had a wild trip home in the rain and fog. Have a great time on your trip if I don't get back up in time. Patti


Date:
Sunday June 03, 2001

Comments:

Saw the whole thing. Great. Patti


Date:
Sunday June 03, 2001

Comments:

Keith and Peggy, GREAT WEB PAGE!! Nothing like a Wild Weasels to start off your PAGE! Beautiful. Cave Putorium! George Acree, Chief Wild Weasel


Date:
Sunday June 03, 2001

Comments:

Enjoyed your web site. Excellent work. Lynn Williams


Date:
Sunday June 03, 2001

Comments:

Keith and Peg, Loved the site. Thanks for sending the address. I have forwarded it to all the "World's Finest.

Don Drinnon


Date:
Sunday June 03, 2001

Comments:

Don drinnon alerted me to your web site. It is great! You should have done this a long time ago. Hope to see you at the next reunion. JACK fISHER


Date:
Sunday June 03, 2001

Comments:

Keith Enjoyed your Web page. Thanks for capturing the glory and beauty of aviation.

Steve Stephen, Col. USAF Ret. F-4E Phantoms Forever!!!!! See you in Texas, 2002!

Nermal71909@aol.com


Date:
Sunday June 03, 2001

Comments:

Keith Enjoyed your Web page. Thanks for capturing the glory and beauty of aviation.

Steve Stephen, Col. USAF Ret. F-4E Phantoms Forever!!!!! See you in Texas, 2002!

Nermal71909@aol.com


Date:
Sunday June 03, 2001

Comments:

Keith,

Looks great!!!!! Everything you do is top notch!!!Look forward to sending you pictures of my latest Radio controlled turbine

Kevin Thoele


Date:
Monday June 04, 2001

Comments:

Keith. Love your site. Last time we met was at Gen. Carns retirement. I was with him in the 469th, but did not make the deployment with the two of you. I would love to see a copy of "Bad news for Uncle Ho" in your Gallery. any chancd?

Mike Keefe


Date:
Monday June 04, 2001

Comments:

Peg & Keith

WOW!!

Great job. What a wonderful site!

Talk to you soon!

Tom Duffy Wealth Builders.


Date:
Monday June 04, 2001

Comments:

Keith, Thanks for all the wonderful things that you have done for the Fighter community. I would also thank you and Peggy for being so nice to my daughter Peggy Sparks when she was singing in Atlantic City. Hope to see you at some gathering in the near future. If you are ever in Las Vegas, please give Dell and me a call and/or stop with us. Bill Sparks


Date:
Monday June 04, 2001

Comments:

THIS IS GREAT. GOOD LUCK. ALL OUR LOVE LILLIAN & BUD


Date:
Monday June 04, 2001

Comments:

Keith & Peggy - Great site! Looking forward to regular visits. Will be moving back to the States this month, and will certainly stop in for a visit one of these days. Best wishes. Brian McGuire


Date:
Tuesday June 05, 2001

Comments:

Congratulations on a very great web site! Keep up the good work. Be nice to see you both sometime soon. Patti forwarded me your address. Best wishes, Guy.


Date:
Tuesday June 05, 2001

Comments:

Dear Keith and Peggy,

Well, you've done it once again! The BEST I've seen yet, and a virtual celebration of our wonderful industry and your hallowed place in it. Most impressive!

A small note on R.G. Smith's career. When he retired from the company in 1982, he continued on in the same office at the same drawing board he'd used since the 1940s. All that changed was the color of his badge.

Again, a masterful job with the website! All the best, Mike Machat


Date:
Tuesday June 05, 2001

Comments:

Keith and Peggy, Nice job! We're glad you're online and have linked to you from 303rdBGA.com. Susan and I are looking forward to seeing you both in Baltimore. Gary Moncur Webmaster, 303rdBGA.com


Date:
Wednesday June 06, 2001

Comments:

The website looks great! Thanks for sending me the "invitation." I hope you are doing well. I miss you guys ! Bill Ford


Date:
Wednesday June 06, 2001

Comments:

Yo! Really Good work! Ben


Date:
Wednesday June 06, 2001

Comments:

Looks great. I'm glad that you got around to getting this up. Looks like quite a bit of work. Did you put it up yourselves or farm it out to one of the many firms that do this stuff?--Regardless, it's cool.

Don Dyal


Date:
Wednesday June 06, 2001

Comments:

Congratulations, Keith & Peggy!!! I'm thrilled to see your wonderful art on the internet! My personal best wishes to both of you!

Jim Rhodes B/Gen, USAF(Ret) cincrat@pacbell.net Pentagon Fighter Mafia 1972-1976 (on your B-17 mural!) Thud Driver


Date:
Wednesday June 06, 2001

Comments:

Dear Keith. Where are your renditions of USAF Thundebird activities. I am the proud owner of a print you did of the Calypso Pass, two F-100's flown by Bob Morgam and Clarence Langerud. Tom Serres, team 1966-1968


Date:
Wednesday June 06, 2001

Comments:

Keith, Bob Denham (Tbird photo - 66-69) here. Glad to see your website.


Date:
Thursday June 07, 2001

Comments:

Hi! What a great site! Fo forwarded this to me and I loved it. I will check it often. Hope all is well with you and look forward to seeing you in the NEAR future--We will be in the East next fall to see the leaves. It's your time to get to Arkansas. Love to you both, Betty Lu and George.


Date:
Thursday June 07, 2001

Comments:

Keith and Peggy, Great site...not surprised. I felt right at home knocking on that studio door (whenever I actually knocked before entering). The Fendler boys, Andy, Sam and Matt


Date:
Thursday June 07, 2001

Comments:

Jsmbo sana Rafiki yangu! Nime furhi sana kukatana nawe! Hey, ole buddy. Hope you don't mind my lousy Swahili. Been a long time since I talked to you. Had some great adventures in Kenya's Tsavo East Game Park in September of last year. Got to feed and touch a wild elephant while there. What a fantastic experience!!!


Date:
Thursday June 07, 2001

Comments:

Jsmbo sana Rafiki yangu! Nime furhi sana kukatana nawe! Hey, ole buddy. Hope you don't mind my lousy Swahili. Been a long time since I talked to you. Had some great adventures in Kenya's Tsavo East Game Park in September of last year. Got to feed and touch a wild elephant while there. What a fantastic experience!!!


Date:
Thursday June 07, 2001

Comments:

Jsmbo sana Rafiki yangu! Nime furhi sana kukatana nawe! Hey, ole buddy. Hope you don't mind my lousy Swahili. Been a long time since I talked to you. Had some great adventures in Kenya's Tsavo East Game Park in September of last year. Got to feed and touch a wild elephant while there. What a fantastic experience!!! Need your home phone number if you can spare it. Thanks. Blake Morrison


Date:
Thursday June 07, 2001

Comments:

Keith and Peggy:

WOW! What a great site! The look and feel complements your work beautifully. Easy and fun to navigate through the various "features". Can't wait to see more.

I was just about to sit down and start work on a tonal study for the P-51 I'm doing now(another one(!) - but this time Gentile's "B" model) when I got your Email. Wasn't too excited, I have to say, but now I'm motivated! All I can say is it's about time, guys.

Congratulations both of you!

Wade Meyers


Date:
Friday June 08, 2001

Comments:

Bonjour, Keith and Peggy: Just to put the record straight, at USAFA I was only -for two years- a visiting Cdn. navigation instructor...Eh! I am now only a humble newsletter editor; but this empowers me to place your website address in the next issue of AerialViews.

Congrats., and we look forward to seeing youse guys this Fall in YOW.

Don & Liane


Date:
Friday June 08, 2001

Comments:

To Peggy and Keith Ferris:

Congratulations! In every way, you've created something special. Your new website is a true PORTAL! Very, very inspirational stuff, and on many levels.

A few quick thoughts:

I grew up in the 1960s, and was priviledged to see images of your work in magazines via my father's job at North American Aviation, Inc., L.A. Division. Those early childhood impressions, so very powerful!

Decades later I saw your book, and was just dazzled by your discussion and application of "descriptive geometry".

Now, I am touched by your words of appreciation for the life and work of your colleague R.G. Smith.

Best wishes, and you'll be hearing more from me in the future when I have time, and in the mean time I shall seek clearance from my wife for a visit to your ORDER PRINT page!

John H. Rood, Jr. Boston, MA

p.s. I posted news of your site today on the "forum" page of a fabulous resource emanating from Sydney, Australia: "HyperScale"

Here's the link: http://www.hyperscale.com


Date:
Saturday June 09, 2001

Comments:

Mr. & Mrs. Ferris, A very enjoyable and classy art site. What else would one expect though from the best in aviation art world. Thanks for sharing with us all. Regards, Joel F. Naprstek


Date:
Sunday June 10, 2001

Comments:

Proud to be one of the first visitors from Israel - if not the first. I am happy as well to see that your efforts have made the web site a reality.


Date:
Sunday June 10, 2001

Comments:

Hi Keith,

Just had a look at your web site. Brings back lots of good memories. Remember you busy at work painting.

Lots of luck!!!!

Drop us a line.

Chuck and Yvonne


Date:
Monday June 11, 2001

Comments:

Keith and Peggy,

The site looks great! Brenda, Sara and myself spent quite some time looking over each and every selection on the site. We all agreed you have done a wonderful job with the professional aesthetics and layout of the site and intuitive navigation. A very comprehensive web based offering. Isn’t technology great!

“Schweinfurt Again” and “Real Trouble” have done wonders for the home office! I think I can charge admission with all of the traffic I am getting.

Dave Allen


Date:
Monday June 11, 2001

Comments:

One word..... HEAVEN


Date:
Tuesday June 12, 2001

Comments:

Hi folks!

Glad to see this at last. Looks great. We will put a link up shortly.

Robert Arnold


Date:
Wednesday June 13, 2001

Comments:

Keith, Great site. Hope to see you at a River Rat reunion again sometime soon! Bob Connelly (aka BC) CinC Rat 86-88 email bc13tfs@aol.com


Date:
Thursday June 14, 2001

Comments:

Keith and Peg-You've done it again! We are heading to see Yogi and BuBu this weekend.

Have a great summer!

George and Katie


Date:
Friday June 29, 2001

Comments:

Keith, I was at Aloha Flight Daedalians this evening (6-28) for your wonderful presentation. Thank you so very much. I especially enjoyed the the paintings of your father. My father was also an Army Air Corps pilot durig WWII so I know how much love you put into them. I flew the Phantom from Jan of 64 through Aug 66 with the 555 TFS including 100 missions over N. VietNam, and later as an instructor in the Combat Crew Training School at George until April 1968 when I left the AF to join Continental Airlines. Aloha, Bill Darrow phlyer555@hotmail.com


Date:
Friday June 29, 2001

Comments:

Keith and Peggy,

Wow! Best aviation art site on the web. Of course the best should have the best! My only disappointment is I just got Command pilot wings on the Aviation Quiz...didn't know the answer to question 2. Hope life continues to treat you well!

Mark Waki


Date:
Friday June 29, 2001

Comments:

Keith and Peggy,

The site is just like you two's other work, first rate! Only thing missing is a tour of the ship and a sound track. Know any fighter pilot songs?

Oh, and one other thing........

DEAD BUG!!!!!

Toby and Sherry Hughes


Date:
Monday May 28, 2001

Comments:

Looks like fun. Todd



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