Use your smarts, get current charts
About a week ago, I purchased 78 copies of “FAA Aviation News” from the 1970s on eBay. My wife was home when I opened the package and she asked why in the world I ordered all these old magazines. “They’re cool” I said. “Well, where are you planning on putting them?” “In the basement” I replied.
On my way downstairs, I happened to flip one of the magazines over and there on the back cover, was this cool aviation cartoon with a rhyming caption above and below the art. The drawing was absolutely brilliant. I started looking at the back covers of all the magazines and sure enough, each one has a cartoon with a rhyming aviation truth like, “Use your smarts, get current charts” or “A casual pre-flight check, could mean an inflight wreck.” In the lower right hand corner there is a small credit given to the individual that came up with the rhyme. The artist’s name is Osborn and I’ll have to do some more research on the artist. If anyone has some more information about the artist or the cartoon, please let me know.
I scanned in about 15 of the cartoons this evening. If you guys like them, I’ll scan in the rest.
Here you go. Enjoy.