Archives

separator

MISSILES MADE ME.

separator

Every artist/writer wants a ‘best seller.’ Of all the art I’ve produced, of all the stories I’ve told, NONE NONE NONE come CLOSE to the response from the “Missileer Community.” To date, I’ve sold so many prints of missiles, you won’t believe me.  So I’ll spare you the scoff and not tell you.  Also, it […]

Read More

Pardo Rocks.

separator

The photo above is Bob Pardo and Steve Wayne, a typical run-of-the-mill F-4 crew from the Vietnam War. I contributed my artwork to a fundraiser for the River Rats that featured my drawing F-4 that Pardo and Wayne flew on a specific day in 1967.   The art sold so fast, I had to hover […]

Read More

SAY COOL!

separator

Live Preview OGTA's Educator Kits are comprehensive lessons that include original photos, maps...and cut-out, flyable airplanes of the kind featured in the story. In the film, "The Mettle Behind the Merit," Steve Pisanos' Spitfire fighter plane plays a role.  In real life however, this particular airplane was Steve's all-time favorite airplane. Educators only pay for [...]

Read More

THE WIND BENEATH YOUR WINGS

separator

Live Preview A personal favorite of the OGTA team - "The Wind Beneath Your Wings" is the extraordinary story of WWII ex-POW Chris Morgan. Chris survived injustice, torture and bad luck only to face failure as a washed-up alcoholic.  And then, he made an extraordinary decision to trust a remarkable woman...   2015   Story: A great [...]

Read More

THERE. AND BACK.

separator

Live Preview In 2016, Vietnam War ex-POW Charlie Plumb went back to Ha Noi, Vietnam to meet the man who was his overlord for nearly six years. Charlie's story has been shared to audiences around the world but never like this.   2016   Story: Could you look your former captor in the eye?  Could you shake [...]

Read More

THE METTLE BEHIND THE MERIT

separator

Live Preview It doesn't matter what side of the political, racial, social, economic...fence you live on.  Success takes THIS. Steve Pisanos lived the American dream.  An illegal alien unable to speak the language and utterly poor, Steve went on to personify the American dream.  An unashamed story to inspire patriotism in anyone.   2019   Story: Ever [...]

Read More

THE GENTLEMAN NEXT DOOR

separator

Live Preview OGTA's most popular story to date. John Wilkinson was a fighter pilot in the Royal Air Force (RAF).  His mastery of his Spitfire fighter plane was evident in extraordinary marksmanship and helped him to achieve "ace" status.  But it was his sense of humanity in the face of inhumanity that makes his story [...]

Read More

SOUTH DAKOTA WARRIOR

separator

Live Preview LtCDR John Waldron was a naval aviator, Native American (Lakota), father, husband and patriot.  What he did during the opening moments cost him and his squadron their lives...but it changed the world. Educator's Kit at www.southdakotawarrior.com.   2017   Story: Would you risk lives to follow your gut?

Read More

PUSH SOMEONE

separator

Live Preview Bob Pardo's audacious Vietnam War act even stops people who don't care one whit about airplanes.  Why Bob did what he did starts the heart of people who don't care one whit about character.   2015   Story: It's. True.

Read More

THE GREATEST WEAPON EVER…

separator

Live Preview They're called Missileers.  But once you find out what they're real job is, you might call them Crazy.  But don't dare.  They're stone cold professionals who go about their sober duty with an utter hope they never, ever, ever have to fulfill it.   2016   Story: Right now, they're waiting to do the unthinkable.

Read More