They are tiny. We need them to survive. And they are everywhere. They are microbes — tiny little organisms that can be found almost everywhere on planet Earth.
Kristina Hillesland studies them. She is an assistant professor at the University of Washington Bothell doing research on the coevolution of microbes. But you don’t have to bust out a microscope to see the results of coevolution. It can be seen everywhere.
New Cascade Warbirds member Barry Johnson was the lucky winner of a flight in Smokey Johnson’s vintage AT-6 (SNJ) Texan in a drawing for those who joined the group of Warbird enthusiasts at the recent Northwest Aviation Conference & Trade Show at Puyallup. (Photo courtesy of John H. Clark, Cascade Warbirds)Barry Johnson of Woodinville got an exciting look at the world from the back seat of a vintage Warbird earlier this month. Johnson was the lucky winner in a drawing for those who signed up for membership in Cascade Warbirds at last month’s 32nd Northwest Aviation Conference & Trade Show at Puyallup. Pilot/owner “Smokey” Johnson (no relation) offered the ride in his AT-6 Texan as an incentive while he volunteered at the Warbirds information booth.
Built by North American Aviation, the AT-6 Texan was used by the U.S. military as an advanced trainer to prepare cadets to fly the famous P-51 Mustang. Navy versions were identified as SNJ. Smokey and this beautiful Texan are regular competitors at the famous Reno Air Races.
Taking advantage of a brilliant spring day, Cascade Warbirds members Barry Johnson and “Smokey” Johnson flew around Puget Sound in Smokey Johnson’s vintage AT-6 (SNJ) Texan. (Photo courtesy of John H. Clark, Cascade Warbirds)
Cascade Warbirds is a group of military aviation enthusiasts from throughout the Northwest. Many members are pilot-owners who operate a wide variety of former military aircraft. With over 250 members, it is the largest squadron in Warbirds of America.
Membership is centered in the Puget Sound area and extends throughout Washington. Its mission is to promote and encourage the flying, preservation and display of Warbird aircraft (Keep ’em Flying), to honor veterans and to engage in aviation education.
Applications for the first Parker Archie Moore Memorial Scholarship are available in the College and Career Center at Woodinville High School.
The tuition scholarship of $2,500 will be awarded May 27 at the 31st annual Northshore Scholarship Foundation recognition breakfast. It is being presented by family and friends of 2013 Woodinville graduate Parker Moore, a student studying business at Linfield College at the time of his death in November of 2014.
Wedding trends come and go, driven by many cultural influences, but few are as enduring and romantic as shabby chic/shabby glam. With its perfect combination of elegance and softness, bright sparkles and gentle hues, a shabby chic wedding complements the individuality and beauty of brides of every age and walk of life. And, thanks to many rental stores increasing their inventory of shabby chic items, it’s also one of the easiest and most fun wedding themes to create.