Meet Joan Corning - EAA Museum Docent Since 1989

Joan Corning
Joan Corning

I met the most wonderful lady today in the Founder's Wing of the EAA museum. Her name is Joan Corning and she has been a Docent in the museum since 1989. Joan, and her husband of 65 years, Don, have owned 19 airplanes over the years, having built or restored at least 6 of them. One of which was a Starduster II which they flew for 25 years! Joan learned to fly in 1975 and quit logging time after the magical 500 mark. Joan has actually been flying longer than I have! If you get a chance while at AirVenture, you really should go to the museum and meet Joan. The love and respect she has for Paul Poberezny is both captivating and fascinating. When asked where she would like her picture taken she went right to the wall with a picture of Paul on his Harley. She then told me that she once had a 35 minute ride with Paul in the Mustang! One lucky Lady.

Vic Syracuse

Vic Syracuse is a Commercial Pilot, CFII with ASMEL/ASES ratings, an A&P, DAR, and EAA Technical Advisor and Flight Counselor. Passionately involved in aviation for over 40 years, he has built 11 aircraft and logged over 8700 hours in 72 different kinds of aircraft. Vic volunteers as a Young Eagle pilot and Angel Flight pilot. He chairs the EAA Homebuilt Council and is a member of EAA’s Board of Directors. He also has his own sport aviation business called Base Leg Aviation.

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