Swashbuckler pilot added to Utah Aviation Hall of Fame

May 31, 2012

A self-taught pilot, barnstormer and soldier of fortune type pilot, who scouted the air flight links over the Himalaya Mountains to supply Chang Kia-shek's Nationalist Army should the Burma Road trade route be broken, was inducted into the Utah Aviation Hall of Fame at the Hill Aerospace Museum on Memorial Day.

When eras collide

August 25, 2011

The nature of flight has changed in the more than six decades since Ben Fowler flew in history's biggest conflict, but he still could probably teach the pilots of today a thing or two.

Recently, Fowler, a 91-year-old Riverdale resident and former World War II pilot, was given a tour at Hill Air Force Base that included an up-close-and-personal visit with some 388th Fighter Wing pilots, one of the base's F-16s and its munitions in an aircraft hangar along the flightline.

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