Dear Oklahoma Airport Community,
Dear Friends of Aerospace and Aviation,
April 15, 1953, is a date in history without much fanfare but significant nonetheless. It was the last time the United States lost a ground soldier due to an enemy air attack. This is truly remarkable, especially considering all of the wars and battles this country has fought in since then. The reason for the extraordinary achievement is our air superiority — we have owned the skies for almost six decades.
April 15, 1953. It’s a date that most Americans wouldn’t know, nor be expected to know, except that if you owed any taxes, payment was due. It is a significant date for another reason. It is the last time the United States lost a ground soldier due to an enemy air attack. Truly remarkable, if you think about it, especially considering all of the wars and battles our country has fought in since then. Vietnam, the Persian GuIf, Afghanistan and Iraq certainly come to mind. The reason for this extraordinary achievement is our air superiority.
Several bills of interest to the Oklahoma Aerospace Alliance, which pertain to the state’s burgeoning aviation and the aerospace industry, are still alive and kicking in the state Legislature this spring. The two garnering the most attention are House bills 2082 and 2085.