Henry Bourne Joy

The following is my summary of the autobiographical sketches written at unknown dates by the automotive pioneer Henry Bourne Joy, whose papers are found in the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan. … More Henry Bourne Joy

The Tillotson Construction Story

Looking back, Dad was really an adventurous contractor. Way ahead of his time but I guess he was driven to flight because he was worn out from driving. During the early years of his business, driving 100,000 miles a year was the norm. … More The Tillotson Construction Story

Ed Force One

My gaze drifted from the paper to the airport’s runway just as a Boeing 757 lifted its nose into the air and thundered away. “Ed Force One” bore the Iron Maiden logo on the forward part of the fuselage, and the tail was painted with the band’s mummy mascot, Ed. I’m used to seeing the gaudily arrayed buses of touring artists and the tractor-trailer rigs of NASCAR or other racing teams, but this massive jet with a mummy on its tail was a first. … More Ed Force One