Hawks gliding on the winds inspired them to create their own aircraft
We Nebraskans love our blue sky days of puffy clouds – days where the blue is so deep we know in our souls the sky is magical. For farm and ranch people who live outside and study the sky for rain, for God’s blessings on their endeavors, for inspiration, the connection is even deeper.
For seven ranch brothers who grew up 11 miles south and a half mile west of Ewing at what was then Deloit with their sisters and parents in the early 1900s, the sky and the soaring hawks riding the Sandhills’ ever-present breezes and winds gave birth to and nurtured their dreams. These were the dreams of the young, the young for whom “impossible” is simply a challenging word. They dreamed of flying in the air. And then they employed their skills as inventors, researchers, mechanics and engineers to make their dreams real.
By Alexandra McClanahan
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