Aviation History

On January 23, 2009, Conversations with American Heroes at the Watering Hole will feature a discussion on Aviation History with Major R.G. Beavers, USAF (ret.) the author of Legacy: Genesis of Aviation Greatness.

 Program Date: January 23, 2009

Program Time: 2100 hours, Pacific

Topic: Aviation History

Listen Live: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/LawEnforcement/2009/01/24/Aviation-History

 About the Guest

Major R. G. Beavers, USAF (ret.)  is a “Master Navigator and twenty-year veteran of the United States Air Force with over 5000 hours experience in the B-52D, F, G and H. He served two tours in Southeast Asia, flying out of U-Tapao RTN Air Force Base, and Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. He was assigned to the 17th Bombardment Wing/34th Bomb Squadron at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio mentioned in the episodes.

 Major R. G. Beavers also initially trained with Captain (now retired Colonel, Wing Commander and Command Pilot) Charles B. Brown. Major R. G. Beavers amassed over 2000 hours as an Instructor Navigator, and was awarded the Masters and Doctorate of Flying Training Certificates by Air Training Command.

 In bombing competition, he won the coveted Russell Daugherty Trophy the first time it was presented. Major R. G. Beavers taught over 2,000 young lieutenant navigators their trade, including one author, Dale Brown, who wrote such books as Flight of the Old Dog and Shadow Command.  Major R. G. Beavers is the author of Legacy: Genesis of Aviation Greatness.

 About the Watering Hole

The Watering Hole is Police slang for a location cops go off-duty to blow off steam and talk about work and life.  Sometimes funny; sometimes serious; but, always interesting.

 About the Host

Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster was a sworn member of the Los Angeles Police Department for 24 years.  He retired in 2003 at the rank of Lieutenant.  He holds a bachelor’s from the Union Institute and University in Criminal Justice Management and a Master’s Degree in Public Financial Management from California State University, Fullerton; and, has completed his doctoral course work. Raymond E. Foster has been a part-time lecturer at California State University, Fullerton and Fresno; and is currently a Criminal Justice Department chair, faculty advisor and lecturer with the Union Institute and University.  He has experience teaching upper division courses in law enforcement, public policy, Criminal Justice technology and leadership.  Raymond is an experienced author who has published numerous articles in a wide range of venues including magazines such as Government Technology, Mobile Government, Airborne Law Enforcement Magazine, and Police One.  He has appeared on the History Channel and radio programs in the United States and Europe as subject matter expert in technological applications in law enforcement.

 Listen, call, join us at the Watering Hole.


 Program Contact Information

Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.), MPA




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