Pictured in 1949, Richard Malkin, FlyingTypers Editor Emeritus and Ed "Ansel " Talbert, FlyingTypers Contributing
It is also worth mentioning that the publication that you
are reading worldwide today called Flying Typers can trace its
name back to the days of the AVG. Often people inquire as to our name FlyingTypers.
“Don’t you mean Flying Tigers,” is a comment
we have heard.
Actually during WW II Flying Tigers were both fighter pilots
(P40) and air transport pilots (C46 & C47) as well.
Our publication title is genuine. It dates back to the days
of the AVG, when during the long trek over the mountains, the pilots got
to know another determined group of people, the first air cargo journalists
who worked for Time Magazine, Life Magazine and Yank
Magazine, The New York Herald Tribune, Stars and Stripes and others.
Along with their regular kit, these reporters brought along
the essential tool of their trade, a small portable typewriter in a black
case—the 1940's version of the laptop computer of today.
Our Contributing Editor, Ed "Ansel " Talbert, who
served as top aviation editor of The New York Herald Tribune, and a founder
of The Wings Club recalled:
“Preparing for a flight, a pilot looking out the left
seat window at some reporters as they trudged their way toward his aircraft
to cover the story said to the co-pilot:
“Here come those flying typers.”
We are proud to carry the name FlyingTypers as we
pioneer this 21st Century Ezine worldwide.
We are also dedicated to never forget the people and events
that shaped our great industry.