Over To You Returns

Captain E. E. “Buck” Hilbert has graciously agreed to write his well-known and respected Over to You column for the Silver Wings Fraternity’s quarterly newsletter, the Slipstream. His first column appeared in the January, 2012 issue, and he shared the story of his teen years as an airport rat and his first solo. Buck graduated from the US Army Aviation Cadets, was fortunate enough to stay in the States through World War II as a Flight Instructor, and was recalled as an Artillery Liaison Pilot for Korea. He lucked into a job with United Airlines starting on the DC-3s in 1952, and retired off the DC-8 after 32 years. Captain Hilbert was a founding member of the Experimental Aircraft Association with member #21, and was the first president of the Antique Aircraft Division of the EAA, now called the Vintage Airplane Association. He wrote a column for the EAA/VAA’s Vintage Airplane magazine for many years. (Feb. 20, 2012)