November 16, 2011
Christina Olds, daughter and author of her father’s story THE MEMOIRS OF LEGENDARY ACE ROBIN OLDS.
|Join us Wednesday evening November 16th at our monthly membership meeting (7-9 p.m.) as one of our newer members, Christina Olds speaks about her dad's story, from West Point into WWII as a double-ace P-38 and P-51 pilot and on through his time as Wing Commander of the 8th TAC Fighter Wing in Ubon, Thailand in 1966-1967, as Commandant of the Air Force Academy 1967-1971 and his retirement years. Vietnam is what made him really famous in the Air Force and aviation world.
Christina will be selling autographed copies of her book at the membership meeting and donating a portion of the sales to the Pacific Coast Air Museum.
FIGHTER PILOT; THE MEMOIRS OF LEGENDARY ACE ROBIN OLDS
Biography:Christina Olds was born in Manhattan, NYC on January 5, 1952 and bounced around the world with her USAF fighter pilot father Robin Olds and Hollywood actress mother Ella Raines. Raised mostly in Washington D.C., England and Colorado, she graduated from Vassar College with a BA in English/Creative Writing in 1974 and spent 25 years living in San Francisco where she raised her daughter Jennifer Olds Newman.
In 2003 Christina moved to Colorado to be near her father, who had retired from the air force as a brigadier general in 1973. While caring for her father during his terminal illness, Christina promised to complete his unfinished memoirs from his gathered notes. Robin Olds passed away June 14, 2007. FIGHTER PILOT; THE MEMOIRS OF LEGENDARY ACE ROBIN OLDS was published April 13, 2010 by St. Martin"s Press.
Christina recently has moved to Somoma County and immediately became a member of the Pacific Coast Air Museum which includes an F-4 that flew in her father’s unit during Vietnam operations.
Location:Mesa Beverage Company, Inc.
3200 N. Laughlin Road. Santa Rosa, CA
Directions: From Santa Rosa, take Highway 101 North and exit at Airport Blvd. Turn left on Laughlin Road toward the museum. The Mesa building is located on the left side of the street just past the museum and Nob Hill south gate.
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