EAA Memorial Wall, Henry Ogrodzinski

As AirVenture 2014 drew to a close this weekend there was a very simple, yet emotional, service at EAA to honor the memory of those we loved and lost this year. Included in the 2014 EAA Memorial Wall Inductees were Henry Ogrodzinski and EAA’s founder Paul Poberezny. He was greatly missed this year. Whether it was walking around […]

Henry Ogrodzinski and Paul Poberezny in Red 1 at EAA AirVenture 2013. Photo by Jim Koepnick.

Some people knew him as Henry Ogrodzinski, most people knew him as Henry O, I simply knew him as my uncle. One of my fondest memories of Henry was the time I spent an entire week in Oshkosh with him. It was the summer of 1987, as I recall, and the first time I had […]

Milwaukee Trade and Technical High School

One of my best friends, and high school buddies, gave me some bad news today. An old schoolmate, Sherman Galbreath had passed away. I hadn’t seen him since we graduated, but he was a very interesting character. While many of the people I remember from high school pop in and out of conversations, Sherman was […]

Happy Birthday letter from Henry Ogrodzinski

19 January 94 Dear Dennis, Happy Birthday! Please excuse the card, I know it’s “udderly” silly but, somehow, I figured you would expect something like flying cows from me. Since I haven’t picked up any good vibrations or “gift” brain waves from Bay View, I thought we should send a couple of bucks rather than […]

EAA Museum at Night

Here is Henry Ogrodzinski giving a tour of the Experimental Aircraft Association’s museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. This clip of Henry is from the 1987 special “Just Plane Fun” which documented the 1987 EAA Fly-in and Convention, now called AirVenture. The special also featured Gordon Baxter, a columnist at the time for Flying Magazine.