Jess Atkins grew up in Isle of Wight County in Virginia in the 1940s. Like lots of kids, when he saw an aircraft flying overhead, he looked up. He didn’t know what model airplanes were overhead — they turned out to be B-17s — but he was inspired.
Seeing those planes flying became a dream for Jess. That’s a familiar story to anyone who gazes skyward.[Read more…]