The Lone Star Aero Club
NOT be meeting as a group this month.

We will get together via a
online from the comfort of your home.

We will be using the app to conduct our virtual meeting.
It's is available for all platforms, PC, Mac, iPad and Android.

So please download the app and log on to the
meeting at 7PM on Thursday, December 2nd.

December 2nd, 2021
at 7:00PM

Jay Miller

Aviation History from the Archives of
Irwin J. "Pete" Bulban

Jay Miller will present aviation history images from the archives of Irwin J. “Pete” Bulban

Sometime during the mid-1970s I was introduced to Irwin J. “Pete” Bulban. At the time, I was living in Austin and working as a free-lance aviation photo-journalist. Concurrently, Pete was living in Dallas and was the southwestern US bureau chief for “Aviation Week & Space Technology”, then one of the most authoritative and prestigious aviation industry magazines in the world. Over time, Pete and I developed a strong and lasting friendship. When, in late 1983, Susan and I made a decision to move to D-FW so that I could work closer to the state’s aviation epicenter, Pete’s friendship and encouragement played a role in that decision.

When Pete passed away in 1991, along with him went a lot of this state’s aviation history. He had, of course, covered aviation in all the surrounding states as well, including as far north as Kansas and deep into the eastern and western neighboring states, but it was in Texas - and in particular the metroplex - that he concentrated. On the big plus side, Pete was not only an accomplished reporter, he was also a skilled
photographer. Not long after Pete’s passing his widow called to ask if I might be interested in acquiring Pete’s photo archive. I made her an offer and a few days later Pete’s collection had found a new home.

For reference, as of 2021, I have donated all of Pete’s negatives to the University of Texas at Dallas’s History of Aviation Collection. Scanned images of the approximately 12,000 negatives will soon be accessible on-line at the HAC’s web site.

Jay's presentation will include a selection of Pete’s images. Most of these are rare and previously unseen. Some of the aircraft almost certainly will be new to many of you watching. I will of course be available to answer questions both about Pete’s collection and the subject aircraft.

A reminder that we video
record most lectures
and make DVD copies available
for only $20.00 per copy.

If you would like to purchase a previous lecture DVD, please notify our videographer Bruce Hutter by phone or email with your request.

If you would like to purchase a DVD of a past meeting,
here is a complete list.

Contact Bruce Hutter by e-mail at
or call him at (817) 903-1283.