Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation (AADF) founder Darryl Fisher recently completed the first test flight of the Spirit of Wisconsin, the 4th restored Stearman biplane to join AADF's fleet.
AADF will dedicate the 1943 Stearman on June 19, 2019 in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, and kick off an 8-city tour following an inaugural dream flight for Eddie Lamken, a 93-year-old veteran.
Denoising results with different algorithms Algorithms Evaluation index Entropy BSF MSE ENL EPI AADF
4.7702 0.9446 0.6437 0.9212 0.6995 HKD 4.7708 0.9442 1.2606 0.9209 0.7286 Mean shift 4.4176 0.9966 8.4342 0.9228 0.4451
The AADF surpassed its goal by a wide margin, astonishing some since the September 11 terrorist attacks occurred during the organization's silent phase.
"September 11 affected us greatly since our home is in New York City," explained Sharon Gersten Luckman, executive director at AADF. "We didn't stop the campaign.
The AADF received gifts from New York, major grants, and plenty of gifts from the "inner circle," which were mostly board members at the time.
World War II veteran Eddie Lamken took his first Dream Flight with AADF in 2016.
Since 2011, AADF has given more than 3,700 Dream Flights to veterans and seniors living in long-term care communities.
Work include a new 0.315 MGD (AADF
) potable water supply well, a 1.0 MG ground storage reservoir (GSR) with tray aeration, a high servicepump station with a capacity of 10.35 MGD, chemical feed facilities, standby power generator and fuel system, an operations/electrical building, and ancillary facilities.