Aviation artist brightens up Tennessee terminal
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The works of a renowned aviation artist depicting flight through the years are on display at Clarksville-Montgomery County Regional Airport.
Airport Manager John Patterson told The Leaf-Chronicle (http://leafne.ws/16EB8OA ) that 18 works by Raymond Waddey are on long-term, semi-permanent loan to the facility. The military-themed paintings hang on the second-level wall of the terminal. A reception is planned for Thursday so people can meet the artist and view the works.
Over the years, Waddey worked with several notable pilots and did a painting of astronaut Neil Armstrong, which is considered his greatest masterpiece and is signed by Armstrong.
Patterson pointed out that the airport's collection spans from World War I aircraft to the F-22 Raptor. The F-22 painting is signed by all of the test pilots and includes the squadron's patch.
Information from: The Leaf-Chronicle, http://www.theleafchronicle.com
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