Previously: “Originally, it was called the Confederate Air Force, and all members were called colonels after the pre-Civil War Southern Colonel plantation-owners. The airplanes were all painted gray with, I believe, red trim. This was because they weren’t allowed to put military markings on the aircraft. That changed some years ago—and the name was changed to the more all-inclusive Commemorative Air Force—but they retained the colonel rank for all members.”
“If you’ll excuse me,” Cujo said, “We’ll leave you humans to get organized—but hurry—there’ll be an emergency situation coming-soon and you MUST be ready!”
And with that—Cujo, Ringo, and Karma disappeared.
Season Eleven—Adventure 3.5—Historic Air Force—Episode 2:
Carl “Big Mac” McIntyre was used to being in command—so it seemed right that he would assume operational command of the Historic Air Force Museum and Fighter Group Flight Operations—besides, no one else wanted the job, “Boomer, you’re my ‘Executive Group Commander as well as Lightning Fighter Squadron Commander,’ that position requires the rank of ‘Lieutenant Colonel.’ Jay? You are now the Mustang Fighter Squadron Commander, requiring the rank of ‘Major.’ Sarah? I’d like you to assume, in addition to your piloting a Lightning, the job of ‘Museum Curator,’ and that requires a rank of ‘Major.’ Lar? You are the overall crew-chief, that position requires you to hire and train crew chiefs for each airplane, they will be assigned the rank of ‘Staff Sergeant,’ and you will hold the rank of ‘Master Sergeant.’ Now, who am I leaving out?”
“Me,” Larry replied.
“Ah—you get that nifty Mustang MKII, to fly, and alas, that requires the rank of ‘Captain,’ as you will also be the Mustang Squadron executive commander.”
“Are there any lieutenants?”
“That makes me the only captain—and the lowest-ranked officer.”
“Yes, yes it does—oh wait—we’ll make Flutters a lieutenant in charge of the ‘avian scouting squadron.”
To be continued…