Accession Number : ADA332247

Title :   Gathering of Eagles Toolbook

Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Allred, Mark L. ; Byrd, Matthew E. ; Daughtry, John F. ; Gardner, Jeffery D. ; Martins, John B.

PDF Url : ADA332247

Report Date : APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : The GOE ToolBook is an interactive, computer database depicting aviation heroes from the annual Gathering of Eagles (GOE) events at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama from 1994-96. The GOE ToolBook is designed to present aviation heritage in a way that is both enjoyable and educational. Indexed and simple to navigate, the GOE ToolBook does several things: It allows the user to view attractive, high resolution scans of artwork depicting the aviation heroes (Eagles) and their aircraft. The artistic depictions are from original paintings commissioned by the GOE teams and the International Association of Eagles, a private organization established to promote aviation history. The ToolBook presents written narratives about the Eagles and their aircraft, derived from research conducted by the GOE Teams of 1994-96. The ToolBook also contains audio and video segments showing all but a few of the Eagles in live on-stage interviews and almost all of their aircraft in flight. In some cases, the video segments capture the Eagles actually flying their aircraft at key moments in history. In other cases, their type of aircraft can be seen in flight. Future GOE teams are expected to expand the GOE ToolBook to include the artwork and historical information from past GOEs (dating back to 1982) and from future GOEs.

Descriptors :   *DATA BASES, *MILITARY HISTORY, *PILOTS, IMAGE PROCESSING, DATA MANAGEMENT, AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, MILITARY PUBLICATIONS.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE