Flight under Black River Bridge

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Jonesboro, AR

#1 Jan 24, 2013
This was a long time ago but does anyone remember the man that flew his plane under the Black River bridge? I was thinking his last name was Brown.

I remember a jet pilot from around this area that would fly over and sometimes break the sound barrier. I saw him make a few circles over Pocahontas back in the mid 1960's. Does anyone have anymore information on either of these pilots?

Jonesboro, AR

#2 Jan 24, 2013
I think you are talking about "Squib" Brown. I remember hearing of this also

Jonesboro, AR

#3 Jan 24, 2013
Carol wrote:
I think you are talking about "Squib" Brown. I remember hearing of this also
Thank you Carol.
I just finished watching the film,'The Flight Of The Phoenix' on the TCM channel. That got me to remembering about the flight under Black River bridge. It would be nice to talk to someone who's familiar with the history of Pocahontas and Randolph County. We have a rich history that deserves to be remembered and discussed.

Once again, thank you Carol.

Ash Flat, AR

#4 Jan 24, 2013
I have head of this before. I was thinking his name was Gad Brown. I think he was a car dealer in town and was in a Piper Cub. I think it happened the late 50's or early 60's.
Deland Pusser

Cleveland, OH

#5 Jan 24, 2013
It were none other than Dale Hurst he did it all the time flew under Fourche too - he could killed a wolve with the wheels on his rig running full tilt - I was with him when he did it -

Jonesboro, AR

#6 Jan 24, 2013
Didn't Dale pass away a few months back ?
Old Stick

Jonesboro, AR

#7 Jan 24, 2013
gad brown was the pilot. Many years ago. Get all details from Willard Hogue.

Jonesboro, AR

#8 Jan 24, 2013
Who was the jet pilot around 1967? I saw that with my own eyes but it's been a while since I thought about it or talked to someone like you folks here. I forgot about Willard, he definitely would know. thank you all for giving me a history lesson.
Tiny Tim

Jonesboro, AR

#9 Jan 24, 2013
It was Mark Reed... We have pictures of him... Neatest thing.....
Master Bates

Longview, TX

#10 Jan 24, 2013
Willard my ass he dont know nuthin

Jonesboro, AR

#11 Jan 24, 2013
Reed was the jet pilot?

Jonesboro, AR

#12 Jan 24, 2013
Does anyone recall the gentleman that was interviewed on KAIT 8 back in the summer? He told several stories of things that happened all the way back to the Civil War. He had a long beard.
Tiny Tim

Jonesboro, AR

#13 Jan 24, 2013
No, he was a crop duster . He was also a farmer.. Reeds farms...
Capt Usa

Cleveland, OH

#14 Jan 25, 2013
Heard Willard is helping J at Sears store

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