Rad flew P-51s and T-6 aircraft with Ben Hall and a host of others in the 60's and 70's. He was my father, and he lived in Seattle, Washington.

I lost my dad in 1971 when he crashed over California/Oregon (near the border of the two) in Ben Hall's T-6. (N302V). Crew member Howard Mercer was also killed.

Rad was part of the original crew that endeavored to rebuild the F-86 Sabre that Ben eventually flew, and then sold. My father's participation in this project ended with his death in September 1971.

I'm trying to find folks who knew Rad- his full name was Radoslav Kostelnik. I'm pushing 43 and people who knew my dad aren't getting any younger either!

I'd love to hear from one and all of you.

Sincerely, Alex Kostelnik
Seattle, Washington