The flyARIA.com Aircraft Memorials The first memorial that I placed on the web started in the mid 1990s on my dedicated commercial website tucked away not accessible by a link. I placed an on-line memorial for those that died from the crash of ARIA 61-0328. This was not really meant to be a public memorial but more of a private memorial that I could visit, no matter where I was at, to reflect on my time with ARIA and those that had perished. That changed in 2001 with placing ARIAMemorial.com on-line as a dedicated website. My intent with the flyARIA.com website was to provide information of the ARIA program and with that provide information of the crash of the ARIA 61-0328 but not have an on-line memorial. In 2000 flyARIA.com went on-line with the information about ARIA that I could find. There is not an overwhelming amount of information that was available on the ARIA program. In the first generation of the flyARIA.com website there was a listing the the original 8 ARIA aircraft and also the other 4 aircraft that physically look like the ARIA but had a different mission. These were TRIA, Telemetry Range Instrumentation Aircraft and 2 of those aircraft later were later modified in 1979 to perform the ARIA mission. About 10 years after flyARIA.com came on-line I received an email from a gentleman upset that I didn’t mention those killed when TRIA Aircraft 61-0331 crashed. I knew that 61-0331 did not crash as a TRIA aircraft. Researching the aircraft history I came upon the crash report. In 1971 61-0331 was transfered to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base from Patrick Air Force Base and then modified for a new mission. Later that year the aircraft crashed with the resultant 24 deaths. I felt that I needed to reflect this information on the flyARIA.com website to include an on-line memorial. I also learned that there was at one time a memorial plaque hanging in one of the modification hangars at Wright-Patterson Air Force base in which I never saw or heard about. 61-0331 was the motivation to search out the complete history of these original 12 ARIA/TRIA aircraft. I then located information on the crash of aircraft 61-2664 that started as a TRIA aircraft but was later modified for another mission with a resultant 6 deaths. Again, I felt it was important to place an on-line memorial of those that died. It wasn’t long before I started to receive emails from families of those who were lost from the resultant crashes. The responses warmed my heart. It was evident from their words how important it was to them to have the on-line memorials. Even though the flyARIA and ARIAMemorial websites have information for a very narrow audience, I feel that providing them is important. You just never know how much of a positive effect they may have. Randy L. Losey Former ARIA PMEE United States Air Force
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The flyARIA.com Aircraft Memorials The first memorial that I placed on the web started in the mid 1990s on my dedicated commercial website tucked away not accessible by a link. I placed an on- line memorial for those that died from the crash of ARIA 61-0328. This was not really meant to be a public memorial but more of a private memorial that I could visit, no matter where I was at, to reflect on my time with ARIA and those that had perished. That changed in 2001 with placing ARIAMemorial.com on-line as a dedicated website. My intent with the flyARIA.com website was to provide information of the ARIA program and with that provide information of the crash of the ARIA 61-0328 but not have an on-line memorial. In 2000 flyARIA.com went on-line with the information about ARIA that I could find. There is not an overwhelming amount of information that was available on the ARIA program. In the first generation of the flyARIA.com website there was a listing the the original 8 ARIA aircraft and also the other 4 aircraft that physically look like the ARIA but had a different mission. These were TRIA, Telemetry Range Instrumentation Aircraft and 2 of those aircraft later were later modified in 1979 to perform the ARIA mission. About 10 years after flyARIA.com came on-line I received an email from a gentleman upset that I didn’t mention those killed when TRIA Aircraft 61-0331 crashed. I knew that 61-0331 did not crash as a TRIA aircraft. Researching the aircraft history I came upon the crash report. In 1971 61-0331 was transfered to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base from Patrick Air Force Base and then modified for a new mission. Later that year the aircraft crashed with the resultant 24 deaths. I felt that I needed to reflect this information on the flyARIA.com website to include an on-line memorial. I also learned that there was at one time a memorial plaque hanging in one of the modification hangars at Wright-Patterson Air Force base in which I never saw or heard about. 61-0331 was the motivation to search out the complete history of these original 12 ARIA/TRIA aircraft. I then located information on the crash of aircraft 61-2664 that started as a TRIA aircraft but was later modified for another mission with a resultant 6 deaths. Again, I felt it was important to place an on-line memorial of those that died. It wasn’t long before I started to receive emails from families of those who were lost from the resultant crashes. The responses warmed my heart. It was evident from their words how important it was to them to have the on-line memorials. Even though the flyARIA and ARIAMemorial websites have information for a very narrow audience, I feel that providing them is important. You just never know how much of a positive effect they may have. Randy L. Losey Former ARIA PMEE United States Air Force
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