Harrison Ford's (EAA's Young Eagle Chairman), Airport Journal Interview
regarding Youth and Aviation
On Concerns about General Aviation, Ford jokes that there's a hidden bonus to flying youth.
"One of the things I found out is that when you have an airplane full of kids, you make better landings," he grins.
But he quickly gets serious again when he talks about threats to general aviation and how young people
can become advocates for GA.
On January 1, 2006, Duggy & Friends are pleased to announce the self-sponsorship of Duggy & Friends.
Duggy & Friends are planning on offering - Books, Toys, DVD's and more in 2006. Sponsorships are still
available including the lead position and other, please see Sponsorship link on this site if interested.
Duggy is featured in the Feb/Mar 2006
Smithsonian National Air & Space magazine. Pick yours up today and notice how proud Duggy is with the Douglas Family.
Thanks to Ron Kaplan at the NAHF for creating and organizing such a wonderful event for aviation and history.
March 2, 2005
Duggy's first flight takes place in Fargo, ND.
With all Fargo TV and Radio present 10am was the time, the weather was perfect, and the sky was inviting Duggy to "smile in the sky" without a cloud in sight. Capt. Bob Odegaard piloted Duggy for an hour with no problems. Douglas Anderson/Fargo Air Museum, covered all of the in-air photos and video that aired on Fargo TV stations. That afternoon and evening Duggy was on all TV News as a feature story.
Please check back soon for clips from the feature stories.
Stations covering the trip from Canada to Fargo, ND and the Fargo first-flight;
February 21, 2005
“Duggy the Smile in the Sky” paint is completed by the world-class Sky Harbour
Aviation of Goderich, Ontario Canada.
Mitch Carley and business partner, Rob Challans/AVISET, have been completed in creating a dream-team with the new relationships of - Bob Odegaard and the Fargo Air Museum...
July 19, 2003
Harrison Ford / Master of Ceremonies, 2003 Pioneers of Flight Homecoming,
A centennial tribute to America's air and space pioneers
In deference to the traditionl annual enshrinement, the National Aviation Hall of Fame instead paused to salute their entire roster of 178 men and women enshrinees at a formal ceremony marking the most significant anniversary in the history of aviation…
February 18, 2004
“Duggy the DC-3 and Friends” debuts February 18th at the National Aviation Hall of Fame Learning & Research Center.
The stars of this new program are six specially created aircraft characters, led by Duggy the DC-3, that each represents one of the eras in aviation history chronicled in the NAHF Learning Center's interactive exhibit hall. Through a exclusive developmental agreement with artist Mitch Carley
, of Columbus, Ohio, the creator of Duggy and Friends...
October 4, 2004
“Duggy the DC-3 and Friends” completed a series of meetings with Toy and Animation executives in California.
Mitch Carley and business partner, Rob Challans/AVISET, have spent several weeks in California meeting with the 'A-Listers' in the world of Toys and Animation. "The efforts that have taken place in the last month are outstanding...", Carley stated...
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April 8, 2005
Duggy brings smiles from sky Cartoon-character airplanes part of promotional effort
By Timothy R. Gaffney
Dayton Daily News
DAYTON | Wearing bright yellow paint and a big grin, a vintage DC-3 airliner nicknamed Duggy delighted 200 local schoolchildren Friday with a visit to Dayton International Airport...
April 9-10, 2005
Warbird Weekend - Sevierville TN
With warm weather and a warm welcome the Tennessee Museum of Flight's Exec. Dir. Bob Minter
stated, "Welcome Duggy Crew, you have got to have the happiest airplane in the world!" In addition, Robert Odegaard and the entire crew enjoyed two days of memories for many, education for the young and 'down-home' BBQ...complete pickin' and grinn'in entertainment. Adam White / Director of The Restorers found a 'field rich museum', for great air to air and ground footage.
Thanks to Mint Moore (pofairshows.com) and the Tenn. Museum of Aviation the Duggy Crew was treated like, Royalty.
Tenn. Museum of Aviation with Duggy on the Ramp/Warbird Weekend - Mint Moore
April 9, 2005
WarBird Digest shoots Duggy for future issue
Tim Savage stated, "As soon as I saw and understood Duggy's complete mission several months ago - I knew we needed to cover the story as soon as possible." So Tim, as Founder and Editor and right seat co-Captain of his own B-25 Mitchell, the crews set out on a photo mission. With cameras on board both aircraft - Duggy was the 'star'. WARBIRD DIGEST Fall 2005 Issue co-starring Duggy is on sale now.
Uwe of Cologne Germany shooting images for Warbird Digest (rear of B-25) from Duggy's point-of-view
April 11-18, 2005
Sun 'n Fun - Lakeland FL
Duggy was at the (Approach End of 'closed' Runway 5)
Adam White / Director Restorers
point of view from Tim's B-25
Duggy and the Crew were overwhelmed with Fans and Media requests. From Telemundo to FlyingMag Online
the Duggy Crew met many new friends.
May 5, 2005
'Duggy The Series'
Duggy will star as a new concept TV Show. The Duggy Team is in final negotiations with an Agency in LA, CA that represents the 2004 Oscar Award winning, Best-Actor. Please check back soon for updates.
July 21, 2005
Duggy was in Dayton, OH the Birthplace of Aviation with the Thunderbirds.
Duggy starred at the home-town air show of the National Aviation Hall of Fame and proudly
stood in the center of the Rolls Royce Invitational Trophy area, more info www.heritagetrophy.org.
July 9-10, 2005
Duggy stars at the 2005 Fargo Airsho, ND with the Blue Angels.
Duggy flew both days at,"...the world's best kept secret in air shows - Fargo AirSho, 2005!"
From farm kids who's first flight was in Duggy this weekend to the world famous Navy, Blue Angels, Duggy
touched everyone from 2 to 92, stated, Capt. and Co-Owner Robert Odegaard.
July 25 - 31, 2005
Duggy greeted 700,000 people while, co-starring at Oshkosh EAA AirVenture / AeroShell Square with many famous aircraft...including SpaceShipOne!
Duggy co-starred as a center-piece for EAA Young Eagles / Auction - check EAA's official statements at the below link...much more to come on this historic event. The entire Duggy crew "thanks EAA for an incredible time!"
Duggy to lead Santa Monica flyover for 70th anniversary of Douglas DC-3 on Dec. 17th, 2005
On December 17, 1935, aircraft designer and builder, Donald Douglas, watched as the first Douglas DC-3 transport gracefully took to the sky on its maiden flight from Clover Field, the Santa Monica, California site of the Douglas Aircraft Factory...
Duggy is featured in the lastest AirClassic's magazine. Pick yours up today and notice how proud Duggy is over southern California.
Thanks to Michael O'Leary / Editor of AirClassic's and other great titles of famous publisher, www.challengeweb.com, for covering Duggy & Friends...look for more with AirClassics throughout 2006!
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DUGGY, YOUNG PEOPLE'S FAVORITE DC-3, RETURNS TO EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH IN 2006
EAA AVIATION CENTER, Oshkosh, WI (May 1, 2006) - The Douglas DC-3 "Duggy", which has been "The Smile in the Sky" that helps young people discover the world of flight, is returning to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration, in 2006. The 54th annual EAA fly-in convention will be held July 24-30 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh...
DUGGY, HAS APPEARANCE IN FEATURE FILM
Hollywood, CA. (November 16, 2008) - The Douglas DC-3 "Duggy", is featured in Thunder Over Reno. This film recently gained a distribution partnership with Echelon Studios LLC / Hollywood CA.
Buy Thunder Over Reno now at www.thunderoverreno.com
DUGGY & FRIENDS ARE KNOWN WORLDWIDE
Hollywood, CA (February 11, 2007) - Duggy & Friends have been well published, reported and requested on all major continents and we hope to announce very exciting plans that will possibly take Duggy & Friends on true-worldwide Adventures.
DUGGY THE MOVIE / DUGGY ADVENTURES
Hollywood, CA (November 5, 2008) - Duggy & Friends is be presented to major companies
that produce quality family entertainment and related products/services.
We are proud to announce that two very exciting directions for
Duggy & Friends have been completed to presentation.
DUGGY THE MOVIE
- That is right - Duggy, his crew and their
collective Friends are the focus of a new Movie Script. Soon we
hope to announce our Animation Partner in this funny, emotional
and thoughtful 'future children's classic'.
DUGGY ADVENTURES - (TV SERIES)
- That is right, as you already
know Duggy is a living breathing example that 'Dreams Do Come True!'
This future TV Series focuses on the people, relationships and actions
in making dreams come true.
This Series is currently being presented to well-known Network/Production
companies. We hope to soon announce our Partner for Duggy Adventures!
DUGGY AT AIRVENTURE
Oshkosh, WI. (July 27, 2008) - Duggy & Friends were located on AeroShell Square - the world's most famous avaition location at www.airventure.org search the web for images and details...from around the world...on Duggy.
MITCH CARLEY, WILL ANNOUNCE THE NEXT EXCITING VENTURE FOR DUGGY & FRIENDS
AT OSHKOSH, WI, 2009.
Columbus, OH. (July 18, 2009) - "Duggy's" creator Mitch Carley, President, of
Mitch Carley LLC has a major announcement that will be released here at www.duggy.com very soon. Please check back soon for this exciting news...and plan to join us in Oshkosh, WI
this July and August.
MITCH CARLEY, EXECUTIVE PRODUCES - THE DUGGY DREAM TEAM SHOW AND DEBUTS IT AT THE WORLD'S LARGEST AIR SHOW - AIRVENTURE 2009 AT OSHKOSH, WI.
Columbus, OH. (August 11, 2009) - "Duggy's" creator Mitch Carley, President, of
Mitch Carley LLC stated last week - "The Duggy Dream Team Show - not only sold out a variety of merchandising items at Oshkosh - with over 400,000 people attending - but, we are proud to announce the (Show) is inspiring kids in over 40 Countries / Territories throughout planet earth!". The Duggy Dream Team was overwhelmed with request from around the world to travel and inspire children on all major continents by representatives present at Airventure.
AMERICAN HERO JUMPS INTO AIRVENTURE.
Oshkosh, WI (EAA) - Marine Sergeant Jonathan Blank, of Augusta, Kansas, received a nice gift at AirVenture Oshkosh 2011 when he was provided with a tandem jump with the Liberty Parachute Team to open the air show on Friday, July 29. Last October Blank, 24, lost both of his legs and sustained internal injuries from an improvised explosive device while serving with the Camp Pendleton-based 1st Reconnaissance Battalion in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. The incident occurred four days before he was scheduled to rotate back to the U.S...
EMMY AWARD MULTIPLE NOMINATION ANNOUNCED
Columbus, OH - MITCH CARLEY LLC PRODUCTIONS proudly presents several
Emmy Nominations for Concept & Writing to all Duggy fans.
The Production took place from original new-set location / footage from Fargo, ND
- Hollywood, CA, Lakeland, FL with a final production at the number 1 Zoo in America,
the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium.
Check back for more exciting news on this new break-through E/I TV Show...