Yellow Jacket model airplane

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Title

Yellow Jacket model airplane

Description

In the late 1940s, Georgia Tech students began the tradition of flying a model Yellow Jacket plane during the halftime of football games. The idea apparently originated with William Millar, who graduated from Tech’s Aerospace program in 1950. Millar approached then band director, Ben Logan Sisk, with the idea, and the plane’s appearance was incorporated into the Tech band’s halftime show. Stuart L. Richmond (IM ’51) and William Cooksey continued the tradition in the early 1950s.

Date

1952

Identifier

gta.0005

Original Format

model airplane