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Prayers Requested for A/TA Legend

Our dear friend and ATQ editor and graphics designer of 31 years, Collin Bakse is very ill and needs our thoughts and prayers.  Collin sent us a letter detailing what is going on and asked that we share with everyone.  He realizes many of you care and are concerned.  You can read Collin’s letter here.


Collin has worked tirelessly on behalf of our Association, and his influence within the association helps brand our work and mission around the world.  He is the talent behind our association’s award winning magazine, the Airlift Tanker Quarterly, serving as both the editor and art director.  He’s the designer and creator of  our Airlift/Tanker Association logo and all our convention logos.  Our friend, Collin, is an exceptionally talented gentlemen who has supported our association for 31 years, and he is an invaluable member of the Airlift/Tanker Association team!


Though Collin isn’t up for visits, emails or texts, he would love to receive a greeting card from you.  Cards and letters should be mailed to:


Mr. Collin Bakse

3229 Mascoutah Avenue

Belleville, IL 62221


One of the things Collin is going to need in the immediate future is a motorized scooter.  If you’d like to donate $31 dollars (one for every year Collin was our editor) or any amount you wish, you can click on the link below to make a donation.


Click here to donate for a motorized scooter for Collin Bakse.  Under the section titled Fund, please select Other and specify your wishes in the comments.

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