SQUADRON MESSAGES

September 9, 2010

Famous Photographer Frank Mormillo and I flew with 5 P-38s bound for Sacramento and Reno.
Only four of them made it due to a coolant leak in #5.  I think we got the only "real"
5-ship pictures, since Pacific Flyer faked them in Photoshop
for their cover.
Pilots were Steve Hinton, Kevin Eldridge, Rob Ator, Jeff Harris and Chris Fahey.

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August 28-29

Once again participated in the  Airshow of the Santa Maria Museum of Flight. 
Again flew with Jim Bergman and Aubrey King and also Bruce Graham this year. 
Rigger Rick Remelin was there in Mike Walsh's Stearman.
Gave some rides to some very nice people and enjoyed the show.
Had a great time at our favorite hotel on the field, the Radisson.
Naturally we went to Jocko's.


August 23-24, 2008

Participated in the Santa Maria Museum of Flight Airshow.
Flew with Jim Bergman and Aubrey King as the civilian warbird
contingent.  Had a great time at our favorite hotel on the field, the Radisson.
Naturally we went to Jocko's.

January 2006

Cable Air Show 2006 was a great success this year as always.  The show was sponsored by the Cable family, the Pomona Valley Pilots Association and assisted by the Commemorative Air Force.  Many volunteers contributed as well as many commercial and private individuals.

Many aircraft were on site and we had flyovers from Planes of Fame at Chino.
There were parachute jumpers, flying models, including pure jets and many outstanding restored antique automobiles. The FAA controllers were in the tower and the flow of traffic and display flights was excellent. there are pictures of the event on this site and also at http://3rdPursuit.com.  See also the link to the Cable Airport website: http://www.cableairport.com.

November 11, 2005

Flew a Missing Man Formation over the City of Baldwin Park for
Veterans Day on Friday.  We were
short one airplane but the flight went well and was appreciated
by the crowd below.

Three T6s:

  1. Fields

  2. Selk

  3. Graham (Pull Ship)
     

November 6, 2005

Flew a Missing Man Formation over Ontario for the
Viet Nam Veterans Memorial Wall visit.
This was the mobile wall that is touring the country.

The Four T-6s:

  1. Fields

  2. Bergman

  3. Selk

  4. Graham

 

April 14, 2005

Flew a Missing Man for the survivors of the Santa Ana Airbase. 
This was their last reunion meeting since
so many were having trouble getting to the reunions and their
numbers were dwindling:  We salute them!
Four T-6s:            

  1. Fields

  2. Bergman

  3. Nightingale

  4. Graham

 

8-14-2004

Photo flight with B-17 over Palos Verdes
during the Hawthorne Air Show
Photo by Frank Mormillo

B-17 Over
 Palos Verdes

 

5-17-2004
Photo flight with Tony Banta and Paul MacDonald
in Tony's P-51 and Bearcat
Photos by Scott Germain
P-51 & Bearcat

 

1-7-2004
Aircraft Engine Historical Society 
link added.  Well worth visiting!
AEHS

12-12-2003
Hawker Hurricane picture added to site.
Planes of Fame, Chino.
Photo by Frank Mormillo, flown by Kevin Eldridge
Hurricane

 

10-03-2003
North American F-86 Sabre Picture added to site.
Planes of Fame, Chino.
Photo by Frank Mormillo, flown by Kevin Eldridge
F-86 


7-1-2002
The 3rd Pursuit Squadron of the CAF Airshow took place on June 29th. The show 
was dedicated to the men, women and equipment of the the Pacific Theater.
Represented was the "Cat" family, FM-2 Wildcat, F-6 Hellcat, F-8 Bearcat.
Also seen and flown were the P-38 Lightning, the AD-1 Skyraider and many other 
magnificent aircraft (including mine)  There was a flag ceremony by the color guard 
from the Riverside National Cemetery and a 21 gun salute.  Taps was played on the
trumpet as a flight of four North American T-6s flew by in a missing man formation.
A new page was added to this site with pictures of the show.  
3rd Pursuit 2002

 

4-18-2002
Miss In Formation went to San Diego Aerospace Museum and flew 
the memorial for Jimmy Doolittle's raid on Japan.
Participants were John Collver, John Selk (Cliff Heathcoat, shotgun), Dick Fields, 
Jim Eberhardt, Stu Eberhardt, Chuck Hall, Bill Anders, Kevin Eldridge, Mark Foster, 
Brent Hunter, George Hulett, Dana Dorsey and Rick DeCurtain.
The flight consisted of four T-6's, 2 B-25's and 3 P-51's.
See SDAM Doolittle

12-7-2001
Miss In Formation went to San Diego and flew in the Pearl Harbor Day
 memorial with John Collver, John Selk, Alan Anders, Frank Compton
Kevin Eldridge, John Hinton and Chris Fahey

7-1-2001
Cable Air Show Page added to replace Torrance Air Show

6-25-2001
Story update to the Zero and Flying Wing Pages
 

6-22-2001
The Val and the Zero pictures added to "Pearl Harbor"
A picture of the museums' F4U added to "Corsair"
Alan Wojciak's name now spelled correctly in "P-47"
(Sorry Alan!)
 

 

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