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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 11:29 am
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The Mohawk needs some serious work before it will fly again.


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Did it have a boo-boo, or was just un-restored to begin with?

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There is some corrosion happening in the wings that needs to be fixed before it can fly again. Until they start any restoration they won't know how bad the problems have become or how many other problems exist that can't be seen until thing start to come apart.


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for November

They have one the first Saturday of every month.
Planes of Fame Events Calendar: www.planesoffame.org/i...s-calendar
2013 Schedule of Events: www.planesoffame.org/i...3_calendar

November 02, 2013 Flying History Event - Vietnam War


WHAT: Open to the public, Planes of Fame Air Museum (Chino, CA) presents its monthly Living History Event. The topic for the November 2 event is ‘Vietnam War', featuring the OE-1/L-19 Bird Dog, the OV-1 Mohawk, the O-2 Skymaster, and the Bell UH-1B Huey Helicopter. A speaker panel of distinguished aviation experts, historians and veterans is featured, followed by a question & answer period and flight demonstration when possible. All four aircraft will be on display and the L-19, O-2, and Huey will perform flight demonstrations. At 12:00 noon, the Membership Sponsored raffle flight will occur in the L-19.

WHO: George J. Marrett will be one of the speakers. George graduated from pilot training in 1959 at Webb, AFB in Texas, where he flew the Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star. In advanced flight training, he flew the North American F-86L. After four years in the 84th Fighter Interceptor Squadron flying the McDonnell F-101B Voodoo, George was selected to be an Edwards AFB Test Pilot. There he flew the Northrop T-38, Lockheed F-104 and General Dynamics F-106. Upon transferring to the Fighter Test Branch at Edwards, he tested the McDonnell F-4C Phantom, Northrop F-5A and the General Dynamics F-111A Aardvark.

During the Vietnam conflict, Marrett flew the Douglas A-1 Skyraider as a "Sandy" rescue pilot in Thailand. He completed 188 combat missions with over 600 combat hours and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with two Oak Leaf Clusters and the Air Medal with eight Oak Leaf Clusters. In 2003, Smithsonian Institute Pres published his non-fiction book about flying combat in Southeast Aisia, titled, "Cheating Death: Combat Air Rescues in Vietnam and Laos".

After the war, George worked for the Hughes Aircraft Company as an experimental test pilot. For twenty years he flew test programs which helped develop attack radar and missiles in F-14, F-15, F-16 and F-18 fighters and an early version of the B-2 Stealth bomber. He has flown over 40 types of military aircraft and logged over 9,500 hours.

Dick Ertman, also speaking, earned an FAA Commercial Pilot certificate, airplane, with instrument and multiengine ratings. He entered the Army in 1959 and went to helicopter pilot training, serving 3.5 years until an accident ended his Army flying. Dick studied electronics engineering. Worked at various defense electronics companies until joining Lockheed-California Co.Attended U.S.Navy Test Pilot School Systems Engineering at NAS Patuxent River, MD. He also worked at Lockheed as manager of Electromagnetic Environmental Effects and as Engineering Test Pilot, training on P-3s and S-3s. Dick retired in 1996.

Bill Rutledge, our third speaker, served 3 tours in Vietnam as a Seawolf door gunner from 1969-1972. Bill is a retired U.S. Navy Senior Chief with over 20 years of service. During his 3 tours, he flew on HAL-3 Seawolves, racking up over 1600 combat hours as a Huey gunner. His patriotism and love of aviation are an inspiration to all and when flying in the huey, he brings history to life. He is a walking book of knowledge about the Vietnam War.

The WingsandRotors organization will give a flight demonstration of its Bell UH-1B Huey during this event. See their website at http://www.wingsandrotors.org/. In addition, Bob Miller will be flying in his O-2 Skymaster painted in Vietnam markings.

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Kevin Thompson (POF Moderator and Aviation Historian) and Edward Maloney (Museum Founder & Curator, and Aviation Historian) moderate and join in the presentation.

WHEN: Saturday, November 2, 2013, 10am–12 noon: Speaker program & flight demonstration. Museum doors open at 9:00am.

WHERE: Planes of Fame Air Museum, 7000 Merrill Avenue #17, Chino, CA 91710

WHY: It is the Mission of Planes of Fame Air Museum to preserve aviation history, inspire interest in aviation, educate the public, and honor aviation pioneers and veterans. The Museum sponsors regular events in the form of inspirational experiences, educational presentations, flight demonstrations, and airshows in fulfillment of this mission.

Planes of Fame Air Museum, ‘Where Warbirds Fly and Aviation History Lives’

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Hope to see you there on Saturday. You get to see an amazing aircraft fly and the speakers always have something new for me to learn. It's a great way to spend a Saturday. Smile


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:47 pm
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IMHO, they need a bit more rotary wing to flesh out a VN exhibit. A UH-1B is rockin', but an OH-6 isn't hard to find or fix up, and a Cobra not that much more. A CH-47 is probably asking for too much bird and expertise. There are some organizations that have and fly those birds as memorials, they should consider a cooperative arrangement, since the emphasis seems to be on army aviation with what they've got. Just my $0.02.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:51 pm
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for December

They have one the first Saturday of every month.
Planes of Fame Events Calendar: www.planesoffame.org/i...s-calendar
2013 Schedule of Events: www.planesoffame.org/i...3_calendar

December 07, 2013 Flying History Event - Attack on Pearl Harbor


WHAT: Open to the public, Planes of Fame Air Museum (Chino, CA) presents its monthly Living History Event. The topic for the December 7 event is ‘Attack on Pearl Harbor', featuring the Japanese Imperial Navy Aichi D3A 'Val' (movie conversion) and the D4Y3 'Judy' Suisei Yokosuka dive bombers. Dan King is our featured speaker, author of 'The Last Zero Fighter', followed by a question & answer period and flight demonstration when possible. The Val will be on display and will perform a flight demonstration. The D4Y3 will be on display as well and startup and taxi. At 12:00 noon, the Membership Sponsored raffle flight will occur in the featured aircraft if possible. Become a member to enter the raffle. All members are eligible to enter the raffle, but you must be present to win. Please note that we will also be having a sale for one day only, Dec 7, in the Gift Shop with up to 40% off everything in the store!

D4Y3: www.com-central.net/mo...y_brdr.jpg

WHO: Dan King is our featured speaker and noted author who will be talking to us about the attack on Pearl Harbor and later signing his books. Dan is a WWII Pacific war historian who reads, write and speak Japanese. After earning his degree in Japanese language he spent 15 years working for Toyota, 10 years of which were in Japan which provided him a valuable and rare look into a world often closed to outsiders.

Dan King:www.com-central.net/mo...n_king.jpg

Last Zero Fighter Cover:www.com-central.net/mo...ighter.jpg

After returning to the US he worked on several dozen movies and historical documentaries as a technical advisor, historical & language consultant and re-enactment coordinator. His passion for the subject of the war in the Pacific has led him to seek out over 250 Japanese WWII veterans and personally interview 97 of them, in their own language. He has also been interviewed on several radio programs and has spoken to hundreds of people about Japanese aviation. His 2nd book "The Last Zero Fighter" is available on Amazon and Kindle.

His original research with WWII Japanese Army & Navy veterans has inspired him to travel to the far-flung battlefields of the Pacific to study firsthand the localities in which the battles occurred giving him a unique boots-on-the-ground perspective. Learn more about his travels to Iwo Jima, Guam, Okinawa, Guadalcanal, Wake Island, Midway and others on the WWII page.

He is experienced in Japanese culture, translation & interpretation and is available for projects, meetings, and travel. Dan’s expertise is provided through: Japanese-English Translation, Interpretation, Cultural Consulting, Historical Consulting, Japanese Military Technical Consulting, Voice over, ADR (SAG), and SAG since 2001. View his website at www.historicalconsulting.com.

Kevin Thompson (POF Moderator and Aviation Historian) and Edward Maloney (Museum Founder & Curator, and Aviation Historian) moderate and join in the presentation.

WHEN: Saturday, December 7, 2013, 10am–12 noon: Speaker program & flight demonstration. Museum doors open at 9:00am.

WHERE: Planes of Fame Air Museum, 7000 Merrill Avenue #17, Chino, CA 91710

WHY: It is the Mission of Planes of Fame Air Museum to preserve aviation history, inspire interest in aviation, educate the public, and honor aviation pioneers and veterans. The Museum sponsors regular events in the form of inspirational experiences, educational presentations, flight demonstrations, and airshows in fulfillment of this mission.

Planes of Fame Air Museum, ‘Where Warbirds Fly and Aviation History Lives’

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