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This year's Santa Barbara Veteran's Day parade flyover was quite a formation. For the first pass, the B-25 flew lead with 4 Nanchang CJ trainers, two on each wing. A C-47 Skytrain was in the next group with a T-34 on each wing. A T-6 Texan brought up the tail end of the formation. I rode in the back of Ron Alldredge's T-34 Mentor for the flight. It was a huge honor to be part of this and to photograph it. I send a big salute to my fellow veterans, and to all those serving today.

Michael Maloco in the T-34 Mentor
Viper turns after takeoff

T-34 and C-47
Ron and Viper after joining up with the C-47 Skytrain

B-25 with four Nanchangs
B-25 Mitchell with four Nanchang CJs

C-47 Skytrain
C-47 Skytrain vintage edit to pay tribute to the D-Day vets.

C-47 Skytrain
C-47 Skytrain over the Pacific

C-47 Skytrain over the Pacific
C-47 Skytrain over the Pacific

C-47 Skytrain over the Pacific
C-47 Skytrain over the Pacific

C-47 Skytrain over the Pacific
C-47 and T-34 turning to joing the B-25/Nanchang formation near Santa Barbara

C-47 Skytrain over the Pacific
C-47 Skytrain over the Pacific

C-47 and T-34 over the Pacific
C-47 Skytrain and T-34 Mentor over the Pacific

C-47 and T-34 heading over State Street
C-47 Skytrain and T-34 Mentor on the first pass up State Street over Santa Barbara

B-25 Mitchell and Nanchang CJs
B-25 Mitchell with 4 Nanchang CJs.

C-47 Skytrain turning over Santa Barbara
C-47 Skytrain turning over Santa Barbara

Nanchang CJs
Flight of Nanchang CJs off in the distance.

T-34 Mentor over Santa Barbara
Viper in the T-34 over Santa Barbara

USS Milius DDG-69
US Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG-69) in the Santa Barbara harbor

T-34 Mentor over the Pacific
Viper in the T-34 Mentor turning over the Pacific

Viper near the USS Milius
Viper near the USS Milius.

Viper near the USS Milius
Viper flies over the USS Milius.

T-34 Mentors reare seat view
Heading for home. Viper and Mule are above up with Ron Alldredge and I in trail.

Viper over the Pacific
Viper over the Pacific. The overcast was really getting thick.

Breaking to land.
Viper breaking to land over Camarillo.

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