Santa Barbara Veteran's Day parade was held on Saturday November 8. I got an e-mail a few weeks prior to the event from Viper, looking for
pilots to do a flyover for the event. I inquired if there were any back
seats empty for a photo flight. Things firmed up a few days before the
flyover. The flight of three ships consisted of Don Johnson flying the
lead in his T-28. Michael "Viper" Maloco would be on Don's right wing
with Werner "Mule" Holderied in his back seat, flying his T-34 Mentor.
I rode in Ron Alldredge's T-34 in the rear seat to be the photo ship.
After 2 passes up State Street, we turned out over the ocean near the
beach for a beach run. The weather couldn't have been better. The
flying was fantastic. A big thanks to all who were involved to make
this flight possible. A HUGE thanks goes out to the Veterans, who have
kept us free and able to do things like these flights.
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