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Santa Barbara hosted a Veterans Day marathon and half marathon on November 10, 2012. Three T-34 Mentors, flown by Michael Maloco, Ron Alldredge and Marc Russell flew over the starting line at the beginning of the marathon. After the flyovers, we landed for breakfast in Santa Barbara and to wait to fly over the finish of the marathon. It was an early morning for everyone involved. We met at Camarillo Airport at 6:00 AM for the briefing and took off at 6:45. It was cold and a bit bumpy during the flight, but everyone did a great job keeping the formation looking sharp. Thanks to Hazel and John Blankenship and the Pierre Claeyssen Foundation, Maurine Mc Fadden, Jon Parra, Jose Ramirez, Charles Huff, and all of the staff and organizers for putting this all together.

T-34s in the hangar at Camarillo
Three of the 4 T-34s that were slated to fly at the CAF hangar in Camarillo at 5:45 AM. One aircraft had a minor
mechanical problem and did not fly.

T-34s taking off from Camarillo airport
Taking off from Camarillo at 6:45.

T-34s over Oxnard.
Heading west toward the coast.

Marc Russell in his T-34.
Marc Russell and Bill Guzman.

Michael Maloco and Werner Holdereid in the T-34
            Mentor
Michael Maloco and Werner Holdereid

Marc Russell over the Pacific

Marc Russell over the Pacific

T-34s in the sunrise

Michael Maloco over Santa Barbara airport
Michael over the Santa Barbara airport.

Michael Maloco in his T-34 Mentor

Michael Maloco in his T-34 Mentor

Michael Maloco in his T-34 Mentor

Michael Maloco in his T-34 Mentor

Marc Russell in his T-34 Mentor

Michael Maloco in his T-34 Mentor

Michael Maloco in his T-34 Mentor

Marc Russell in his T-34 Mentor

Marc Russell in his T-34 Mentor

Marc Russell and Marc Russell in their T-34 Mentors





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