November 10, 2013
Santa Barbara Veteran's Day Parade Flyover
The annual Veteran's
Day Parade on State Street in Santa Barbara was on November
10, 2013. We had a large formation for the parade flyovers
this year. Darren Moore flew the P-51 Mustang over the parade
route to warm up the crowds. We were the third element on the
formation with four T-34 Mentors. The first element was a B-25
Mitchell with four Nanchang
CJ-6As. The second element was a C-47 Skytrain with a Yak-52
and four Nanchangs. There is no greater honor than to be
part of these flights to thank our veterans for their
Engine start in the parking area near the
Waypoint Cafe at Camarillo Airport.
Getting on the runway for takeoff with a lot of ariplanes!
Marc Russell just after takeoff.
Michael "Viper" Maloco leading Marc "Big Daddy" Russell over
Flight element one and two over the Pacific during form up.
Flight element two with a beautiful backdrop of the ocean and
Terry Norbraten in the T-34 Mentor with flight element one in
Michael "Viper" Maloco leading Terry Norbraten and Marc "Big
Daddy" Russell from Ron Alldredge's back seat.
C-47 Skytrain, a Yak -52 and 4 Nanchang CJ-6As in the
Three T-34s over the Pacific.
Three T-34 Mentors turning inbound for another pass.
Flight element two clearing the coastline after a pass.
Flight elements one and two over the Pacific.
T-34 Mentors near the Santa Barbara marina.
Marc "Big Daddy" Russell with the smoke on for the missing
Terry Norbraten over the Pacific.
Marc Russell giving the "Look Ma, no hands" face as Mike Hohls
flies the airplane.
Marc Russell and Mike Hohls over Ventura California.
Michael "Viper" Maloco in his T-34. Michael is the one who
gets all these aircraft together for the flyovers.
Marc Russell and Mike Hohls over Camarillo, heading back to
Below is video highlights
from my helmet cam taken during the flight.
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