Memorial Day in the
US is for honoring those warriors who gave their lives to
protect our freedom. We took off from Camarillo Airport and
headed north up the coast to fly over Santa Barbara, Montecito
and Carpenteria for their Memorial Day ceremonies. On the way
back toward Camarillo, we took a detour over Simi Valley to
also fly over the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. It is
always a big honor for me to be part of these flyovers to
honor our fallen heroes. Their sacrifices are not forgotten. The flight was led by Michael "Viper"
Maloco. I rode with Ron Alldredge in the #2 aircraft. #3 and
#4 were flown by Marc "Big Daddy" Russell and Ron "Little
Viper leads the takeoff for element 1.
Big Daddy and Little Wood in element 2 joining the formation.
Marc Russell with Dan Newcomb in the back seat.
Ron Lee and Betsy in the Nanchang CJ6A.
Marc and Ron holding position over the Pacific.
Michael "Viper" Maloco with Werner "Mule" Holdereid turning
toward the coast.
Ron and Betsy in the Nanchang CJ6A
Marc turning the smoke on before pulling out of the formation
for the missing man.
One of my favorite angles of the T-34 Mentor.
Ron Lee pulling for the missing man over Carpinteria.
Marc and Dan in the T-34 Mentor.
Ron and Betsy over the coast.
Nice formation work over the Ronald Reagan Presidential
Looking down on three of the aircraft over the Reagan Library.
Looking good, guys!
Below is video highlights from my helmet cam taken
during the flight.
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