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The annual Veteran's Day Parade on State Street in Santa Barbara was on November 9, 2014. We had a large formation for the parade flyovers this year. There were 19 aircraft in four flight elements. I flew in the #5 ship of Alpha flight, consisting of 5 T-34 Mentors. Bravo flight was right behind us with 3 more T-34 Mentors. One Yak-52, a C-47 Skytrain and nine Nanchang CJ-6As followed behind Bravo. This year's formations were some of the best formation work I have ever seen. It is always a tremendous honor to be part of these flight to thank our veterans for their service. Several of the crews on these flight are also veterans.

Tiger squadron
Tiger Squadron crews that were part of Charlie and Delta Flights.

Alpha and Bravo flight crews
Alpha and Bravo flight crews

Mike Hohls just after our section takeoff
Mike Hohls with his son Erich in the rear seat just after our section takeoff

Micheal Maloco and Terry Norbraten
Micheal Maloco and Terry Norbraten with Rich Martindell just visible.

Bravo flight with Larry Bierma, Jim Ostrich and John
            Flippen. You can see Charlie flight forming up behind them.
Bravo flight with Larry Bierma, Jim Ostrich and John Flippen. You can see Charlie flight forming up behind them.

Rich Martindell with his son Chris in the rear
            seat.
Rich Martindell with his son Chris in the rear seat.

Alpha flight over Santa Barbara
Alpha flight over Santa Barbara

Michael Maloco and Terry Norbraten
Michael Maloco and Terry Norbraten

Alpha flight over Santa Barbara
Alpha flight over Santa Barbara
Bravo flight over Santa Barbara
Bravo flight over Santa Barbara

Mike Hohls
Mike Hohls

Jim Ostrich and Larry Bierma
Jim Ostrich and Larry Bierma

Rich Martindell pulling up and out for the missing
            man.
Rich Martindell pulling up and out for the missing man.

In the diamond formation over the Pacific with Ron
            Alldredge
In the diamond formation over the Pacific with Ron Alldredge

Looking back at Bravo flight over the Pacific
Looking back at Bravo flight over the Pacific.

Ron Alldredge station keeping in the #4 slot of the
            diamond.
Ron Alldredge station keeping in the #4 slot of the diamond.

Fingertip formation over the Pacific.
Fingertip formation over the Pacific.

Jim Ostrich and John Flippen over Moorpark.
Jim Ostrich and John Flippen over Moorpark.

Formation flying at it's finest!
Formation flying at it's finest!

Formation break over Camarillo
Formation break over Camarillo

Parked by the Waypoint Cafe in Camarillo for some
            post-flight refreshments.
Parked by the Waypoint Cafe in Camarillo for some post-flight refreshments.


Below is video highlights from my helmet cam taken during the flight.
 


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