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Memorial Day is a time to remember those who paid the highest price in service to our country. It is always an honor to be part of these flyovers. This year, there were passes over Carpinteria and Santa Barbara. We were also slated to fly over Solvang, but the cloud ceilings were too low. For this flight, the lead was flown by Michael Maloco. Terry Norbraten, Marc Russell and Ron Alldredge flew in the 2, 3 and 4 slots. I flew in the back of Ron's airplane for to get photos. These are all T-34 Mentors. These guys are all great pilots and I thank them for a safe flight.

T-34 Mentors taxiing
Taxiing out from Camarillo

Rear cockpit instrument panel
Instrument panel in the rear cockpit of Ron's airplane.

Marc Russell just after takeoff in the T-34 Mentor
Marc Russell just after takeoff.

Formation join up
Join up near Ventura

Formation join up
Three and four getting into position.

Cross under to diamond
Ron starting the cross under from fingertip to diamond formation

View from the #4 slot of the diamond
The view from the #4 slot in the diamond formation

Heading toward Carpinteria
Inbound to Carpinteria

Almost over the target
Fingertip strong right over Carpinteria

Over Carpinterai

Missing Man
Marc pulling for the Missing Man

Terry clearing the target area
Terry clearing the target area

Echelon left formatiion
Echelon left formation heading north toward Santa Barbara

Diamond formation
Diamond formation inbound to Santa Barbara

Over Santa Barbara
Over Santa Barbara marina

Marc Russell
Marc over Ventura

Terry and Marc
Terry and Marc on the return trip

Terry departing the formation to head home
Terry departing the formation to head home.

Michael and Marc
Michael and Marc over Camarillo

Cross under to switch sides for the break ove
            Camarillo
Cross under to switch sides for the break over Camarillo

Fromation break
Formation break to land.

On the ramp at Camarillo
Back on the ground at Camarillo

Michael and Ron's airplanes
Michael and Ron's beautiful T-34s

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