The Southern California Wing of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) hosted a special event called Pilot Maker Day. This was a showcase of trainers. The AT-6/SNJ Texan of WWII fame was featured along with the post-war trainers the T-34 Mentor and the T-28 Trojan. The weather was touch and go for a bit in the morning, but the rain held back and the flying displays went on. The crowd turnout was good and the museum was also hosting a birthday party that day. It was nice to see the crowds of young and old coming out to see these historic aircraft. I would personally like to thank Ceci Stratford and Joe Peppito for gathering the army of volunteers who helped make this a successful day. To the folks of the Civil Air Patrol, Ventura Military Explorers and all of the staff at the SoCal Wing, thank you! The galleries below are how I watched the event through my lens. I hope you enjoy them.

Click here for the formation flyby gallery
Formation Flybys

Click here for the air-to-air shots
Inflight Photos

Click here for the people gallery

Click here for the static display gallery
Static Displays

Click here for the T-28 gallery
T-28 Trojan
Click here for the Miscellaneous gallery
Miscellaneous Pictures
Click here for the gallery of Karen Newcomb's pictures
Karen Newcomb's Pictures

Click here for the black and white gallery
Black and white pictures

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