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.
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