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OBA Update – December 19, 2000

SUMMARY:  OBA acquires the original full-size OV-10 factory mockup - this is the very first Bronco! Funds needed immediately - donate and get some nifty benefits while preserving an important piece of history.  Folks, It gives me great pleasure to announce the OV-10 Bronco Association's acquisition of the first OV-10 factory mock up. The item is

By |2018-12-05T16:37:30+00:00December 19th, 2000|Categories: News, OBA Update|0 Comments

Return With Honor

On Nov 13 at 2100 hours, East Coast, PBS will air this outstanding documentary of American pilots shot down in Vietnam and held as POWs. Those who have seen the pre-broadcast video say this is an incredible show. Don't miss it! (Submitted via FACNET by Gibber Gibbs) By Gibber Gibbs PBS - 11/13/00 9:00PM EST  

By |2018-11-28T19:20:38+00:00November 9th, 2000|Categories: Media Coverage, TV|Tags: , |0 Comments

FACReunion2000

The Mother of All FAC Reunions Sept. 21-24, 2000 Ft. Walton Bch., FL   What a great time!! The Mother of All FAC Reunions (or Mother FAC-R) has come and gone, and boy, did it ever live up to its billing!! There were something like 700 attendees, virtually all of whom were FACS in the

By |2018-12-05T17:41:25+00:00September 25th, 2000|Categories: Reunion|0 Comments

Yahoo News

Yahoo published a Reuter's picture of Philippine Air Force OV-10s being readied for attacks against guerillas who have been holding civilian hostages for quite some time. The planes have been used recently in air attacks upon rebel positions. You can view the picture here. By Mike Whaley Sunday, September 17, 2000

By |2018-11-28T21:18:31+00:00September 17th, 2000|Categories: Media Coverage, Web|Tags: , |0 Comments

Suicide Missions – Forward Air Controllers

The OBA and several members both assisted in the production of this show and also are interviewed in it! The show's description reads: "During the Vietnam War, Air Force and Marine pilots flew "low and slow" over jungles in antiquated propeller planes--often unarmed--to direct jet bombers toward target. FACs often became victims of enemy ground fire

By |2018-11-28T19:22:15+00:00August 2nd, 2000|Categories: Media Coverage, TV|Tags: , |0 Comments

Planes of Fame

This show aired on the Speedvision cable network recently and featured the history of COIN aircraft, including O-1s, T-28, Skyraiders, and (of course) a segment towards the end spent on the Mighty Bronco. There is some good Bronco footage, including Ed's infamous tank test-track takeoffs and carrier ops. They may re-run this periodically, usually Speedvision features aviation

By |2018-11-28T19:23:32+00:00July 4th, 2000|Categories: Media Coverage, TV|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Bronco Flyer

The latest OBA Newsletter has been sent out (free!) to OBA members, and contains an article on the Yankee Air Museum's immaculate and unusual YOV-10A restoration, a report on the CDF Broncos, and information about the Venezuelan Bronco symposium. Want to get this? Join OBA!! :) By Mike Whaley Summer 2000

By |2018-11-28T19:01:03+00:00June 1st, 2000|Categories: Magazine, Media Coverage|Tags: , |0 Comments

Flight Journal

Flight Journal contains a feature about OBA member Jim Moriarty (jim_bob@moriarty.com) on page 16. Jim owns and has restored a now-uncommon historical aircraft that served beside the Bronco, a Sikorsky UH-34D Choctaw / Sea Horse helicopter (the military version of the S-58.) He takes the helo to airshows around the nation to honor those who

By |2018-11-28T18:58:57+00:00June 1st, 2000|Categories: Magazine, Media Coverage|Tags: , |0 Comments