While we value all the contributions we get large and small, there are some folks that have gone above and beyond to help bring this site to you. Some by especially unique contributions, some by historical research, some by simply taking lots of time to research or proofread, some by other encouragements. The group of Great Ones includes
Chuck Burin, DoB, USMC (Ret.) (IGOR14@bigfoot.com)
Hostage IGOR served in VMO-2 and is one of the most well-known Bronco people around. Chuck is a founder and the historian of the OBA. He has extensive records pertaining to every OV-10 built and frequently contributes to many articles and books about the OV-10. If you ever need to verify something about the history of the plane, he’s your man. At Bronco Fest 99, he was awarded the degree of Doctor of Broncology for his efforts. Chuck works for OSHA in Minneapolis MN. We try to have Chuck verify all historical data on this site, if he approves it, it’s right!
Jim “Grump” Hodgson, Capt. USMC (Ret.) (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Jim – or as his friends call him, Grump – is, as much as anyone, responsible for the existence of this site and the OBA through his constant support, encouragement, help and hard work. He was in VMO-2 in the early 70’s, and flew F-4s until he joined Continental Airlines in 1978 where he is a 737 captain today. Jim is responsible for the design of the double-horseshoe UU logo of VMO-2, and he is the Secretary/Treasurer of the OBA. Jim also is the proprietor of Aviation Collectibles of Texas.
Brendan Searle (email@example.com)
We call Brendan the Wonder Down Under for his frequent contributions and for his high-quality materials like the flight manuals. His father was one of the Australian (ANZUS) exchange pilots that flew USAF Broncos in Vietnam. Brendan has contributed a number of things to the site and to the OBA and he stays on top of Bronco news in that general part of the world for us, as well as doing research and cross-referencing of things between various sources. We can also thank him for the web versions of the flight manuals as well as the PDF membership form for OBA. Brendan was also the OBA’s first Australian member