another BroncoFest has come and gone, and a great time was had by all!! The 2001 edition was by all accounts very successful and enjoyable. Here are links to more extensive information from the event:
- Overview of BF3
A quick overview of all the major announcements and events that occurred in conjunction with BroncoFest III.
- On-Site BroncoFest Reports
A running journal of the activities, sent in large part from on-site. (After clicking the link, look under “Event-Specific News” for the Broncofest III Reports.)
- Merlin’s BroncoFest III Photo Essay
Many photos of all the activities, airshow, and downtown Ft. Worth.
- Heeter’s BroncoFest III Photos
Some more photos from BroncoFest, courtesy Heath Thomas.
- List of BF3 Attendees
A close-to-complete list of BroncoFest attendees, with emails.
We’ll see you in 2003!
The following is old info (dating from before the event) which is preserved here simply for your bemusement:
Friday’s tour of NAS Ft. Worth, JRB has been cancelled due to the current security situation at all US Military bases. The Base commander sends personal regrets, and we apologize for the inconvenience. The Alliance airshow is still a GO and we are looking into substituting another event in place of the cancelled tour, such as a tour of the Cavanaugh Flight Museum or something similar.
NOW AVAILABLE: Online BroncoFest III Registration!!
CLICK HERE to Register Online (Link will open in new browser window)
You can now register for BroncoFest online, courtesy the link above to the EEM Tours website. Once there, simply push the icon labelled ACTIVE REGISTRATION to get to the Bronco Fest III registration form. Remember, you will get a special discount if EEM receives your registration information by September 15, 2001. Online registration is preferred, but if you need to send it in via mail, then you you may download a printable copy of the BroncoFest III registration form here.
IMPORTANT NOTE: As of August 5, BroncoFest coordinator Jim “Boomer” Bloomberg has a new email address: email@example.com The old address (firstname.lastname@example.org) will NOT work anymore!
Bronco Fest III will be held at the Clarion Hotel in the Sundance Square tourist area in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex area. This biannual event is held in accordance with the OBA Mission Statement: Preserve and perpetuate the history of the OV-10 Bronco and the people who designed, built, flew, and maintained the aircraft from its inception to the present. Bronco Fest is a time to immerse yourself in Bronco lore, make many new friends and meet up with old ones, learn new things, and above all, have a lot of fun. You need not have any actual “official” tie-in with OV-10s to participate, and we have activities planned for the whole family.
Bronco Fest 99 was a smashing success and helped establish OBA as a can-do and fun group. We’re applying the lessons learned to make Bronco Fest III even better!
(Please note, the date is different than the one originally announced. Get more info here.)
|BRONCO FEST III SCHEDULE
We will be headquartered and billeted in the Clarion Hotel Performing Arts in downtown Ft. Worth, TX. The Clarion is one block away from historic Sundance Square, across the street from the Bass Performance Hall, 10 minutes from the “Stock Yard Area” and 15 minutes from the OBA Museum.
The OBA has contracted with EEM Customs Tours to coordinate BF III. EEM is a destination management company with a superb track record and an enthusiastic staff who are experts in creating and coordinating special events for organizations similar to OBA. EEM is managed by Carolyn Taylor Petty, wife of former USAF OV-10 pilot Ben Petty. Meetings with Carolyn and Ms. Toni Border, EEM’s Director of Meeting and Conference Services, confirmed to us that BF III will be a premier event.
We are looking forward to once again having a majority of our members and supporters attend BF III (last time we had 80% of the members in attendance… can we beat that this time? Let’s try!!) As we did for Bronco Fest 99, we will establish an e-mail registration process and have a mailing list to inform you of the latest event news. We will also send updates out via OBA e-mail lists.
Local OBA member Jim “Boomer” Bloomberg ( email@example.com ) is our Project Manager for BF III, in conjunction with OBA President Ron “SandDollar” Fix ( firstname.lastname@example.org ). Any and all assistance you can provide them, such as additional ideas or recommendations, will be appreciated!!
We look forward to seeing you at BF III!
|OV-10 Bronco Association, Inc.
Phone: (800) 575-0535
|President:||Jim “Grump” Hodgson||Board of Directors:
|Vice President:||Jim “Grump” Hodgson|
|Executive Director:||Jim “Grump” Hodgson|
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EUROPE / UK
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Tony De Bruyn
P.O. Box 70
Phone: + 32 2 758 02 60
Fax: + 32 2 758 02 70
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Capt. Silvestre U. Glinoga, Jr.
16th Attack Squadron
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Cavite City, Philippines 4101
Phone: (006346) 431-1492
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(Info coming soon)