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Attend a Southern State Warbird Event This Year


Squadron One

It’s never too early to start planning for fun flying. Warbirds of America Squadron One (Tennessee) has several area events to look forward to including Armed Forces Day, the Great Tennessee Air Show, and the Owensboro Warbird Fly-In.

Darrel Berry would like all to participate in a fly-by on Armed Forces Day, May 21, in Camden, Tennessee (0M4). Plan on arriving between 0800 and 0900 to brief for a fly-by to honor Vietnam veterans. The moving Vietnam Veterans Wall will be there and should not be missed. There will be an open house at the airport, and we’ll plan to be on static display there during lunch. Count on a squadron meeting after the fly-by. Do plan to attend, and give Darrel a call at 731-220-0438 to allow him a head count.

The organizers of the Great Tennessee Air Show are holding their event in Smyrna, May 7 and 8. Inquiries about putting aircraft on static display have been asked. Details are still being worked out and will be passed along in Squadron One’s next published schedule.

The Owensboro, Kentucky (KOWB) Warbird Fly-In will be held June 10 and 11. Plan to arrive anytime on Friday the 10th, cook out on Friday night, fly all day Saturday the 11th, and enjoy the hangar party that evening. Call 270-316-9014 for further details and to reserve your room. We plan to have a Squadron One meeting sometime Saturday.

September 24 and 25 will bring the Wings Over Halls Air Show in conjunction with the Veterans’ Museum at Halls, Tennessee. The site is on a ’40s B-17 training base which is rich in history. In addition to the air show, warbird static displays will be in store. Call 731-836-7400 for more information.

The Darrel Berry Fly-In is scheduled for October 8 and 9.This one has been written up in the Mentor Monitor as well as here in Briefing. It’s unique and not to be missed. Darrel’s contact info is the same as above: 731-220-0438.

More about the Owensboro and Camden events as they draw closer. These events are open to all. As we say in the South, “Y’all come.”


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