September 25th, 2019
News at the Wing
by Jarrett Bertoncin
Remember, Honor, Inspire, Fly!
Longer then a text but not a newsletter here is the latest goings-on at the Wing.
September General Meeting &
Heritage Speaker Series
Ben Nicks, 100 years young, WWII B-29 Pilot. Ben's last mission was mining a harbor (by dropping mines instead of bombs) in Japanese-occupied Korea. Korea was so far away that the crew had to stop on Iwo Jima to refuel on both legs of the trip. While crossing Japan on the way home, the radio message was received, the first A-bomb had been dropped on Hiroshima. They were flying only 50 miles South of the explosion. 

Click the link below to see Ben's Story!

Heritage Speaker Series: 
Honoring Yesterday's Heroes Today
Veterans from WWII to today telling their stories

We hosted a distinguished group of Veterans both WWII and Korean at the general meeting this month. From Left to Right:

Click on a name to hear their story by Patriot Features

Stearman on the Road
We are being paid to take the Stearman to Wings over Weatherford this weekend, September 28, 2019. This is a long trip. Weatherford is East of Oklahoma City, about a 6 hour drive. The Stearman is departing on Friday the 27 and returning on Sunday the 29 th
Please call Bob R. with questions. 

Bob R

Wings over Dallas
Wings over Dallas is October 25-27. It is held at Dallas Executive Airport home of CAF HQ. This years line is to include: TORA TORA TORA, PBJ "Semper Fi", FM2 Wildcat, Corsair, F6F Hellcat, SBD Dauntless, SB2C Helldiver, PBJ"Devel Dog" F8F Bearcat, TBM Avenger, B-24 "Diamond Lil", P-51 Mustang and B-29 "FIFI"
All members are welcome to volunteer. HQ asks that you sign up here: VOLUNTEER

Members can also receive a discount on tickets if you would like to attend: TICKETS
Navy Park Airplanes
The aircraft on display at Navy Park across the field are not just planes on static display they have a real-life history. Back in his Naval Aviator days, wing member Larry Rinne flew this actual airplane, as shown in his logbook. His primary mission was flying F-4 Phantoms off aircraft carriers during the Vietnam War.

Watch for more Wing updates.

Stay informed. Get engaged!

Jarrett Bertoncin
Executive Officer
Public Information Officer


Stearman to:
Wings over Weatherford Airshow
September 28th
Weatherford, Ok

Wing Staff Meeting
October 3rd, 7:00pm

Open Hangar Day 
October 5th 10:00am-3:00pm
Fall Festival!

General Meeting &
Heritage Speaker Series
October 19th, 10:00am
Speaker TBA


Wing Staff Meeting
November 7th, 7:00pm

General Meeting &
Heritage Speaker Series
Staff Elections
Socks forNovember 16th, 10:00am
Speaker TBA

Wing Staff Meeting
December 5th, 7:00pm

Wing Christmas Party
December 7th
At the Hangar

Happy Holidays
No December General Meeting
See you in 2020!