This is one of the many activities that our wing members participate during the year. Many of the aircraft will be staged at our facility. Our museum will be open during the practice sessions.
Following Thursday afternoon arrivals at the CAF SoCal ramp, Friday and Saturday flying will focus on 2/3/4 ship formation training, to include T-34, CJ and T-6 aircraft, culminating in a mass formation fly over of Santa Barbara on Sunday. Briefings will be held for registered participants each morning at 7:30 a.m. in the annex and flight operations will occur from 8:30 a.m. until dusk on Friday and Saturday. Sunday’s briefings will take place in the museum hangar as we expect many more aircraft and pilots. We believe Sunday’s event will be one of the largest fly-overs for a Veterans Day parade anywhere in the United States. Last year we had 20 aircraft, including a P-51, multiple T-34’s, Nanchang’s, Yaks, a B-25 and a C-47. This year it looks as though we may have up to 40 aircraft. Please see http://kcma-mentor-gathering.webs.com for more details.