Friend of the museum, Alan Kirby came to visit us for the third time in as many years from the frozen east, Boston Massachusetts area  to tour the museum and take another flight with our Warbird Ride program.

An avid Warbird fan and a private pilot with 1200 hrs flight time, Allan’s interest in aviation was sparked at the age of 11 by his uncle who was a B 17 pilot 36 missions over Germany and a full Air Force career including the B52A.   Allan has fond memories of flying in his uncle’s Bonanza and hearing about his wartime and military career.

We were glad to have Alan back with us to fill out his punch card which now includes the PT-19, SNJ-4 “BlueBird” and SNJ-5 “290”.

Al Kepler treated Alan to a great flight on a crisp day with a beautiful sky, and even threw in a touch-and-go and a few extra landings for good measure.

Alan left us knowing what a swell bunch of guys (and gals) keep CAFSoCal going.

Your donations and participation in the Warbird Ride program helps keep these warbirds flying! We look forward to having you back, Alan – Tail winds and fair weather, until next time.