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A great adventure!

Aces Flying High

In September 2012 I was invited to take part in a great experience, my first formation flight! This took place during the Vintage Flying Weekend at the Historic Flight Foundation located at Paine Field in Everett (north of Seattle, Washington).

The flight was in a group of four historic aircraft from the Cascade Warbirds – two Ryan Navion’s (first introduced into US military service in 1948 by North American Aviation. These were piloted by Dave Desmon – our lead aircraft for the day and Ray Roussy), a Nanchang CJ-6 (a Chinese built training aircraft first introduced in 1960, but this one was from 1982 and piloted by Ron Morrell) and the aircraft that I flew in the IAR-823 (piloted by Robert Hill), which is a basic flying and armaments trainer built in Romania in 1974 (in Brasov a town I spent some time in during my travels in 2010). We had an interesting group in these aircraft including pilots who…

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