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OBA (or FACM or VMAP)
P. O. Box 161966
Fort Worth, TX 76161

    Visits (Only):

3300 Ross Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76106
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  Phone:  (800) 575-0535

 
  Hours:

Wednesday 9 to 4
Saturday 9 to 5
Sunday 11 to 5

    Admission:

Adults:  $5
Youths 6-16:  $1
Kids 0-5:  Free
Entire Family:  $10

 
 
Special tours & facility rentals are available!

 
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How To Join OBA/VMAP/FACM
Fill out your application today!
(Posted 12/31/2112)    

If you want to join the OV-10 Bronco Association, Veteran's Memorial Air Park, or Forward Air Controller's Museum, just click here to go directly to our signup page. Please consider supporting our efforts... everyone is welcome, and it's a lot of fun to boot!
 
VMAP Has A Flickr Photostream!
View, Rate, And Comment On Photos Of The Veterans Memorial Air Park
(Posted 03/01/2011)      

The staff is happy to invite you to visit Flickr to view photos from the Veterans Memorial Air Park and museum. Check back often as we plan to keep adding photos on a regular basis. The link is:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/veteransmemorialairpark/

Enjoy!

 
OBA/VMAP Now Has A LinkedIn Group
Join us on LinkedIn
(Posted 03/01/2011)      

We now have a group set up on the popular networking site LinkedIn. Join us here!
 
Join VMAP On Facebook!
(Posted 07/27/2010)      

VMAP is on Facebook! Everyone is invited to "Like" our Facebook page to keep up with the latest news, talk, and photos about the Veteran's Memorial Air Park and our associated museums.
 

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NEWS BRIEFS
 
OV-10X Informational Brochure
(Posted 07/01/2009)    

Here's a little bit more about Boeing's revival of the OV-10, which they're calling (for now at least) the OV-10(X) Super Bronco. Click here to view an OV-10X informational card that Boeing Integrated Defense Systems has been circulating recently at industry trade shows. It's still unknown whether this proposal will ever actually come to pass, though that probably depends largely upon whether any serious customers are found who are willing to commit to the project. It's still very much possible, though... the Bronco has a unique combination of capabilities that have never really been completely duplicated in one aircraft.
 

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THOUGHT OF THE DAY
 
Dutch Aviation Dictionary

AIRCRAFT - Der Fliegenwagen
JET TRANSPORT - Der Muchen Overgrossen Biggenmother Das Ist Fliegen Highenfaster Mit All Der Mach Und Flightenlevels. (Builten by der Boeing)
PROPELLER - Der Airfloggen Pushenthruster
ENGINE - Der Noisenmaken Pistonpusher Das Turnens Der Airfloggenfan Pushenthruster
JET ENGINE - Der Schreemen Skullschplitten Firespitten Smokenmaken Airpushenbacken Thrustermaker Mit Compressorsqueezen Und Turbinespinnen Bladenrotors. (Maden by der Pratten und Whitney)
CONTROL COLUMN - Der Pushenpullen Bankenyanken Schtick
RUDDER PEDALS - Der Tailschwingen Yawmaken Werks
PILOT - Der Pushenpullen Bankenyanken Tailschwingen Werker
PASSENGER - Der Dumbkopf Das Est Strappened En Der Baacken Mit Der Other Dumbkopfs Das Est Expecten To Leave Undgo On Scheduledtimen Und Arriven mit Der Luggagebags Somplaceneisen
STUDENT PILOT - Der Dumbkopf Das Learnen Fliegen Un Hopen To Jobenfinden Mit Der Airlinens
FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR - Der Timenbuilder Mit Less Den 1000 Hrs Multienginefliegen. Teachen Dumbkopfs To Fliegen Vile Waitenwatchen Fer Der Letter Mit Der Joboffering Frum United
AIRLINE TRANSPORT PILOT - Das Grosse Overpaiden Und Under Werken Whinencomplainer Biggen Schmuck Dat Fliegen Mit Das Big Airlinen
PARACHUTE - Der Stringencotten Das Est Usen To Floaten Der Tailschwingen Pushenpullen Bankenyanken Werker Down To Earthen Ven Der Fliegenwagen Est Kaputen
FAA - Der Friggenfliegen Dumbkopf Schmucks Das Maken Alder Rulens Und Regulations
HELICOPTER - Der Flingen Wingen Maschinen mit der Floppen Bladens dot ist Fliegen by der Dumbkopfs vas iss too Stupiden for Knowen dees Maschinens ees not Safen ver Fliegen.


 

 

 

 
 

OV-10B Bronco Crashes In UK
Tony de Bruyn Seriously Injured in Crash on July 10, 2012
Posted: 07/11/2012 06:53 PM
Updated: 07/11/2012 06:55 PM
By Mike Whaley

Tony De Bruyn in the cockpit of his OV-10 in 2011. (Photo via Bronco Demo Team)We were sad to learn that one of Bronco Demo Team's OV-10B Broncos crashed at Cotswold Airport in Kemble, England, on the afternoon of July 10, 2012. Following the crash, pilot and owner Tony De Bruyn, the sole occupant of the aircraft, was airlifted to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol with serious injuries. Tony is a long-time OBA member and head of the German Wing of the OBA (GWOBA) as well as the leader of the popular "Bronco Demo Team" which has gained many fans for their exciting Bronco flying displays at airshows around western Europe.

We will not know for a while what caused the crash, though it appears that the aircraft impacted the ground hard during a practice session for an upcoming airshow. Photos published in the media show the aircraft apparently impacted hard, skidded, and broke up into several sections. There was a post-crash fire. Nobody on the ground was hurt but authorities closed Cotswold Airport in order to fully investigate.

The Bronco Demo Team, based in Belgium, has three Broncos, all ex-Luftwaffe B-models originally used as aerial gunnery target tugs. The aircraft that crashed, serial number 99+32 / registration G-GZBK, had performed at the Royal International Air Tattoo in Fairford the weekend before the crash.

Please keep Tony and his family in your prayers.

You can follow the Bronco Demo Team on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bronco-Demo-Team ) or via their website (BroncoDemoTeam.com)

OV-10B Bronco 99+32 of the Bronco Demo Team (Photo by Tom Houquet, via Bronco Demo Team) The wreckage of the Bronco at Cotswold Airport in Kemble, England, July 10, 2012.
OV-10B Bronco 99+32 of the Bronco Demo Team (Photo by Tom Houquet, via Bronco Demo Team) The wreckage of the Bronco at Cotswold Airport in Kemble, England, July 10, 2012.
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A Higher Perspective - Aerial View of the Ft. Worth Veteran's Memorial Air Park
The 'Petting Zoo' captured by Jay Miller in Jan. 2011
Posted: 01/29/2011 02:40 PM
Updated: 01/29/2011 02:40 PM
By Mike Whaley

Our friend Jay Miller recently took this great aerial shot of the VMAP facility. Lots of work (always) remains to be done but as you can see, it's a neat facility with an interesting and growing collection of aircraft!

(Click on the image below to view a large, hi-res version)

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Awesome Flying Aluminum Bronco Model From Spain
Fidel Rama's Amazing Scale Bronco Taking Shape
Posted: 08/27/2010 05:17 PM
Updated: 08/27/2010 05:17 PM
By Mike Whaley

Awesome Aluminum Bronco Model From Spain Fidel Rama's Amazing Scale Bronco Taking Shape Lots of folks build models of Broncos, but once in a while we see something that really takes our breath away. This model from Fidel Rama in Spain is one of those! It's a 1/4 scale R/C (as in, flying!) model, and is actually made entirely of aluminum! Fidel's company, Badel Metalmodel, makes large aluminum R/C aircraft kits. Other offerings include a large Canadair CL-415 water bomber (with working water drop) and a Focke Wulf Fw-190, among others. For the large size and complexity, the prices seem quite reasonable as well. Check them out at Alumodel.com.

Click on the thumbnails below to view the full-size image:
Amazing construction, just like the real aircraft! The canopy of the Bronco is often the hardest part for modelers to get right. Just look at all those parts!
Quarter scale yields a rather large model... that's a 10 foot wingspan! The rear cockpit area. Wow.
The landing gear is another area that really affects the overall realism. Obviously, realism is NOT a problem here!
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One Tough Ride: The Story Of The OV-10 Bronco
Jami 'Hollywood' Clayman's OV-10 Documentary Is Now Available!
Posted: 07/07/2009 06:00 PM
Updated: 09/12/2009 02:21 PM
By OBA Staff


We are thrilled to announce that all the filming, researching, and producing is done and OBA member Jami "Hollywood" Clayman has finally released the most excellent film: One Tough Ride: The Story Of The OV-10 Bronco (The title pretty much explains it!)

You can learn more about this 42 minute film, view and download film clips and interviews, and purchase it on DVD at http://www.ov10film.com/.

Check it out! Buy a copy! Buy TWO copies! Just do it!

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