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OBA Logo Bronco Fest II Pictures
October 8-10, 1999
Grapevine, TX, USA
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Here are the pictures from Bronco Fest 99, Oct. 8-10. Read the related story here!

Bronco Fest is about people first and foremost, so I've put the airplane pictures at the end, and i hope I didn't botch anyone's name (if I did, please tell me, I've never been good with names really... yet I can remember at least 40 email addresses. Go figure.) As you can tell, there was a LOT to see and do during Bronco Fest weekend!! It was exhausting, but I can't wait for the next one!

All photos © 1999 Mike Whaley. Click on the thumbnails below for the full picture. Sorry if some of them aren't scanned in as sharply as I normally do... even at medium resolution there is still over 4MB of pictures!! (If you really need a good copy of something, let me know the filename and I'll see what I can do.)

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Bronco People Gee, how can you tell?
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A group of Bronco folks: (L-R) Mike Stirling (OBA), Richard "Chief" Rice (YAF), Ed Gillespie (NAA/Rockwell/Boeing), Glen Wright (USAF), Emerson Smith (NAA), Warren McGowan (NAA), somebody whose name I can't recall at the moment
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(L-R) Mike Stirling (OBA), Richard "Chief" Rice(YAF), Ed Gillespie (NAA/Rockwell/Boeing), Emerson Smith (NAA)
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Checkin' out 799
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Merlin with an OV-10A for the first time since 1993
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El Presidente: Ron "Sand Dollar" Fix at the door of the head office.
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Shop till you drop (or at least until you can't fit any more beer in the cart!!) Gordy "Bear" Evans, Tammi Bush, and myself (behind the camera) stock up on supplies while Grump heroically mans the phones.
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The Bronco Fest PX and initial meeting point
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Former OBA veep Jim "Dawg" Graham, on an undercover recon mission at Willhoite's
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El Bronqueros of the Venezuelan Air Force, Group 15!
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Aren't Sand Dollars supposed to be sun-bleached?
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Maney Aircraft's Don Overfield gives a briefing on worldwide Bronco ops to an enthusiastic crowd
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Jim, Robert and Donna Hodgson hold the t-shirt signed by everyone
OBA Headquarters Vintage Flying Museum, Saturday Morning
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Behold!! Our sign stands proudly for all the world to see.
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The display case in OBA HQ
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The plaque signifying the founding of the OBA
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Displays within the VFM, just outside the door of the OBA HQ.
Random Bronco Fest Scenes
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Welcome to BF99!
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All Hail The Bronco Express!
 
The Sandy Chronicles We're nothing if not slightly twisted
The producers wish to state that no mannequins were harmed in the making of this website. Click for large picture
We were duly greeted by Sandy as we arrived...
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Some of us came here for the airplanes. Some of us, well... didn't... Sandy was in for more than she bargained for.
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Mike Stirling has finally found true love (awwwww...)
The Infamous Party at Willhoite's Friday night
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Gerry Fix and Pedro Cuadros get jiggy wit it!
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Wow, Venezuelans are real party animals!
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Watch out for Peggy and George Gehrkens, they're wild!! Glen Wright was still able to wear his flight suit.
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Some of the women of the OBA... from left to right, Tammi Bush, Gerry Fix, Donna Hodgson and Kristy Wilson
The Big Dinner Joe's Crab Shack, Saturday Night
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Preparing for dinner at Joe's
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Spontaneous reunion: Glenn Wright meets John Alexitis again for the first time in many years.
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Angela Bennett, daughter of Steve Bennett (Covey 87), receiving an OV-10A model from her good friend Mike Brown (Wolfman 45, Covey's backseater.) This was a very touching thing to see.
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The Bronco Buster 99 plaque
DOS's OV-10D The world's coolest cropduster
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The Bronqueros with the DOS OV-10D
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The cargo bay of the DOS OV-10D showing spray tank. (See the DOS section for a lot more info on the DOS ships.)
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The fuselage of the OV-10D... the level of herbicide (or extra fuel) is visible from the outside.
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The nose of the DOS OV-10D
TAC's OV-10A Bronco: USAF 68-03799 Vintage Flying Museum / OBA Headquarters
This ex-USAF OV-10A (USAF S/N 68-03799) belongs to the Texas Air Command and currently lives just outside the VFM's main hangar, just a few feet from OBA's world headquarters. Click for large picture
799's nose
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Left side of 799's nose
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The retractable boarding steps on the right side of the fuselage
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Front cockpit area.
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Rear cockpit area.
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799's cargo door.
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799's cargo door and dorsal fairing.
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The front of the nosegear wheel well.
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The rear of the nosegear wheel well.
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The left-side main gear.
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The right-side main gear.
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The stall indicator on the right wing.
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The antenna on the right tailboom.
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The left tailboom.
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The tail...
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The elevator and mass balance.
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More of the elevator.
   
Modern Bombers Alliance Airshow
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A small part of the Alliance flight line.
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A bomber that's almost as old: the venerable B-52H (they even have wrinkles!)
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Old vs. New... which will retire first? I'm placing my bets on the BUFF lasting longer!
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B-1B bomber engine... there's nothing on earth quite like a B-1B on a full afterburner touch and go!
Jets Alliance Airshow
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The Collings Foundation's beautiful F-4 Phantom, flown by Vietnam ace Brig. Gen. Steve Richie.
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Phantoms Phorever!
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One of the Stealth Squadron's T-38s... a couple of these planes had rather severe hail damage.
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Nice T-33, with deep blue metallic metal flake paint.
World War 2 VFM and Alliance Airshow
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Chuckie, the Pathfinder B-17 that is the flagship of the Vintage Flight Museum, was down for an engine mount repair.
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A nice-looking B-26 Invader of the Confederate Air Force.
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Beautiful SB2C-5 Helldiver. This is a very rare aircraft.
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Fairchild XNQ-1
Hawker Hunters VFM and Alliance Airshow
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The VFM's Hawker Hunter
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Are these not some of the most elegant lines of any fighter aircraft?
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Oooooohhhh... another Hunter!
 
Miscellaneous Aircraft Stuff VFM and Alliance Airshow
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Now here's a sight you just don't see every day! There's a used F-111 ejection pod in the background.
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AH-64 Apache helicopter... you really don't want to get on the wrong side of one of these guys.
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I think this was made by Piaggio.
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No idea what this is... but it's kinda cute.

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Jorge Gutierrez
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Zavenetem 1
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Belgium
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Fax: + 32 2 758 02 70
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agila@cavite.net
 
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