|The OV-10 Museum|
A major part of the purpose and charter of the OV-10 Bronco Association is to run a museum dedicated to preserving the history associated with the Bronco. To this end, we accept donations of memorabilia. The memorabilia is catalogued, and we display as much of it as possible. As new things are donated all the time, it is hard to say exactly whether we currently have a particular item that we didn't have previously. We do have a whole lot of stuff, though, ranging from original Dash-1's (flight manuals) to patches to gunsights to the first OV-10 Mockup and major airframe components. Ultimately we will have a flying museum, at least one flying Bronco that will be available for airshows and the like.
Visiting The Museum
The OBA Museum facility is located at the south end of Meacham Field in Fort Worth, TX. Please stop on in and see us, we'd love to show you around!!
Map adapted from material originally published by NOTAAM.
If you wish to fly your aircraft directly into Meacham Field (FTW), extensive information is available from AirNav.com. We recommend parking your aircraft at Texas Jet - they are near the museum, and many folks say they're the best FBO ever. Tell them the OBA sent you!
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For thorough information on flying into Meacham field, visit AirNav.com OBA/VFM's location is denoted by "Museum" on this map (adapted from material published by AirNav.com, current as of 11/1/01.)
Do You Want to Donate Something, or Request a Loan from OBA's Collection?
Eventually we may be able to bring you some or all of our museum archive listings to this website, so you may easily see what is in the collection from anywhere in the world. For now, if you have a need to get information about a particular item, or if you have something related to Broncos that you would like to donate to a group that would ensure that it's properly preserved and available to share with future generations, please contact us directly. Our museum curator is Garry "Niedermeyer" Goff (USAF, 704 & 27 TASS), who may be reached at email@example.com.
Read the OBA Collections Policy (MS Word, 127KB) - This explains the terms under which the OBA handles donations and loans of our collection.
Occasionally, we've had inquiries from people concerned that OBA might be selling donated items on online auction sites for profit. This is not true. Keep in mind that OBA members often trade/sell/buy items in this manner on a personal basis, and often turn around and donate items so purchased to the museum collection. Except by special arrangement, all donations to the OBA collection become the legal exclusive property of the Association, and cannot be sold except as in accordance with our charter and official policies.
Situations may arise in which it is quite prudent to use "excess" donated materials (i.e., items which are not considered to be rare, and are duplicated within the collection, or are not directly OV-10 related) in order to obtain other items which are rare, have a great historical value, that we don't have any examples of, or that are more closely related to our purpose. For example, we may trade someone a couple of patches that we already have 10 copies of in exchange for a patch that is very difficult to find. Or if we have acquired an oxygen mask from an F-4, we may be able to trade it for an OV-10 navigation light. Bartering is standard operating procedure for most aviation-related museums, and often is an important part of building up the depth of a museum's collection. Please keep in mind that by donating an item that later is traded or used to fund the purchase of an OV-10 item, you have still played an important role in building our museum and expanding our collection!
We work hard to maintain the trust of our donors and members, and we are to be held accountable to them that we are properly handling all assets entrusted to us. We want to preserve at least one or two examples of every Bronco-related item that we can find, and often more if possible. Only when that goal is furthered do we consider the sale or trade of excess items - most donations will remain in OBA's collection permanently. If you have any concerns or ideas, or would like to help maintain our growing collection, please Contact Garry and tell us - we welcome all the help we can get!
OV-10 Bronco Association, Inc.
Jim "Grump" Hodgson
Board of Directors:
|Vice President:||Jim "Grump" Hodgson|
|Executive Director:||Jim "Grump" Hodgson|
Colombian Wing OBA
EUROPE / UK
German Wing OBA
Tony De Bruyn
P.O. Box 70
Phone: + 32 2 758 02 60
Fax: + 32 2 758 02 70
Philippine Wing OBA
Capt. Silvestre U. Glinoga, Jr.
16th Attack Squadron
Sangley Air Base
Cavite City, Philippines 4101
Phone: (006346) 431-1492
Venezuelan Wing OBA
(Info coming soon)