Planning for BroncoFest, the one-of-a-kind gathering of OV-10 enthusiasts held every two years by the OV-10 Bronco Association, is happening at a rapid pace. The event, which attracts enthusiasts from around the world, will be held October 19-21, 2001 in Ft. Worth. One highlight is that there is a good chance that there will be two OV-10s at this year's event, an OV-10D from the State Department and an A model sent by NASA. "We expect the weather should be good in October, so barring other circumstances we expect they'll make it. We are quite blessed to have such a positive working relationship with both State, NASA, and other groups." says OBA founding member Mike Whaley, who also runs the group's website (http://www.ov-10bronco.net) The last BroncoFest, held in October 1999, attracted approximately 80 registered participants. The OBA expects to increase those numbers this year, and the event has been restructured to make it more family-friendly. "These guys know how to party, but it's nice because it's still a safe and fun environment even for families. It's about having fun and making friends. Get Bronco people together and you see a lot of genuine history coming out when they start telling stories!!"
Anyone who is interested in participating is invited and encouraged to attend. Pre-registration is encouraged, but membership in the group is not required to attend the gathering. For more information, please see the BroncoFest III Info Page.