Long time members, Vic Hansen and Minard Thompson (orange carrot) flying in the North West.
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Past newsletters are available on CD
IBDA Memorabila - up dated 30 Nov 2001

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50th ANNIVERSARY -
PHOTO REVIEW

Birddog Flight instruction


FREE!!
Download the free L-19 paper model from Paper Paradise,
courtesy of Chip Fyn. Information about the model. Be sure to take a look around at the other planes that are available from Paper Paradise.

 

  

This site is full of information about the wonderful aircraft called the Bird Dog. If you're not a member of the IBDA, you can sample the contents by clicking on the links at the left.

If you own a Bird Dog or dream of owning one, if you flew one in your military career, or if you simply love aircraft and flying, the IBDA may be for you. If you join the IBDA, you'll have full access to the rest of the information on this website!

Presently the IBDA museum is on hold waiting until we have the man power to staff it properly, a suitable space available and a budget that would allow us to have a proper museum.

Check back to this website for future updates and information about the museum!

 

   

 

 

The Bird Dog was first built in 1950 by the Cessna Aircraft Co., as a reconnaissance plane for the U.S. Army. Between 1950 and 1964, 3,398 airframes were built. Called the L-19 until 1962, it was then redesignated the O-1. It saw extensive combat duty in Korea and Vietnam. The Bird Dog served with the U.S. Army, USAF, USMC and a host of 19 foreign countries, some of which are still flying the venerable Bird Dog today. Many people (and of course we do) consider the Bird Dog the finest observation aircraft ever produced.

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A great book documenting "Chino", the planes and place. There is no other airport like Chino.

Many of our IBDA members hangar at Chino and you'll see their Birddogs pictured in this book.

THE EXCLUSIVE COMPLETE HISTORY OF THE MOST IMPORTANT WARBIRD AIRPORT IN THE WORLD. LEARN ABOUT CAL-AERO FIELD

Hardcover / chromecoat pages over 400 colors and black & White photographs / 80% unpublished...

Retail price $44.95 plus Shipping, Order:
Fox-2 Productions, P.O. Box 20121, Riverside, CA 92516
909 274-0547 FAX 274-0548

 

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