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The Ramona Air Fair was held over the weekend of June 1-2.
Grumman S-2 Tracker #74, N406DF.
The Forest Service airtanker list identifies N406DF as Tanker #73.
North American B-25J, Pacific Princess has been registered as N9856C since 1963. It is currently owned by Ted Itano of Monterey Park, California. It still carries its original Air Corps tail number 43-28204. While still in the service of the Air Force, it was redesignated TB-25N. Idaho Aircraft Incorporated of Boise operated it as a tanker in 1963. Dennis Smilanich of Boise owned it from 1963 to 1966. Filmways Incorporated acquired it for use in the movie Catch-22 and then sold it to Ted Itano in 1972.
Douglas A-26B Invader, N119DR wears its original Army Air Force serial number of 43-34313. In 1963 it entered the civil register as N5457V. It was operated by Aero Atlas of Red Bluff, California and then sold to Wilson Aviation Industries of Lewiston, Idaho. Butler Aviation of Redmond, Oregon operated it as tanker #16 from 1966 to 1969. Conair Aviation of Abbotsford, British Columbia registered it in Canada as C-GHLK and operated it as tanker #323 from 1975 to 1988. It was restored to military configuration and flown in RCAF colors by the Reynolds Aviation Museum in 1988. It received its current registratoin in January 2000. Its owner is now David Lane of Poway, California.
Aerovodochody L29 Delfin is registered N6351Z. It has been owned by Mathew McLynn since October 2001. It was built in 1968. There are 93 L29 Delfins on the U.S. civil register.
Aerovodochody L29 Delfin, N50DG has been registered to Corporate Development Services of Carson City, Nevada since October 2000. It was built in 1968.
North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco, N409DF serves in the role of Air Attack, guiding tankers in to drop their retardant slurry on wildfires.
Despite appearances, Stout Bushmaster 2000, N750RW was built in 1985.
The Bushmaster 2000 has recently been painted in the colors of Tri-Motor Air Tours and is based at the Fullerton Airport. Call 1-800-493-3003 to fly in it.
North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco, N409DF
Travelair C-4000, NC379M has been registered to Stuart MacPherson of Creve Coeur, Missouri since 1978.
North American T-28B Trojan, N2206G has been registered to George Gaylor of Thermal, California since August 1990. Its North American construction number is 200-3. It still wears its original Navy Bureau Number of 137640. It was built in 1953.
North American T-28B Trojan, N130TD has been registered to San Diego Flight training Incorporated since March 2001. Its North American construction number is 219-29 and its Navy Bureau Number was 140030. It was built in 1955.
Beechcraft E17B Staggerwing, N50650 has been registered to Robert Kreutzer of San Diego, California since 1966. It was built in 1937.
Boeing Stearman N2S, N63555 has been registered to Mackenzie Aviation Incorporated since October 1995. It was built as a PT-17 for the Army Air Force in 1946.
Stout Bushmaster 2000, N750RW
RAF 2000 gyrocopter, N9KJ was built from a kit by Kenneth Janulewicz of Santee, California. It was registered in June 1998.
North American P-51D Mustang, N151AF Val Halla and P-51D and P-51D N2580 Six Shooter perform a formation take-off.
North American P-51D Mustang, N151AF Val Halla wears post war Air Force markings. Its North American construction number is 124-48278. It has been registered to the Heritage Flight Museum of Eastsound, Washington since February 1999. Its pilot is Bill Anders, who was on the Apollo 8 mission to the moon in 1968. Val Halla still wears its original Army Air Force serial number of 45-11525. It entered the civil register in March 1982 as N91JB. It was owned by John Macguire of Texas. After 1984, it was operated as Silver Ghost by the War Eagles Air Museum of Santa Theresa, New Mexico.
North American P-51D Mustang, N2580 Six Shooter is owned by Charles Hall of Madison, Montana. It has been registered N2580 since January 1996. It is a Cavalier Mk2 conversion. Its military serial was revised to 67-22580. It was supplied to FA Boliviana as FAB 520 in 1968. Arny Carnegie of Edmonton, Alberta registered it in Canada as C-GXUQ in 1977. It was owned by Neil McClain and operated by McClain Flight Services of Strathmore, Alberta from 1978 to 1984. It was registered in the United States as N151RK by Richard Korff of Lockport, New York in 1986. It carries the fictitious serial number 422850.
Grumman S-2T Turbo-Tracker #82, N422DF was seen at the Santa Barbara Airport just two days after this picture was taken.
Douglas A-1H Skyraider, NX39606 is registered to Warbird Aircraft of San Diego. Its Navy Buno was 139606, and it was delivered to the South Vietnamese Air Force. It was recovered through Thailand by Yesterday's Air Force in 1980. It was registered as N3915B by Military Aircraft Restoration Corporation at Chino in 1983. The Donald Douglas Museum at Santa Monica registered it as NX39606 in July 1988 and passed it on to the Santa Monica Museum of Flying in 1990.
North American P-51D Mustang, N2580 Six Shooter.
Douglas A-1H Invader, NX39606; North American P-51D Mustang, N151AF Val Halla; P-51D Mustang, N2580 Six Shooter, and T-28B Trojan, N2206G
Douglas A-1H Invader, NX39606; North American P-51D Mustang, N151AF Val Halla; and P-51D Mustang, N2580 Six Shooter
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