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Commemorative Air Force - Air Group One, San Diego

Commemorative Air Force - Air Group One, San Diego Air Group One is the San Diego Wing of the Commemorative Air Force dedicated to preserving the histo

Air Group One is the San Diego Wing of the Commemorative Air Force dedicated to preserving the history of the people and planes of World War II

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Sometimes   on our L-3 Grasshopper is about talking through the different ways to solve a problem...while chatting about...
01/03/2022

Sometimes on our L-3 Grasshopper is about talking through the different ways to solve a problem...while chatting about movie quotes and airport cafes...lol.

A few AG1 Members had a great time this morning at our first gathering of 2022 - breakfast at Gillespie Field Cafe. Our ...
01/03/2022

A few AG1 Members had a great time this morning at our first gathering of 2022 - breakfast at Gillespie Field Cafe. Our Safety Officer, Jerrid, even brought his 1947 Stinson 108 ✈

 from all of us at Air Group One San Diego! We are so  for all of you and our crew who helped make 2021 special. Can't w...
01/01/2022

from all of us at Air Group One San Diego! We are so for all of you and our crew who helped make 2021 special. Can't wait to meet more of you in #2022 ✈

"I suppose that most of us, on New Year's Eve, look back on the old year and count our blessings, and look forward to th...
12/31/2021

"I suppose that most of us, on New Year's Eve, look back on the old year and count our blessings, and look forward to the New Year with hope. If we are wise, we also note our failings and resolve to correct them..."

On 1943, British Deputy Prime Minister Clement Richard Attlee broadcast a message to a weary, but hopeful nation. His words are just as pertinent now as they were then β™‘

πŸ“· Britannica

Time is almost up for our  campaign! There are just a couple of days left to make your tax-deductible donation in suppor...
12/30/2021

Time is almost up for our campaign! There are just a couple of days left to make your tax-deductible donation in support of our L-5's restoration. Can you help us make it past $3500??

Click on https://fundrazr.com/b1uD6c for more information!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of our friends and fansπŸŽ„May your holiday be filled with fun, food, family/frie...
12/25/2021

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of our friends and fansπŸŽ„May your holiday be filled with fun, food, family/friends, and flying β›„

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Two of Betsy's biggest fans are so appreciative of everyone who has supported our  campaignπŸŽ„We have raised over $2000 so...
12/22/2021

Two of Betsy's biggest fans are so appreciative of everyone who has supported our campaignπŸŽ„We have raised over $2000 so far!

Don't worry - there is still plenty of time to donate and share our campaign. Just click on https://fundrazr.com/b1uD6c for more information!

Look at that!! Do you see it?! Our mighty little L-3E  has an engine AND a prop mounted back on thanks to a couple of  w...
12/21/2021

Look at that!! Do you see it?! Our mighty little L-3E has an engine AND a prop mounted back on thanks to a couple of who wanted to get dirty before our holiday party last weekend 😁

Don't forget! There is still time to her big sister, our L-5 for ! Click https://fundrazr.com/b1uD6c for more informationπŸŽ„

This is such an amazing opportunity for our little CAF unit and we greatly appreciate all of the support that we have re...
12/16/2021
L-5 Sentinel "Betsy" - N59AF

This is such an amazing opportunity for our little CAF unit and we greatly appreciate all of the support that we have received so far πŸŽ„ Please click below for our story and donate/share our campaign 🎁

Air Group One is the proud caretaker of a 1943 Stinson L-5 Sentinel, "Betsy". As one of the smaller CAF Units, the amazing volunteers of AG1 have had to work extra hard on her restoration and would appreciate your support! Click here for Betsy's story!

It's  and our  Roy and Bernell are popping by to see if you'll consider supporting  during the CAF  campaign!Betsy is ou...
12/14/2021

It's and our Roy and Bernell are popping by to see if you'll consider supporting during the CAF campaign!

Betsy is our 1943 L-5 and she needs an in-depth engine assessment, carb and magneto rebuild, and installation of avionics to get her flying in 2022.

Please check out https://fundrazr.com/b1uD6c to donate and share our campaign β™‘

Be honest...who else is  to the next air show?? It can't just be us 😁P.S. - YOU can help us get ready for  season by che...
12/11/2021

Be honest...who else is to the next air show?? It can't just be us 😁

P.S. - YOU can help us get ready for season by checking out our fundraiser for our L-5 .

Click on https://fundrazr.com/b1uD6c for more information!!

We hope you'll forgive another reminder during the  fundraiser, but we sure could use your help getting  flying again!Sw...
12/10/2021

We hope you'll forgive another reminder during the fundraiser, but we sure could use your help getting flying again!

Swipe to see the that our amazing have made in the last 18 months! We hope to have her back in the air Summer 2022 - can you help us meet that goal??

Click on https://fundrazr.com/b1uD6c for more information!!

When your Dad is the Wing Leader, it is guaranteed you will be put to work 😎 Cadet AJ was a huge help the other weekend ...
12/06/2021

When your Dad is the Wing Leader, it is guaranteed you will be put to work 😎

Cadet AJ was a huge help the other weekend - swipe to see him placing the access covers back onto the wings of our L-3.

The access covers had been removed for a routine inspection of the cables and connections located in the Grasshopper's fabric wings.

We are excited to share that Air Group One's 1943 Stinson L-5 Sentinel is part of this year's Commemorative Air Force 12...
12/03/2021

We are excited to share that Air Group One's 1943 Stinson L-5 Sentinel is part of this year's Commemorative Air Force 12 Planes of Christmas Campaign!

Plesse help us complete her restoration by donating to this project and sharing this campaign with your friends and family! Your support will get her flying!

fundrazr.com/b1uD6c

🎡 Do you see what I see? 🎡 The engine for our L-3E Grasshopper is back where it belongs! There is still plenty of work t...
12/01/2021

🎡 Do you see what I see? 🎡 The engine for our L-3E Grasshopper is back where it belongs! There is still plenty of work to do getting things inspected and signed off, but it is amazing to have the engine in place!!


**HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT**Air Group One is excited to announce that Betsy - our L-5 Sentinel - is one of this year's featured...
11/30/2021

**HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT**

Air Group One is excited to announce that Betsy - our L-5 Sentinel - is one of this year's featured planes! This fundraiser is an amazing for our CAF Squadron and your is greatly appreciated :)

to our Instagram, Facebook, and Website for more information and updates!

11/20/2021
CAF AG1 Meeting - Happening Today

Can't wait to see everyone at our monthly meeting today! So much to discuss and we even have a couple of special visitors from joining us!

Can y'all believe this is what Betsy looked like in May 2020?! Our Restoration Team has made SO much progress since then...
11/18/2021

Can y'all believe this is what Betsy looked like in May 2020?! Our Restoration Team has made SO much progress since then! Check out our feed for recent pics of this awesome L-5 Sentinel.

During , Aeronca L-3s (like our Looking Glass) joined other "Grasshoppers" in courier service, front-line liaison missio...
11/17/2021

During , Aeronca L-3s (like our Looking Glass) joined other "Grasshoppers" in courier service, front-line liaison missions, artillery fire direction, and pilot training.

Did you know that the Army Air Forces' liaison aircraft were generically called "Grasshoppers" after Major General Innis P. Swift observed an L-3's rough landing during maneuvers at Fort Bliss, TX in 1941??

Excited to report that the engine overhaul for our 1941 L-3E Grasshopper has been completed! We had a hangar work day th...
11/16/2021

Excited to report that the engine overhaul for our 1941 L-3E Grasshopper has been completed! We had a hangar work day this past weekend in preparation for mounting the engine. Tires, cleaning, organizing, fun 😊


 in 1942, a Japanese submarine torpedoed the USS Juneau during the Battle of Guadalcanal. There were only 10 survivors.T...
11/13/2021

in 1942, a Japanese submarine torpedoed the USS Juneau during the Battle of Guadalcanal. There were only 10 survivors.

The Sullivan brothers from Iowa enlisted in the Navy after a friend was killed during the bombing of Pearl Harbor. While it was Navy policy at that time to separate siblings, they enlisted with the provision that they stay together.

All 5 brothers - George, Frank, Joe, Matt and Al - perished in the attack on the Juneau. Their deaths became a rallying point for the war effort with posters - such as this one - honoring their sacrifice.

I don't know about y'all, but we love to fly! It may not have been in a warbird, but we still had an awesome flight arou...
11/12/2021

I don't know about y'all, but we love to fly! It may not have been in a warbird, but we still had an awesome flight around San Diego. Check out how beautiful looks!

Today, and every day, we honor our veterans and appreciate their service and sacrifice. Home of the free because of the ...
11/11/2021

Today, and every day, we honor our veterans and appreciate their service and sacrifice. Home of the free because of the brave πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

Celebrating the 246th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps today!! Where are our Devil Dog fans at??
11/10/2021

Celebrating the 246th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps today!! Where are our Devil Dog fans at??

Did you know that Betsy, our L-5 Sentinel, was chosen by  as one of this year's 12 Planes of Christmas?! Check out Page ...
11/09/2021

Did you know that Betsy, our L-5 Sentinel, was chosen by as one of this year's 12 Planes of Christmas?! Check out Page 4 of your most recent CAF Dispatch (Vol. 48, #8) for a quick sneak peek.

Also, keep your eyes on our website and social media for updates and information on this amazing opportunity to support our L-5 β™‘

So much truth to this 😎 Can't wait to restart our Warbird Rides Program when our L-5 Sentinel is back in the air next ye...
11/06/2021

So much truth to this 😎 Can't wait to restart our Warbird Rides Program when our L-5 Sentinel is back in the air next year!!

Today, we are  to June(ish) 1945 with a photo of a Stinson L-5 Sentinel flying over Naha, Okinawa, Japan. Isn't she a be...
11/04/2021

Today, we are to June(ish) 1945 with a photo of a Stinson L-5 Sentinel flying over Naha, Okinawa, Japan. Isn't she a beauty?

πŸ“·: US DoD

Interested in aviation? Passionate about preserving these  warbirds for future generations? CAF Air Group One has some e...
11/02/2021

Interested in aviation? Passionate about preserving these warbirds for future generations? CAF Air Group One has some exciting events on the horizon and we would love for YOU to be a part of them! Send us a message to learn how to get involved!

Happy Halloween! The Staff at AG1 wish all of our friends and followers a safe and fun Halloween πŸŽƒ
10/31/2021

Happy Halloween! The Staff at AG1 wish all of our friends and followers a safe and fun Halloween πŸŽƒ

And I thought my job was stressful πŸ˜‚ Wonder how many grey hairs we have given the A&P who works with our Restoration Tea...
10/29/2021

And I thought my job was stressful πŸ˜‚ Wonder how many grey hairs we have given the A&P who works with our Restoration Team... πŸ€”

 that later variants of our L-5 Sentinel were modified to carry a litter (stretcher) patient? Here is a 1945 L-5E/OY-1 o...
10/26/2021

that later variants of our L-5 Sentinel were modified to carry a litter (stretcher) patient?

Here is a 1945 L-5E/OY-1 owned and beautifully restored by our friend, . Swipe to see when Stinson staged a training exercise in 1944 to demonstrate the Sentinel's capability as an air ambulance.

πŸ“· and US National Archives

Let's be honest...the  process can feel like it takes forever, but the  are always worth it!!Here we see Bob, Boots, and...
10/25/2021

Let's be honest...the process can feel like it takes forever, but the are always worth it!!

Here we see Bob, Boots, and Mike (l. to r.) working on our L-5 during a Hangar Work Day while Yours Truly tries not to get in the way while taking pictures πŸ˜‚

Ever wonder why our L-5 Sentinel is named 'Betsy'? Years ago, AG1 Staff took inspiration from the 25th Liaison Squadron'...
10/24/2021

Ever wonder why our L-5 Sentinel is named 'Betsy'? Years ago, AG1 Staff took inspiration from the 25th Liaison Squadron's 'Bouncing Betsy II'. Here she is in New Guinea with her pilot, SSGT Jim Nichols (l.), standing by the pilot's door. Click to see a pic of our Betsy from March!

πŸ“·: US National Archives

I spy a little L-3B who wants to go out and fly β™‘ Luckily, her  is just about complete and she will be cruising over  ve...
10/23/2021

I spy a little L-3B who wants to go out and fly β™‘ Luckily, her is just about complete and she will be cruising over very soon!

For  this week, we are taking you to New Guinea during . Here we see a liaison pilot of the famed 25th Liaison Squadron ...
10/21/2021

For this week, we are taking you to New Guinea during . Here we see a liaison pilot of the famed 25th Liaison Squadron wearing a light flying suit and a summer 50-mission crush cap (typical flying clothing for the Southwest Pacific).

πŸ“·: USAF

It's  😎 Let's play  using one of my favorite  pictures!What could have taken their attention away from Rick's beautiful ...
10/20/2021

It's 😎 Let's play using one of my favorite pictures!

What could have taken their attention away from Rick's beautiful 1943 Boeing-Stearman Model 75 (PT-13)??

Those student pilot struggles πŸ˜‚
10/15/2021

Those student pilot struggles πŸ˜‚

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Mr. MacPetrie had a wonderful time, Air Group One - you brought him a fantastic and joyful experience! He is giddy as a schoolboy! Thanks, Beeco Custom Cabinetry for sponsoring the flyover at our golf tournament AND giving your dad a wonderful birthday gift!!
Great turnout today for the Air Group One Commemorative Golf Tournament at Maderas Golf Club.
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IT'S TODAY~ at 4:30pm... ~FlyDays~ at Gillespie Field Cafe
Kick Start your weekend with the Chris Fast Band! Wear your dancin' shoes and get ready to have a blast! As usual Right under the Tower at Gillespie Field Airport! Come Early and bring your friends! Spnosored by Commemorative Air Force - Air Group One, San Diego ~ Classic Planes, Cool Hot Rods anf lots of fun!
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