The BLUE SKY of Big Bear Lake
Tuesday July 4th early evening,
everyone in Big Bear Valley will get to experience the awesome Fly-over of
heritage aircraft over-head. The Mentor Heritage Flight of four aircraft
will be part of the Independence Day Celebration, that will precede the traditional
Spectacular Fireworks display and seen for miles around Big Bear Lake.
Three airplanes are Beechcraft T-34's, used
as Air Force and Navy trainers during the 1950's through the mid
1970's. Many Korean and Vietnam Veteran pilots trained in these aircraft.
The fourth is a Harman Rocket, which is a high-performance experimental
At approximately 7:30
P.M. these airplanes will be our atmosphere after their Fly-over in the
The Mentor Heritage Flight Pilots are: Tyler
Trickey, U.S. Navy retired, (lead aircraft), John Reed, U.S. Air
Force retired, (wingman), Branden Harrison, civilian pilot, (wingman) and John
Flippen, U.S. Navy veteran (wingman).
By E T Russell