Air Group One BBQ & Member Meeting
Feb
25
11:00 am11:00

Air Group One BBQ & Member Meeting

  • Air Group One Hangar #13

AIR GROUP ONE

BBQ and General Member Meeting


SPECIAL GUEST

WWII Veteran & Tuskegee Airman
Nelson Robinson

And other members from the Gen. Benjamin O. Davis Chapter of Tuskegee Airman Inc


Join us for our Monthly Member Meeting. 

Flydays! with Antique Aircraft and Vintage Cars
Mar
3
4:30 pm16:30

Flydays! with Antique Aircraft and Vintage Cars

  • Gillespie Field Cafe

Air Group One and the Gillespie Field Cafe present

Join us as the Gillespie Field Cafe comes alive with sounds of Live Music, Good Food, Great People, Hot Rod Cars, and WWII and Antique Airplanes.

 

Special Guest Organization

TBD

plus SNJ-5, T-34, Stearmans & more!

 

Pre-Order a warbird ride in an SNJ/T-6 for that special someone.  Special event rides as low as $125.

 

Special Musical Guest

Bill Magee Blues Band

Voted the Best Blues Band in San Diego by the San Diego Music Association and Reader Magazine; one of the most sought after local bands in the city. He has also been featured in numerous newspaper, radio and television interviews.

Since his first CD, "Steppin' Out", he has just been tearin' up the San Diego Blues Scene. His album "Low Down Dirty Blues" has received rave reviews in several publications such as "Blue Ink". His latest work entitled "Good Morning Mississippi (Thank You For Being My Home)" is available online at his website http://billmageeblues.com

Bill's own New York/Chicago style blues live performances are electrifying. You'll be moving and grooving to every one of his beats. Bill Magee connects with his audience as his music flows like magic.


Bill Magee Facebook

Bill Magee Website 

 

Special Car Guests

40's & 50's Hot Rods

FlyDays Air Group One

Want to display your vintage or unique aircraft at FlyDay?

Are you a Pin-up Model & want to participate?

Contact Christopher

T: 619-871-8061
Email Christopher

Gillespie Pilot's Association General Meeting
Mar
4
9:00 am09:00

Gillespie Pilot's Association General Meeting

  • Gillespie Field Admin Building

This is a reminder of the upcoming Gillespie Pilots Association Meeting and will be held at the Gillespie Field Administration/Terminal Building, 1960 Joe Crosson Drive, El Cajon.

Due to all of the recent activity by the anti-airport group A.S.A.P., much of the discussion will be dedicated to the planning and action by GPA to counter this group. All of our members play an important part in stopping this anti-airport group from causing damage to our airport, whether it be towards an individual pilot, flight schools, or the redevelopment of the 70 acres. We need to protect the valuable asset that we have in our airport, and all its important key components.

Following the GPA meeting at 10:30 a.m., we will be flying kids through our EAA Young Eagles Program. We expect to have about 15 kids flying this month. If you are a pilot, and able to fly some kids, please reply to this email. Thank you in advance for volunteering for this important event!

As always, free coffee and Mary’s Donuts will be served at our meeting. We hope you can make it to this important meeting!

 

Safe flying!

Rick Fordem

Gillespie Pilots Association

About GPA

GPA's general membership meetings are typically held the first Saturday of every month at 9:00 a.m. in the Gillespie Field Administration Building, 1960 Joe Crosson Drive, El Cajon, CA 92020.  Refreshments are provided, and meetings usually last about an hour (though hangar talk can go on indefinitely afterwards).

Our general meetings are a good place for you to get to know your fellow Gillespie pilots and to find out what's going on at your airport.

A message from GPA President Rick Fordem

Greetings GPA Members, Gillespie Field Businesses, Airport Staff and FAA Tower Controllers:

It’s once again a favorite holiday season and that means fun, family, friends, vacations, and planning future goals along with developing new friendships.

As your newly elected President of the Gillespie Pilots Association, (how did this happen???), I wish to give a giant ‘THANK YOU’ to our hard working and dedicated past President, Brian Myers. We will miss his strong leadership and I will find it a most difficult task to come close in matching his fine performance. Thank you Brian for serving our Pilots, Users and Businesses here at Gillespie Field for the past four years as our President! You be the man!

Our wonderful and productive Pilots Association would not be where it is today without our past and 2017 awesome V.P. Leslie Day. Wowa, I love her emails that keep us all in line and informed. Thank you Leslie! Thanks also to our past and 2017 dedicated secretary, Jill Geary and the money man Doug Ferry for keeping us legal with the $$, taxes and all that Treasurer stuff. And finally a thank you for stepping up and serving on the 2017 Board of Directors goes to Vern Cagan, Brian Meyers, Tom D’Amico and Allan Bresee. Great additions! Exciting times are coming our way.

I will soon be addressing the Officers and Board on my goals and objectives for GPA in 2017 and future years. The Gillespie Pilots Association is an extremely important group for many reasons and I plan to build on what we have proudly accomplished since the beginning of GPA in 1996. We have come a very long way and I see it
only getting better due to the talented and dedicated membership we have. So stand by, 2017 is going to be productive, fun and SAFE! Please surf our great web page at www.gillespiepilots.org. If you haven’t been on it in a while give it a couple of minutes. AND If not a member, we would love to have you.

That’s it for now. Just wanted to say hi and give thanks. I hope to see you all at our first 2017 meeting on Saturday, January 7th at the Gillespie Field terminal building at 09:00 AM. Until then.........

Have a very Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and if flying, think Safety.
— Rick Fordem, President GPA
4th Annual FlyDays! with Mustangs
Apr
7
4:00 pm16:00

4th Annual FlyDays! with Mustangs

  • 2015 N Marshall Ave El Cajon, CA, 92020

Air Group One and the Gillespie Field Cafe present


The 4th Annual

with Mustangs! 


Join us as the Gillespie Field Cafe comes alive with sounds of Live Music, Good Food, Great People, Hot Rod Cars and WWII and Antique Airplanes!

Special Guests

Ken "Wags" Wagner & Lady Alice

Chuck Hall & "Six Shooter"

 
 

Special Musical Guest

TBD

 

Special Car Guests

Shelby Cobra Car Club, David Huber's Roush P-51 Mustang car, Model A's & other Mustangs


Gillespie Field Cafe

4 PM - 8 PM

Live Music at 4:30 PM

No Cover Charge, Free Parking

Google Map


Want to display your vintage or unique aircraft at FlyDay?

Are you a Pin-up Model & want to participate?

Contact Christopher

T: 619-871-8061
Email Christopher

Air Group One Commemorative Golf Tournament
May
19
12:00 pm12:00

Air Group One Commemorative Golf Tournament

  • Maderas Golf Club

Air Group One Commemorative Golf Tournament

COMMEMORATE • EDUCATE • MOTIVATE

Held at the beautiful Maderas Golf Club in sunny San Diego, this fundraising tournament supports Air Group One's Mission of Education and Commemoration.


Tournament Contact

Angela

858-442-0572

E-mail Angela

Sponsorships & Donations

Jennifer

Email Jennifer


ABOUT MADERAS GOLF CLUB

Welcome to Maderas Golf Club in San Diego, a Johnny Miller masterpiece. Rated the top ranked Golf Course in San Diego County seven consecutive years by the Zagat Survey, Maderas Golf Club offers beauty and challenge as it winds through the cliffs, rock outcroppings, creeks, and forests of the inland hill country of north San Diego.

Golf in San Diego has never been better, step onto the first tee and enjoy the courses three lakes, five waterfalls, and over forty acres of native wildflowers. Maderas Golf Club is the number one golf course in San Diego for a reason, experience it for yourself.


Remembering Pearl Harbor | Commemorative Flyover at 1pm
Dec
10
10:00 am10:00

Remembering Pearl Harbor | Commemorative Flyover at 1pm

  • Cabrillo Monument

Remembering Pearl Harbor

 

Air Group One's SNJ-5 "Sassy" will perform a Commemorative flyover of Fort Rosecrans in Honor of the Past and to Inspire the Future

 

Overview of the event:

We are celebrating the National Park Service centennial all throughout 2016 and the culminating event for this historic milestone at Cabrillo National Monument will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor and the United States entrance into World War II. The theme is life of the home front, honoring the past and inspiring the future. We aim to share with the public how the war affected the daily lives of people living in the United States.

As we look forward to the next 100 years of stewardship, how will we interpret the stories and events of the 21st century in our parks? We invite you to join us for this important event.

The event will feature:

  • Tours of the restored military history bunker Battery Command E by reenactors dressed in period correct attire.
  • A flyover by a WWII era plane, a 1943 SNJ-5, "Sassy.” THE AIRPLANE THAT TRAINED MANY OF OUR AMERICAN AND ALLIED WWII PILOTS!
  • Lady Liberty Car Show, featuring cars from 1940’s and earlier. Vote for the people’s choice award and get your photo taken with classy ladies dressed in the finest 1940’s period dresses.
  • An interpretative exhibit displaying the Medal of Honor awarded to William Cronan in 1906 for his heroic actions during the explosion of the gunboat USS Bennington in 1906. William Cronan went on to serve as a Lieutenant Commander in Hawaii during WWII.
  • Guided Ranger walks to the searchlight bunker and generator room.
  • Presentations by men and women who lived on the home front in San Diego during the war.
  • Ranger programs about what life was like in the United States during the war.
Air Group One's ASTEM Program and Palomar Airport Field Trip - Dec 5th & Dec 8th
Dec
5
Dec 8

Air Group One's ASTEM Program and Palomar Airport Field Trip - Dec 5th & Dec 8th

  • Palomar Airport

Air Group One's ASTEM Program to participate in local school field trips hosting over 370 kids at the Palomar Airport on two days. Dec 5th & Dec 8th 10am - 12pm both days

 

Air group One's SNJ5 Sassy and L-3 will participate on alternating days

IT'S SASSY ANNUAL TIME!! | VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Nov
17
Nov 19

IT'S SASSY ANNUAL TIME!! | VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

  • Air Group One

Have you ever wondered...? Part 2

 

IT'S SASSY ANNUAL TIME

Ok, so it ain't glamorous, but if you've a hankerin' for some good ol' fashioned - under the hood - grease work. Look no further than Air Group One's own SNJ "Sassy"

We'r continuin Dirty Girl month around these parts and us folks here are lookin for some grease monkeys to lend a paw. Opposable thumbs not required.

Come high 9am Nov 17th at the Air Group One corral, come for an hour or the whole day. Sidle on by and sit for a spell. It's all good. And we'll do it again December 1st - 4th

Hope to see you here partner. 

Vintage Wings & Wheels Fall Festival 2016
Nov
5
9:00 am09:00

Vintage Wings & Wheels Fall Festival 2016

  • Allen Airways Museum

Join Air Group One in supporting the San Diego Chapter of the Antique Airplane Association' Vintage Wings & Wheels Fall Festival 

We are pleased to announce that on November 5, 2016 the AAASDC club will be having an awesome family event for the members at Allen Airways Museum that spills out into Speer Field, the surrounding parking lots and fields of Gillespie Field in El Cajon.

We are forecasting to have the following antique auto clubs:

  • Model A Club(s)
  • Packard Club
  • Antique Truck Club
  • Branch 22 Antique Tractor Club

We will also be displaying some amazing antique & vintage airplanes, of course. Live Auctions including "once in a lifetime" airplane rides to raise scholarship funds for our chapter to give out to the next generation of Antiquers. "Keep them flying!!"

There will also be live music & entertainment, food, raffles, auctions and several other activities for the whole family and friends to enjoy.

Thank you and hope to see all of you at this amazing event!!!

Air Group One Celebrates the 51st Annual Borrego Days Desert Festival
Oct
22
Oct 23

Air Group One Celebrates the 51st Annual Borrego Days Desert Festival

  • Borrego Springs

Join Air Group One and "Sassy" in celebration of the 51st annual Borrego Days festival

Air Group One will be selling rides on our SNJ-5 Sassy at the Borrego Valley Airport all day Saturday October 22nd. Join us there!

In Borrego Springs we are completely surrounded by nature, set in the midst of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.  Enjoy our nature on your own terms, hike a desert canyon or just relax by the pool, play some golf or watch the roadrunners, and always amaze yourself with our dark night sky.  There is no hustle-bustle here.  Borrego Springs is a small town and we're proud of that, a small town that will seem like home as soon as you get here.

  • The 51st Borrego Days Desert Festival brings together the best parts of this gorgeous desert town: beautiful art, world class hospitality, lovely weather, desert blooms, and family fun!

  • The FREE festivities begin Friday, October 21, 5 PM – 9 PM and continue Saturday, October 22 from 10 AM – 9 PM and Sunday, October 23 from 10 AM - 5 PM at Christmas Circle, Borrego’s green oasis.

  • Make Saturday morning October 22 a family affair and head into the heart of town for the beloved Borrego Days Parade, featuring 80 over-the-top entries!  

  • Find a spot along Palm Canyon Drive or on the Circle and settle in to witness the excitement of the Borrego Days Parade as it steps off at 10 AM with a spectacular multi-plane flyover.

  • Dance along with marching bands as competing schools from San Diego, Imperial and Riverside counties play to win first place.

  • Watch in awe as Spanish, trick and western reenactment equestrian groups mount up and take the parade route.

  • Admire the beauty of the classic cars as they roll through town and wave enthusiastically to catch the eye of the queens and their courts.

The Borrego Days Parade is a showcase of the creativity that exemplifies this beautiful desert gem of a town. As the parade wraps up, the festivities continue at the Circle. Wander through the rows of booths and enjoy the talented artists, large variety of one-of-a-kind goods, refreshing cold brews in the beverage garden, and a plethora of delicious festival food offerings. Live music will get you in the groove to dance away your day in the shade.

The children will be delighted with all the special activities in store for them in the carnival fun zone, open until 5PM daily Saturday and Sunday. Make it a weekend to remember as you Resort to Nature with family and friends at the 51st Annual Borrego Days Desert Festival.

For more information please call (760) 767-5555 or visit  BorregoDays.com.  The Borrego Days Desert Festival is a project of the Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce & Visitors’ Bureau (VisitBorrego.com), serving the needs of the community of Borrego Springs since 1950, and with the support of its 501(c)(3) public benefit fiscal sponsor the Borrego Festivals Foundation (BFF.NGO).

"Sassy" is a dirty girl!
Sep
17
12:00 pm12:00

"Sassy" is a dirty girl!

  • Air Group One

Bath time for "Sassy"!

In preparation for the Miramar airshow, Air Group One's SNJ-5 "Sassy" needs a bath! Join us after the pancake breakfast and help scrub this dirty gal clean. The more the merrier and we'll be done faster than you can say free pizza for lunch!

We Need YOU to help! Email Christopher to join the wash party or just show up and be ready to get git er' done!

Air Group One at America on Main Street | Volunteers Needed!
May
21
12:00 pm12:00

Air Group One at America on Main Street | Volunteers Needed!

  • Main Street

Come Support Air Group One!!! 

This year America on Main is celebrated on May 21 and is planned to coincide with Armed Forces Day. This entertaining and exciting family friendly event is held in Downtown El Cajon on East Main Street and Rea Avenue, between Magnolia and Claydelle Avenues, from 12pm to 8pm with expected attendance of 30,000!

America on Main Street is an Admission FREE event
in the Heart of Downtown El Cajon on
May 21 from 12pm - 8pm!

THE FLYGIRLS WASP EVENT
Mar
20
1:00 pm13:00

THE FLYGIRLS WASP EVENT

  • Jet Source Inc

The Red Door Films, Delta Air Lines, Jet Source & Women in Aviation International, San Diego Chapter are proud to present: The Greatest Generation Meets the Next Generation: Women in Flight.

A Flight Suit Social* Toast to the WASP!

Join us, Sunday, March 20th at the Jet Source Hangar for an unforgettable afternoon including:

  • Champagne toast to Guests of Honor, our Women Airforce Service Pilots
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Panel Discussion with Women Airforce Service Pilots and recent female veteran aviators with audience Q & A
  • Photo ops with WASP, including Bee Haydu, Edna Davis & Alyce Rohrer
  • Surprise special guests
  • Book signings 
  • Silent Auction
  • FlyGirls t-shirts, mugs, & totes available

*For those who might not know, a "Flight Suit Social" is a special event for aviators to wear their flight uniforms with pride. All aviators encouraged to come in their flight suits!

Parking: Jet Source is providing parking, but it is limited, so please car pool. Please contact us if you have any questions.

All proceeds to benefit locating and interviewing the last remaining WASP for the special features of the miniseries, FlyGirls. 

Special thanks to our sponsors Jet Source & Women in Aviation, International, San Diego Chapter!

WHEN

Sunday, March 20, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (PDT) - Add to Calendar

WHERE

Jet Source Inc. - 2056 Palomar Airport Road Carlsbad, CA 92011 - View Map

FlyGirls the Series

Organizer of The Greatest Generation Meets The Next Generation: Women In Flight

AG1 A-STEM at SD Festival of Science & Engineering
Mar
5
9:00 am09:00

AG1 A-STEM at SD Festival of Science & Engineering

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!

Contact Matt Jernejcic for details

Air Group One's A-STEM program will be showcased at The San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering on March 5th. The festival is a ten-day educational experience including interactive demonstrations, hands-on activities and dynamic speakers to engage kids and families in all that encompasses STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). The week kicks off with its largest event EXPO Day (March 5th) at PETCO Park. EXPO Day is free and open to the public. Hundreds of community businesses and organizations will participate in EXPO Day in addition to over 60 programs and events that will follow throughout the week all throughout the county of San Diego. More than 75,000 kids, parents, teachers, industry leaders and community members are anticipated to attend during Festival Week.

Air Group One CAF 12 Planes of Christmas Giving Event
Dec
1
Dec 31

Air Group One CAF 12 Planes of Christmas Giving Event

  • Air Group One CAF

The first ever 12 Planes of Christmas campaign to support the Commemorative Air Force aircraft will be held the month of December. Give to one of the CAF's most valuable programs - the Restoration Grant Fund. Join the CAF members and warbird enthusiasts in support of restoring, maintaining and flying these vintage military aircraft. 

Veterans Day on the USS Midway!
Nov
11
10:00 am10:00

Veterans Day on the USS Midway!

  • USS Midway

AIR GROUP ONE NEEDS YOU

Air Group One needs help supporting the USS Midway Museum on Nov 11th for their annual Veteran's Day Salute. The event will begin with Sassy and one other (TBD) SNJ/T-6 flyover during the National Anthem and will be covered by a variety of local community and media organizations including NBC-7 news.
 
The USS Midway is specifically looking for the Air Group One Tent/Info Booth to be manned, as well as the pedal planes.

If anyone is available to volunteer please email Adam Smith 

It's a great opportunity to continue our prosperous relationship with the USS Midway.


Date: November 11, 2015
Time: 10 AM - 4 PM
Location: USS Midway

** Free Admission for Military Veterans w/ ID - November 11, 2015 **

Join us to say "Thank You" to our military veterans with food, live entertainment, KidzZone, activities, prizes, and more! 

Festivities will include:

  • San Diego Blood Bank Blood Drive, 10 AM - 3 PM (free museum admission with donation)
  • Veterans Day Parade, 11 AM
  • NBC 7 Salute to Service Festival, 12 PM - 4 PM
  • Vintage War Plane Flybys!

Howard Merritt   Celebration of Life
Nov
8
2:30 pm14:30

Howard Merritt Celebration of Life

  • Allen Airways Flying Museum

HOWARD MERRITT

Please join the Merritt Family, and all of Gillespie Field, Sunday afternoon, November 8th, at 2:30pm to celebrate the life of Howard Leroy Merritt.  

 

Few people enjoyed life more than Howard. We will host a memorial service and lite dinner to observe the 80 wonderful years of his life with family and friends. Bring your Howard story to share, as we celebrate together how this happy and caring man touched all our lives.

Please no flowers are necessary. If you wish to honor Howard, the family suggests a gift to Air Group One, or The American Cancer Society

If there are any questions, please call Glen at 619-405-5731

Click HERE to read a 2011 UT Article about Howard


Allen Airways Flying Museum

North Marshall Ave. 100 yards west from the base of the Gillespie control tower. Signs will direct you to parking and the hanger.

We would like to thank Mr. Bill Allen for the generous donation allowing us to hold this celebration at the Allen Airways Flying Museum, at Gillespie field airport.

 
AirShow San Diego Volunteer Party
Jul
25
1:00 pm13:00

AirShow San Diego Volunteer Party

  • Air Group One

AirShow Volunteer Thank You Party

Join your fellow volunteers and celebrate a successful Air show. Food and drink are on us and you may even win a prize!

Questions? Contact Debbie
debbzzz5@gmail.com| 619-916-8151 

Take a look at the Air Show FB Photo Album here!

YOUTH AVIATION EDUCATION DAY AT AIRSHOW SAN DIEGO 2015
Jun
19
9:00 am09:00

YOUTH AVIATION EDUCATION DAY AT AIRSHOW SAN DIEGO 2015

  • AirShow San Diego

Friday June 19, 2015, 9AM – 3PM at Gillespie Field before the 2015 AirShow San Diego. Scheduled reserved escorted group tours for all ages of students, about 2 hours. Visit display aircraft and related aviation education booth displays. Experience hands-on aviation with knowledgeable experts, pilots, engineers, college students.

Reservations required.

Volunteers are needed for student administration, organization, knowledgeable tour guides, safety escorts.

CONTACT:  John Telles at AG-1:  burnernow@gmail.com,  and/or cell  760-458-4230. Many more details available upon request.

Alternate Day| Volunteer Training for AirShow San Diego
Jun
15
6:00 pm18:00

Alternate Day| Volunteer Training for AirShow San Diego

  • Air Group One

VOLUNTEER TRAINING FOR AIRSHOW SAN DIEGO

To accommodate scheduling, there will be (2) Training Sessions available Airshow San Diego Volunteers. The sessions will be identical and you only need to attend one of them.

Wednesday June 10th at 6pm

OR

Monday June 15th at 6pm

Questions? Contact Debbie English at  619-916-8151

Not a Volunteer and want to be one? Click here !

Volunteer Training for AirShow San Diego
Jun
10
6:00 pm18:00

Volunteer Training for AirShow San Diego

  • Air Group One

VOLUNTEER TRAINING FOR AIRSHOW SAN DIEGO

To accommodate scheduling, there will be (2) Training Sessions available Airshow San Diego Volunteers. The sessions will be identical and you only need to attend one of them.

Wednesday June 10th at 6pm

OR

Monday June 15th at 6pm

Questions? Contact Debbie English at  619-916-8151

Not a Volunteer and want to be one? Click here !

EXPO - SAN DIEGO FESTIVAL OF SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
Mar
21
10:00 am10:00

EXPO - SAN DIEGO FESTIVAL OF SCIENCE & ENGINEERING

  • Petco Park

Saturday March 21, 2015, 10AM – 5PM at Petco Park. A joint education display in collaboration with GKN Aerospace, Inc. of El Cajon to provide real aerospace materials examples for hands-on experience, for students of all ages, to motivate and encourage students towards aviation and college/career paths in Engineering. No reservations required.

Volunteers are needed for display setup/breakdown, booth attendants, knowledgeable about aerospace topics and college/career paths in Engineering.

CONTACT:  John Telles at AG-1:  burnernow@gmail.com,  and/or cell  760-458-4230. Many more details available upon request.

JT  1/22/2015

SAN DIEGO FESTIVAL OF SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
Mar
19
9:00 am09:00

SAN DIEGO FESTIVAL OF SCIENCE & ENGINEERING

  • SDASM Annex

Thursday March 19, 2015, 9AM – 3PM at the San Diego Air & Space Museum Annex, Gillespie Field. A-STEM classes for Middle School students. Topics include Principles of Flight, Aerospace Materials, and Space Operations, Propulsion Systems, Weather/Meteorology, Robotics Communication, intended to motivate students towards college education/career paths in Engineering. Reservations required.

Volunteers are needed for student administration, organization, escorts, and class instructors.

CONTACT:  John Telles at AG-1:  burnernow@gmail.com,  and/or cell  760-458-4230. Many more details available upon request.

JT  1/22/2015

The EAA Ford Tri-Motor is Coming to Gillespie Field | Book Your Flight Now!
Feb
26
Mar 1

The EAA Ford Tri-Motor is Coming to Gillespie Field | Book Your Flight Now!

  • Gillespie field

The EAA Ford
Tri-Motor is coming to Gillespie Field!

 

February 26 - March 1st 2015
Flights Available Every Day

2:00 PM - 5:00PM

Experience the golden age of aviation and take a flight in EAA’s immaculate 1929 Ford Tri-Motor, giving passengers an opportunity to travel back to the early days of commercial flight.

Affectionately dubbed the “Tin Goose” after its distinct all-metal look, the Ford Tri-Motor is commonly known as the first mass-produced airliner from aviation’s formative years. A flight on EAA’s Ford Tri-Motor is a flight back to an era where air travel was considered a luxury.

Climb aboard one of the first mass-produced airliners and step back in time to aviation’s golden age.  A flight on EAA’s Ford Tri-Motor is a flight back to an era where air travel was considered a luxury.


The Ford Tri-Motor is supported by the EAA and this visit is sponsored by EAA Chapter 14, the local San Diego Chapter. 

Air Group One will be on hand to support EAA Chapter 14 

Weekly Wednesdays A-STEM Youth Education Event
Feb
18
Mar 25

Weekly Wednesdays A-STEM Youth Education Event

  • Boys & Girls Club of East County

Weekly Wednesdays Feb. 18 to Mar. 25, 2015, 3-4PM at the Santee B&GC for Middle School students. Subjects are Principles of Flight and Weather/Meteorology for Kids. Subsequent periods for all B&GCs of East County are yet to be scheduled, but instructors are needed to begin class preparation for the expanded schedule (To be announced).

CONTACT:  John Telles at Air Group One:  burnernow@gmail.com,  and/or cell  760-458-4230. Many more details available upon request.

JT  1/22/2015

The Last Mile | Saturday - Jan 31st 9AM!
Jan
31
9:00 am09:00

The Last Mile | Saturday - Jan 31st 9AM!

  • Air Group One

Air Group One is Still Moving!

The new hangar has filled up thanks to a swarm of volunteers these past few weekends.
It's the last mile, with just 2 weeks to to finish the move.

Also, we'll need volunteers to help us play "Hangar Tetris", perhaps followed by "Hangar Jenga" and "Hangar 52 pick-up" as we attempt to squeeze old into new. 

And we are still overstocked and Ready to move items at a low, low price!
Did you miss the fundraising fire sale? There are plenty of good items still to be had.

Questions? Contact Mike Dralle 760-840-9561 

New Address as of February 7th 2015
1915 N. Marshall
Hangar #13
El Cajon, CA  92020

Air Group One:  A-STEM Educational Program
Dec
30
9:00 am09:00

Air Group One: A-STEM Educational Program

  • San Diego Air & Space Museum Annex

WE MOTIVATE STUDENTS: Air Group One A-STEM

NATIONAL GOAL:  To positively influence the imaginations, and career ambitions of America’s young people, A-STEM focuses on engaging and retaining students to encourage their pursuit of educational disciplines critical to America’s future engineering, scientific, and technical missions.

A-STEM is a youth education and motivation program with scheduled sequential topics. Subjects include Aerodynamics, Aerospace Materials, and Space Operations. Students groups are divided into escorted smaller groups that rotate through several learning stations with experienced aerospace instructors and technicians discussing aerodynamics, propulsion, aerospace materials, space operations, communications, and aerospace careers. Students are in direct contact with real aircraft and equipment, with the assistance of qualified pilots/instructors and engineers from various industries, such as GKN Aerospace in El Cajon, California.


The program is organized and executed by Air Group One, and is a synergistic effort by many in the aerospace community of San Diego County. Volunteers from many different specialties have organized for the sake of our nation’s youth, particularly in San Diego and East San Diego County.

Please note: This 9AM-3PM event takes place at Gillespie Field, El Cajon for up to 40 attendees (teachers, parents & chaperons NOT included). To sign up, please contact  John Telles (760)458-4230 or burnernow@gmail.com  

Look up in the sky! It's a bird....It's a plane! It's Air Group One at the Holiday Bowl
Dec
27
4:30 pm16:30

Look up in the sky! It's a bird....It's a plane! It's Air Group One at the Holiday Bowl

  • Qualcomm Stadium

Look to the skies! 

Saturday Dec 27th at 4:59 pst as Air Group One performs a Commemorative Flyover at Qualcomm Stadium for the National Anthem at the 2014 Holiday Bowl!

See Sassy roar overhead as the National Anthem concludes.

Air Group One joins the USS Midway in a special Veterans Day Commemoration
Nov
11
10:00 am10:00

Air Group One joins the USS Midway in a special Veterans Day Commemoration

  • USS Midway

Air Group One's SNJ-5 "Sassy" will do a flyover at 1:50pm local of the USS Midway in commemoration of Veterans Day Tuesday, November 11th 2014

Schedule of Events

10am-3pm - San Diego Blood Bank Blood Drive. Free museum admission with donation

11am - Veterans Day Parade along Harbor Drive

1pm-4pm  NBC San Diego Salute to Service Festival

1:50pm Air Group One Commemorative Flyover

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Visit the Air Group One Booth!

Free food and live entertainment

KidzZone and activities

Prizes and giveaways

Vintage war plane flybys and more!

The festival is open to the public with regular museum admission and Free for Veterans and active military members and their families. Just bring your military ID! (Maximum of 4 admissions per Military ID).

Tailhook Ready Room Happy Hour at Gillespie Field SDASM Annex
Oct
23
5:00 pm17:00

Tailhook Ready Room Happy Hour at Gillespie Field SDASM Annex

  • SDASM Annex

Greetings Fellow 'Hookers and Friends of Naval Aviation:

Our October Happy Hour will be on Thursday, 23 October, from 5-7 PM at "The Gillespie Field

Annex" of the San Diego Air & Space Museum.  We're returning to the Annex to

take advantage of the lovely weather and evening sunsets...hope it works for

you.  Should be gorgeous.  As usual, PLEASE bring any and all friends,

spouses, "significant others", neighbors, co-workers, homeless fighter

pilots, banjo, harmonica or accordion players, railroad engineers, or anyone

else with even a remote fondness or interest in Naval aviation.  This is one

you won't want to miss!

As for all "Museum Events", we'll be collecting $20/per person for drinks,

heavy "pu-pu's" (e.g., plenty of good food...) and the opportunity to

socialize in a magnificent setting including the hangar museum, and the

"outdoor displays" of the F-14, F-8, F-102, F-16, A-6, A-7, MiG-21, MiG-17,

F-86, AV-8B...and MUCH MORE!  Hope to see you there!  Bring your cameras!

The Gillespie Field Annex of the Air & Space Museum is located on the north

side of Gillespie Field  at 335 Kenney Street, in El Cajon.  Look for the

big silver "ATLAS Booster Rocket" to guide you.   Directions to the Museum's

"Gillespie Field Annex".