The historic military aircraft used for our flyovers include:
Cessna T-37 “Tweet”
The T-37 was the primary US Air Force trainer for almost 50 years. This one is one, of two, in the US civilian registry.
Glenn Smith & Pattie Watkins
TT1 Super Pinto
The Temco TT Pinto was proposed as the first jet- powered trainer aircraft for the U.S. Military. This tandem, two-place plane was built for the United States Navy by Temco Aircraft of Dallas
In the late 1960s, most of the existing Pintos were reconfigured with new engines that increased power by about three times. These aircraft, one of which is used by SAC, are as Super Pintos.
SAC's sponsor for the TT1 Super Pinto is Lewis Shaw
The Grumman OV-1 Mohawk is an armed military observation and attack aircraft that was put into service in the 1950s. This twin turboprop plane carries two crew members side by side. The OV-1 served the U.S. Army with distinction in Vietnam and during Operation Desert Storm, performing a myriad of missions including observation, artillery spotting, air control, emergency resupply, naval target spotting, liaison, and radiological monitoring.
SAC's sponsor for the OV-1 Mohawk is the Cavanaugh Flight Museum
A-1 Sky Raider
The Douglas A-1 Sky Raider enjoyed an unusually long and successful career, seeing service from the late 1940s all the way into the 1980s! This propellor-driven, single-seat attack aircraft was operated by the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force; as well as the British Royal Navy, the French Air Force and others.
SAC's sponsor for the A-1 Sky Raider is the Cavanaugh Flight Museum
The North American T28 Trojan was developed in the late 1940’s to serve as the next generation, high-performance, advanced primary flight trainer for the United States military. The aircraft was used from 1949 until 1983 to train several generations of Navy, Marine, and Air Force pilots. It was also used by the US military and several foreign countries as a forward air controller and attack aircraft.
SAC's sponsor for the T28 is Trojan Phlyers, Inc