Postponement of the IBDA 2020 Reunion The IBDA board has been thinking about, working, coordinating and managing the 2020 reunion for over a year. We all want to have the reunion……but, we need to be safe. We had 38 Birddogs scheduled to attend and already 18 Birddogs and many members have cancelled. No international members can attend. Texas has regulations about the size of gatherings and “social distancing”. Our members are older and in the
Due to the current health environment, the IBDA Spring Directors Meeting originally scheduled for March 25th is canceled. It will be rescheduled at a future date. Notice of the new meeting date will be sent out once all the virus issues have settled down. Please stay safe and try to follow the recommended health guidelines that have been publicized. And on a lighter note, please refrain from hoarding toilet paper. Troy Cobb IBDA Treasurer
Your Officers and Directors are working diligently to provide the best experience possible for the upcoming2020 Platinum Roundup in Fredericksburg, Texas, Sept. 15 to Sept. 18. We need your assistance to complete our planning and logistics. If you expect to attend please take just a moment to fill out the attached registration form. The information you provide will allow us to plan for appropriate resources. You will need to save this form, print it out,
I am so excited! ALL of the photos and pictures that were in storage and boxes of Historic Documents are now on the web site. 😀 Many other photos and pictures from slides have also been added. There are 5286 photos now in the official archives and on the web. Be sure to sign in to members area and check it out. Pres. Steve Frushour has spent an enormous amount of time individually scanning all these items.
As I’m sure most of you are aware, the bulk of our IBDA Officers and Directors for the last couple of decades have been residents of central Texas. That has been relatively convenient for face to face communication and coordination, but it also leads to burnout as the same people keep up the effort of ensuring the Association is solvent, relevant, and supportive of its membership. In short, we’re aging and we’re running out of
Be sure to check out Jonathan Elie's facebook group Cessna L-19 Bird Dog Pilots Group. He's our Facebook guru and has some good stuff showing up. https://www.facebook.com/groups/328778504339776/
I have been working on continuing the update of the IBDA Archives. There are approximately 4300 photographs that have been “Photoshopped” and entered into the computer. I am now going through slides to be archived. I still have many photographs of more recent events to catalog. We will keep working and then start going through all of the containers of articles and information about the Birddog. A common question is, “How many Birddogs are flying