IBDA Announcements2019-07-05T11:46:13-05:00

IBDA Announcements

Birddog help requested

The Forward Air Controller Association will be holding its final reunion Oct 24-27, 2024, in Ft Walton Beach, FL at The Island Hotel on Okaloosa Island. Attendees will include Forward Air Controllers who served in Southeast Asia flying the O-1, O-2 and OV-10 aircraft.      If any members of the International Birddog Assoc. would like to join us for this historic event, please contact our reunion coordinator, Claude Newland at 850-582-1074 or   rustic19@cox.net   for more

December 7th, 2023|Comments Off on Birddog help requested

Gone West

Received this note from JoAnn Dittert regarding her husband Bob, a long time Birddogger: He passed away on November 4. There will be a Funeral Mass on Saturday December 9th 2023 at 11AM. It will be at Holy Family Catholic Church, 1510 Fifth Street, Missouri City, TX A reception will follow the Mass at the Riverbend Country Club, 1214 Dulles Ave., Sugar Land, TX 77478.

November 22nd, 2023|Comments Off on Gone West

Writing and Art Project research Questions.

We received this request if anyone interested: Do you have a member with a 0-1 Birddog in Michigan that I could see and take photos and research? Do you have members in Michigan that are VN veterans that have flown in combat that are willing to discuss, that I could interview? Thanks in advance.Mark A. WerkemaJetbooks@outlook.comCell 616-304-8711Holland, MI

November 2nd, 2023|Comments Off on Writing and Art Project research Questions.

Presidents note 75th Flyin

 We went searching for a place to host the 75th anniversary of the Birddog, which is only a year and a half away from now. What we found in Topeka was the BEST FBO we have ever run across in all of our travels back and forth across this great country. Million Air was the FBO on the field. They have ample room for 50 aircraft to tie down, a GIANT hangar that would easily

September 2nd, 2023|Comments Off on Presidents note 75th Flyin

Potential new AD on F&M oil filter adapter 8-2023

This is so HOT it's not even on the press yet!! In a conversation this evening with the FAA Engineer who worked the AD on the F&M/Stratus oil filter adapter, I was told a new AD would be issued SOON for the adapter. In the new AD would be an Alternate Method of Compliance (AMOC) concerning the lower copper crush ring washer. Stratus has manufactured a new lower gasket (part # ST07) which is made

August 22nd, 2023|Comments Off on Potential new AD on F&M oil filter adapter 8-2023

Fort Worth Aviation Museum request

OK Guys. The Museum at Fort Worth put out this request: Eleven years ago, the Fort Worth Aviation Museum acquired a surplus O-1 Bird Dog. It has since undergone restoration by Cowtown Aerocrafters, who have done a fantastic job. The right side of the aircraft is painted in tribute to Hilliard Wilbanks, the only USAF Bird Dog FAC awarded the Medal of Honor. The left side is painted as a Red Marker aircraft, honoring one

October 5th, 2022|Comments Off on Fort Worth Aviation Museum request

EAA Warbirds magazine article

The Sept /Oct 2022 EAA Warbirds Magazine had a good article on the Birddog. EAA Warbird Article   

September 7th, 2022|Comments Off on EAA Warbirds magazine article


Congratulations to IBDA member winners at Oshkosh 2022. Best L-19 Oshkosh Winner    Minard and Janice Thompson Silver Wrench       -         Minard Thompson Best L-Bird        -           Bob Stoney Judges Choice        -       Ted  Carter 40 Year Service Award   -    Mike Weinfurter

August 31st, 2022|Comments Off on 2022 OSHKOSH WINNERS!!!!


We have some manuals that are in a searchable PDF format available on thumb drives. They are not in the merchandise section yet. Contact Troy Cobb at  tc4L19@hotmail.com and will figure how to get to you. Will be same 20$ as the others. Thanks to Bob Stoney for putting these together.

June 13th, 2022|Comments Off on SEARCHABLE MANUALS ON THUMB DRIVE

FAA Airworthiness Directive F&M oil filter adapter

FYI Guys Notice to owner/operator members:The FAA has finally flipped the switch on the AD for the gasket on the F&M oil filter adapters for a ton of engines - including the Birddogs’ O-470-11s and O-470-15s. Many of our Birddogs have the F&M (now Tempest/Stratus) brand of adapters. If you use screw-on Champion-type oil filters, you probably have one of the affected adapters. AD requires replacement of the fiber gasket in the assembly with a

February 23rd, 2022|Comments Off on FAA Airworthiness Directive F&M oil filter adapter

Cessna L-19 Bird Dog Pilots Group on facebook

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/  

April 16th, 2019|Comments Off on Cessna L-19 Bird Dog Pilots Group on facebook


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