With deep regret we report the passing of IBDA member Rick Shoup on September 18th. Rick was a legend among the Italian Birddog enthusiasts and our Italian V/P Andrea Rossetto restored his Birddog in the markings of Rick’s Mekong Mauler. Rick spent much time in Italy winning new friends and enjoying the re-creation of his Vietnam era Birddog. Look for Andrea’s eulogy in the Septembert Bark. We also regret to report the passing of IBDA member
Cobb Troy2021-09-27T18:09:56-05:00September 27th, 2021|Comments Off on Rest in Peace
Ok all y'all,(plural for all you all) the registrations for the Platinum Roundup in Fredericksburg is closed. We had to get final numbers to providers and we are full up it looks like. 117+/- people and 39 planes have signed up by the 1 Sept. deadline. Looking forward to seeing y'all
Cobb Troy2021-09-06T10:05:42-05:00September 6th, 2021|Comments Off on UPDATE PLATINUM ROUNDUP 9-14 TO 9-17
Just a quick reminder guys. This is a members event and you need to be current and need to register as we have to commit to people counts for meals etc. Hotels I believe are close to booked. Inn @ Baron's Creek I believe still has space, but Hangar Hotel is full. Sept 1st is the deadline for registration. We just can't accept any more after that. Currently we have about 119 people and 39
Cobb Troy2021-08-19T16:53:15-05:00August 19th, 2021|Comments Off on PLATINUM 70+1 FLY-IN UPDATE
IT'S ON AGAIN !! Despite the ongoing pandemic with the COVID, the IBDA plans to move ahead with holding the Platinum Roundup in Fredericksburg, Texas starting Tuesday, September 14 and ending on Friday, Sept. 17. We have rented the entire on-airport Hangar Hotel (50 rooms). They are available on a first come, first serve basis. If you come in early, the Alamo and River Walk are only an hour or so away. If you are
Cobb Troy2021-03-29T21:02:38-05:00March 29th, 2021|Comments Off on IBDA Platinum Roundup 2021!!!
Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all. We are coming up on the renewal period for your IBDA memberships. Renewals are due by Jan 15th, and late by Feb. 1. You can renew on line any time and your $30 will carry you over to 2022. If you are interested in a Life membership, the rates are currently $1000.00 for under 50 years of age, $600.00 for 51-64 years and 65 years and over, its $300.00.
Cobb Troy2020-12-17T17:51:05-06:00December 17th, 2020|Comments Off on Merry Christmas and Renewal Time
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
Cobb Troy2018-12-01T11:36:46-06:00December 1st, 2018|Comments Off on A Message From The IBDA President Steve Frushour