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

IBDA Announcements

Gone west

It is with sorrow that we received news that Ex-IBDA President  Clarence (C.L.) Strance has passed away in Oklahoma. Condolences from all the IBDA to his family

March 21st, 2024|Comments Off on Gone west

STC for Gi275

We received this info from Nathan Scopac.   There is an STC for the Gi275 for the birddog

January 6th, 2024|Comments Off on STC for Gi275

75th Anniversary Survey Request

Hello fellow Bird-Doggers!  My name is Bob Stoney, I’m a member of IDBA and our President, Minard Thompson, has asked me to do a survey concerning the 75th Anniversary of the Lovable One-Niner Bird Dog, planned for Sept of 2025.  I initially tried to do a “Survey Monkey” but I’m just not that swift, technically.  So, this survey is being emailed to all members.  Your responses will be anonymous.  I will collate the results, de-identify

December 28th, 2023|Comments Off on 75th Anniversary Survey Request

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   [email protected]   for more

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

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. [email protected] 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

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

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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