Hi Everyone, First is anyone owning a Raven painted Birddog flying it to Osh this year? Here's why. As part of the Birddog 70th(+1) a Warbirds in Review program is honoring Birddogs. It's at 10 am on Wednesday, 28 July. This time it's the USAF's turn. Our guest speaker is Darrel Whitcomb, at one time Raven 25 and Nail 25. His USAF career includes being an A-10 FAC in the middle east. He's retired from
Cobb Troy2021-05-14T11:47:04-05:00May 14th, 2021|Comments Off on OSHKOSH 2021 UPDATE
Calling all SE BIRDDOGS! There's a request for a flyover at a memorial service at Pensacola, Fl. on 15 May. Jerry Klingamon flew T-28's over Laos and was a Raven. No T-28's are available, so they contacted me about Birddogs doing a flyover that day. Are any Birddog owners able to participate from the SE U.S.? IF ABLE, ease contact me and I'll connect you with a person involved for the logistics. See y'all at
Cobb Troy2021-04-18T11:11:17-05:00April 18th, 2021|Comments Off on Calling all SE BIRDDOGS!
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!!!
Birddogs at Airventure '21 This year, Birddogs, in honor of the 70th Anniversary of this great Aircraft plus one, will have close to the buildings parking in the Warbirds parking area within L Bird parking. Rows 2, 3, and 4 are reserved for our Aircraft. Plans are in the world for an IBDA Dinner around mid week. Location to be determined. I'm hoping to hold it in or near the Warbirds area like last year
Cobb Troy2021-03-01T10:46:02-06:00March 1st, 2021|Comments Off on Birddogs at Airventure ’21
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