Newsletter for Warriors & Warbirds
Warriors & Warbirds is still going strong!
Many of our members and the community have not heard much about Warriors & Warbirds over the past year. Rest assured we are still here and growing. Our organization has been extremely busy with the new obligations it has with managing the C46 Tinker Belle. Our flight crews and volunteers have worked many hours making the aircraft flight worthy for the 2012 airshow season. We began our season with a short trip to Shaw AFB and ended with a show in sunny, yet windy, Stuart Florida. Highlights of the season included shows at the Mid Atlantic Air Museum inReadingPennsylvania, a must see for any warbird fan, and the largest showOshkoshWisconsin. I want to thank all of our volunteers for making it a great airshow season where we all made new friends and visited with old. We look forward to another great airshow season in 2013.
Where did the Website go?
The Warriors & Warbirds website warriorsandwarbirds.com has now been moved to warriorsandwarbirds.org and is currently under construction. Our new and improved page should be up in running in several weeks! The new page will enable our members to renew their membership, our fans to join our organization and to get the latest on upcoming events. You can always keep up to date with things on our facebook page that’s updated regularly! Just look for Warriors and Warbirds Airshow.
Warriors & Warbirds visits VA Hospital
On November 2nd Warriors & Warbirds produced its annual Veterans USO show at the W G Hefner VA Hospital inSalisburyNC. This year vintage vocalist Theresa Eaman and The Ultimate Abbott & Costello Tribute Show entertained the largest Veterans crowd to date. They performed in the new “Main Street” wing of the hospital. It is a beautiful building with the feel of a small town main street complete with barber shop and Movie Theater. It’s always great to help with this show and the Veterans and staff are always very appreciative. Warriors & Warbirds has made a commitment to produce this show for our Veterans annually and we are looking forward to 2013
Another Great Hangar Dance
We have always had great attendance and a wonderful time at our annual Veterans Hangar Dance, and this year was no exception. The evening started with a great meal while Theresa Eaman entertained us with her beautiful renditions of classic WWII songs. The evening only got better as the Reflection Big Band played throughout the evening and the Ultimate Abbott & Costello Tribute Show had us laughing. We can’t wait for the 2013 Veterans Hangar Dance.
Help with the A4 Skyhawk
We need a team to start the A4 restoration. We want to bring the bird back to her original look including paint. The aircraft will not be flyable but would be our first static display at the museum. If interested in helping on the project let us know.
2013 Warriors & Warbirds Events
Warriors & Warbirds is always looking to produce more events for our members and community. This year Warriors & Warbirds will produce the first annual Warriors & Warbirs World War Two Weekend. The event will be on April 27th and 28th of 2013. The details are still being worked out but the event will include a WWII re enactor encampment, the Victory Stage where special guest speakers and entertainers will inspire and entertain you throughout the day. Saturday evening will end with a WWII Hangar Dance and Dinner. Details will be posted on our website and Facebook as they become available. We are also kicking around several summer event ideas and will also keep you posted on those.
We Need Your Help!
Warriors & Warbirds is growing every year, and with that comes more work for our volunteers. Although it is work we all love there is only so much each of us can commit to at any given time. If you are interested in heading up and organizing a particular group within our organization please feel free to contact us. Most positions would require meetings and a commitment of a year.