The Valiant Air Command's memorial honoring those
who served and sacrificed in the Vietnam War.
Ribbon Cutting for the VAC Vietnam Hangar - June 16, 2011
Memorial Day 2011
Our three hangars from the airfield. New Vietnam hangar on the right.
"Sneak Preview" Memorial Day weekend in conjunction with our Open House.
Vietnam Memorial Hangar Webpage
Messerschmitt ME-208 Rollout - January 14, 2006This aircraft was disassembled and brought back from France by VAC members Karl Schiller and Alice Trescott, and was donated, for restoration, to the VAC by Alice Trescott, upon Karl's death. The "Special Speakers at the Dedication on January 14, were Alice Trescott, on behalf of the Messerschmitt, Bob Watkins, Retired VP of Northrop/Grumman, and our Keynote Speaker, Scott MacLeod, Former Astronaut and F9F-5 Naval Combat Pilot.
Messerschmitt ME-208 Specifications: Nord 1100 (license): Engine: Renault 6Q10 240 hp engine. Weight: Empty 2,400 lbs., Max Takeoff 3,630 lbs. Wing Span: 37ft. 8 in. Length: 28ft. 0 in. Height: 10ft. 8 in. Performance: Maximum Speed: 193 mph. Cruising Speed: 178 mph. Ceiling: 19,685 ft. Range: 750 miles. Armament: none. First flew as bf108, a "tail dragger," in June 1934. Originally powered by Hirth HM8U inverted-vee engine, it set the standard for its time, notable as a racing plane during the Olympic games of 1936. Built as such 885, mostly powered by Argus AS 10C engines. Further 1170 built in France during and after the war as Nord 1100 with Renault engines.
Grumman F9F-5 Panther Rollout - January 14, 2006
Grumman F9F-5 Panther Specifications (F9F-5): Engine: One 6,250-pound thrust Pratt & Whitney J48-P-6A turbojet engine. Weight: Empty 10,147 lbs., Max Takeoff 18,721 lbs. Wing Span: 38ft. 0 in. Length: 38ft. 10in. Height: 12ft. 3in. Performance: Maximum Speed: 579 mph. Cruising Speed: 481 mph. Ceiling: 42,800 ft. Range: 1,300 miles. Armament: Four 20-mm cannon; Underwing hardpoints for four 1,000-pound bombs or six (5-inch) HVAR rockets. XF9F-2 First flew on 11/21/1947 powered by a Rolls Royce "Nene" engine. F9F-5, the most numerous model with 616 built out of a total of 1,385 Panthers produced. Flew 78,000 combat sorties during the Korean conflict. First Navy jet fighter to be used substantially in the "attack" role.
Rollout Ceremony - January 14, 2006
Grumman F9F-5 Panther In the photo is the VAC's Hal Larkin in the background, with keynote speaker Scott Macleod at the podium. Scott was a former astronaut and also a F9F-5 combat fighter pilot.
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