Why do our members restore and fly ex-military aircraft? Why do our members go to great lengths to save one aircraft from extinction? Quite simply, it's about the preservation of military aviation history and to tell a story. To see a warbird displayed in a museum brings a sense of wonder. But to experience the presence of a warbird with all of the senses is awe-inspiring. To touch it, to see it in flight, to experience flight, to hear the roar of the engine is nothing short of exhilarating.
That experience reminds us of the sacrifices made by veterans who flew these aircraft in combat in order for us to enjoy the freedoms and these aircraft we take for granted today. Those freedoms are NOT without cost.
The purpose of this Squadron is to:
Promote, encourage, and facilitate an atmosphere where all are welcome to join-in and become a part of recreational aviation.
Promote and encourage the preservation and operation of World War II and other such aircraft that are representative of military aviation operations.
Educate its members and other interested persons, in methods of safe operation and maintenance of World War II and other such aircraft that are representative of military aviation operations.
Promote a positive, productive, and cooperative relationship between the Squadron and those governmental agencies and private enterprises that provide aviation services and facilities to the members of the Squadron.
Promote, encourage, and facilitate membership in the EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association, Inc.) and the EAA Warbirds of America, Inc.
Support and promote the mission, vision, goals and objectives of the EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association, Inc.) and the EAA Warbirds of America, Inc., through programs and services within the Squadron family.
In addition we will:
Promote exposure to, recognition and support from the public
Maintain a relationship with various entities and the community