NWOC Guest Speaker Announcement and Warbird Rides

In honor of the 2014's 20th Anniversary NWOC, the organizers commissioned a new logo to replace the "Propellor O" design of years past.
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In honor of the 2014's 20th Anniversary NWOC, the organizers commissioned a new logo to replace the "Propellor O" design of years past.
In honor of the 2014’s 20th Anniversary NWOC, the organizers commissioned a new logo to replace the “Propellor O” design of years past.

The world’s largest gathering of warbird owners, operators, maintainers and suppliers will soon meet at the 20th Anniversary National Warbird Operator Conference. The schedule of activities is getting busier day-by-day, and NWOC expect it to be their biggest convention to date. The host city, Dallas, TX, features two major airline hubs for easy transportation, a central location for better access, and a world-class convention hotel.  NWOC planners have announced an extension of the Marriott $129.00 per day Room Block rate, as well as the regular, $400.00 NWOC attendance fee through January 31, 2014. Please take advantage of this opportunity and make your reservations before January 31, 2014!

James Brown III, Experienced Test Pilot, to speak at Friday’s NWOC Lunch
James Brown III, Experienced Test Pilot, to speak at Friday’s NWOC Lunch

NWOC has announced that Friday’s Guest Speaker will be James Brown III, Chief of Flight Operations at Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Development Projects, aka “The Skunk Works”. James is a graduate of the USAF Test Pilot School and has spent much of his flight career testing a variety of aircraft including the A-7, F-15, F-117, F-22 Raptor, and some that are still classified. His approach to test flying is systematic and professional, and at NWOC he will be sharing experiences and best practices for that first flight after an annual inspection. James is a Fellow and Past President of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots and is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.  He has logged over 8,800 flight hours in 129 different models of aircraft and is the world’s highest time Stealth Fighter pilot.

As an additional bonus, the locally situated Cavanaugh Flight Museum will roll out the red carpet Feb 20-23, 2014 for conference attendees.transFollowing Saturday’s NWOC presentations at around 14:30, NWOC participants will have the opportunity to book flights in a number of different Commemorative Air Force (CAF) and Cavanaugh Flight Museum (CFM) aircraft. The following vintage aircraft are available:

  • Consolidated B-24 Liberator
  • North American T-6 Texan
  • Douglas AD-5/A1-E Skyraider
  • Bell OH-13 Sioux
  • Travel Air 4000

 Fly in one of the few surviving B-24 Liberators during NWOC
Fly in one of the few surviving B-24 Liberators during NWOC

Seats in Diamond Lil  are limited and will be sold on a first-come-first-serve basis. In the event of less than nine (9) sales or IFR weather conditions, the flight will be cancelled and monies refunded. The price is $349 and you must be physically able to climb a ladder to get in the plane.
Register and pay online HERE.

To schedule rides in the Texan, Skyraider, Sioux or Travel Air, contact the Cavanaugh Flight Museum at 972-380-8800 x100 for pricing and availability.

Moreno-Aguiari

Born in Milan, Italy, Moreno moved to the U.S. in 1999 to pursue a career as a commercial pilot. His aviation passion began early, inspired by his uncle, an F-104 Starfighter Crew Chief, and his father, a military traffic controller. Childhood adventures included camping outside military bases and watching planes at Aeroporto Linate. In 1999, he relocated to Atlanta, Georgia, to obtain his commercial pilot license, a move that became permanent. With 24 years in the U.S., he now flies full-time for a Part 91 business aviation company in Atlanta. He is actively involved with the Commemorative Air Force, the D-Day Squadron, and other aviation organizations. He enjoys life with his supportive wife and three wonderful children.

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About Moreno Aguiari 3336 Articles
Born in Milan, Italy, Moreno moved to the U.S. in 1999 to pursue a career as a commercial pilot. His aviation passion began early, inspired by his uncle, an F-104 Starfighter Crew Chief, and his father, a military traffic controller. Childhood adventures included camping outside military bases and watching planes at Aeroporto Linate. In 1999, he relocated to Atlanta, Georgia, to obtain his commercial pilot license, a move that became permanent. With 24 years in the U.S., he now flies full-time for a Part 91 business aviation company in Atlanta. He is actively involved with the Commemorative Air Force, the D-Day Squadron, and other aviation organizations. He enjoys life with his supportive wife and three wonderful children.

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