Fly with a true veteran of combat.
1968- War rages in Vietnam and the Navy needs a solution for long endurance heavy hitting escorts for Patrol Boat River (PBR), Swift Boats, and Navy SEALs. The answer was delivered by Rockwell with the OV-10 Bronco. A multi-mission counter insurgency aircraft which has had a near 50 year service life.
Put yourself in the pilot’s seat.
Now in restoration, Bronco S/N 155418 will join the skies with several fully-restored OV-10s from our facility in Chino, California. This aircraft will be certified and outfitted to your specs with modern and state-of-the-art avionics, or the original and vintage “steam gauge” configuration for the purist.
HOLY TERROR currently flying with Blue Air Command.
New at the factory – January 14, 1968, 155493 was accepted by VAL-4 at NAS North Island on January 27, 1969. On April 3, 1972 it was transferred to VMO-6 at MCAS Futema, Okinawa, Japan. At Futema with VMO-6 thru May 10, 1972. Converted to an OV-10D+ in 1991. The airframe and parts spent considerable time at the National Vietnam War Museum east of Mineral Wells, Texas.
Time-tested and true, flying with Blue Air Command.
1968 NORTH AMERICAN ROCKWELL OV-10D+ BRONCO S/N 155453 is proven, ready for sale, and could be yours.
Committed to the restoration of these aircraft to certified safe, flyable and enjoyable condition, OV-10 Squadron in Chino, California (KCNO) is passionate about rebuilding and restoring these amazing aircraft for your personal use.
IN THE NEWS
SPREADING ITS WINGS: HOW THE OV-10 SQUADRON, BLUE AIR TRAINING, AND CALIFORNIA AEROFAB ARE RETURNING A FLEET OF NORTH AMERICAN BRONCOS TO THE SKY FOR A NEW (MISSION BY MICHAEL O’LEARY)
Increasing communist aggression in Southeast Asia, particularly Vietnam, during the early 1960s saw the American government begin an unprecedented spending program to acquire all sorts of new weapon systems, including aircraft. …Read More
Ghost Riders -Bronco Revival- (By Frank B. Mormillo)
It’s a commonly accepted belief that things designed by committees don’t generally work out very well, as they’re often compromised by complexity and conflicting requirements. When it comes to fixed-wing combat aircraft, the prime example of that theory is the General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark… Read More
CORSAIR AT CALIFORNIA AEROFAB
“I have always loved the Corsair,” said restorer Matt Nightingale from his California Aerofab facility at Chino Airport. “It ranks right up there with the P-40.”… Read More