The Team

Mike Manclark

Mike Manclark

Leader

Manclark co-founded Leading Edge Aviation Services, Inc. in 1989 and served as the corporation’s CEO until September 2013. Manclark holds a Commercial Multi-Engine and Helicopter Licenses. He is an active Commissioner in the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. He attended business school at Chapman College (CA), and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University FL & AZ). His multi-faceted philanthropic achievements support the Mangic Foundation.
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Jason Erdkamp

Jason Erdkamp

OV-10 Consultant

Erdkamp is the operations manager at Plane Fax Inc., a diversified sales and marketing corporation within the aviation industry.  Erdkamp has developed and executed strategic growth plans, expanded the FAA reporting business with consistent annual growth, and is the leading OV-10 broker in the nation.  He is a multi-engine pilot and ground instructor with certificates in Aircraft/Helicopter Maintenance, which provides him unique insights to the design, construction and repair of aircraft.  Erdkamp holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. [visit PlaneFax.com]

Matt Nightingale

Matt Nightingale

Warbird Restoration Specialist

Matt brings a generation of aircraft restoration experience to a world class pool of aviation talent and knowledge at Chino Airport. With recent P-40’s, SeaFury’s and numerous other warbird projects, Matt and his team are dedicated to a safe, high quality and technically accurate restoration. [California Aero Lab]

Mike Jarvis

Mike Jarvis

Pilot / Promoter

Corporate pilot with a passion for the air and sea that fueled a Bachelor Degree in Aeronautical Science at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Jarvis holds an ATP and a US Coast Guard Master’s [Captain’s] License. Founder of InterSeller—an Orange County Web Development company. [visit InterSeller.com]

Leading Edge Avionics

Leading Edge Avionics

Prime Contractor for airframe wiring, avionics, instrument repair and upgrade.

 

Founded over four decades ago in beautiful Southern California, Leading Edge Avionics is recognized as one of America’s top avionics and instrument sales and service facilities. Centrally located within John Wayne Airport (SNA), Leading Edge Avionics is the go-to choice for owners and operators of a wide range of corporate jets and turboprops [visit Leading Edge Avionics]

VAL-4 Black Ponies

VAL-4 Black Ponies

Consultants

This group is dedicated to the men and women who served in or supported the US Navy’s Light Attack Squadron FOUR (VAL-4) which flew the OV-10 Bronco aircraft. The squadron call sign was “Black Pony”. [visit blackpony.org]

Patty Wagstaff

Patty Wagstaff

Bronco Pilot & Consultant

In 2010 Patty started flying for Cal Fire as an Air Attack pilot in the OV-10 Bronco.  Cal Fire pilots fly both the OV-10 and the S2T Tanker out of 13 different bases, supporting firefighters on the ground. After flying for Cal Fire for three years, she has decided to return to Florida to start an aerobatic school, “Patty Wagstaff Aerobatic School” in St. Augustine, Florida.[visit pattywagstaff.com]


Credits and special thanks to the many who dedicate their efforts to the preservation, restoration and operations of the OV-10:

Restoration News

446 at Paint Shop

Oct, 10, 2018 | No Comments

An exciting day as Airframe 446 gets lifted into position for painting at Newport Harbor Shipyard. Everyone loves a nice shiny coat of paint on the project – but this one’s going in matte style. Details to follow.

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New Logo

Oct, 10, 2018 | No Comments

OV-10’s new logo is off the drawing board and headed for the new website design.

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A Bird on Foreign Soil

Jul, 7, 2018 | No Comments

The mighty OV-10 Bronco has seen its fair share of conflicts, from the jungles of Vietnam to the Deserts of the Middle East; the United States military used these warbirds to fight the good fight.

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