The Fleet

On January 4, 2018, the OV-10 Squadron loaded six decommissioned aircraft onto a convoy of trucks, The aircraft made an epic 1,300-mile road trip from the National Vietnam War Museum in Mineral Wells, TX to meet with the 7th OV-10D in the fleet at California’s Chino Airport (KCNO). The restoration specialists in Chino are the best-of-the-best in the warbird business, and are some of the industry’s last remaining experts in hand formed aluminum sheet metal, fabricating Plexiglas canopies, and rebuilding engines long out of service. These are their stories: