Celebrating the Fourth with the Condor Squadron
Since there weren’t any July 4 parades here in LA due to the plague, the Condor Squadron did some entertaining for folks. Here’s some shots from the join up over my house in the San Fernando Valley, the pass over Santa Monica Beach (notice it’s empty) and West LA, passing over the Getty Museum, and ending with the Overhead-360 break for landing back at Van Nuys airport.
Something that happens Only In LA: the guy in the back seat of the near (shiny) T-6 is “Mr. Breaking Bad/Better Call Saul” who turns out to be a major airplane nut (has a PPL for helicopters and is learning to fly a Vietnam-era Huey). Also turns out to be as nice a guy as he comes across as in interviews.
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