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Warbirds In Review 2019 Douglas A-1H and AD-1 Skyraider

The Skyraider was designed by the Douglas Aircraft Company starting with a Wright R-3350 radial engine. With seven hard points on each wing it could carry a tremendous amount of ordnance for its size. In fact the Skyraider could carry as much bomb load as a WWII B-17 Flying Fortress. Skyraider pilot Major Roger L. Youngblood, who served in the U.S. Air Force as a fighter pilot for 24 years will be our featured speaker. Youngblood, carrying top security clearance, flew from 1968-1992. Youngblood was one of two pilots tasked to hide escaping South Vietnamese Skyraiders in Thailand.  The featured Cavanaugh Flight Museum’s AD-6 (A-1H) Skyraider was one of four to be hidden away.  Youngblood actually evacuated aircraft ‘606; his flight is considered the last ever for a Skyraider on official orders. Roger will share his first-hand knowledge of his assignment to help move the Skyraiders. This is quite a story of a man and his shared history with an aircraft. Length 60:00.