CABLE AIR SHOW 2013 TRIVIA
Friday, January 11, 2013, dawned with bright blue skies and a chilly 28 degrees at 7am — the same temperature of Anchorage, Alaska!!!
Even though it did warm up some, it was not enough to encourage many of the expected people to attend the "Special Show for Special People" scheduled for noon, to observed the aerobatic performers to practice their routines. Those who did come, including the children from the nearby
elementary school, enjoyed the sites, We were privileged to watch a slow fly-by of the MetLife blimp, thanks to Ryan Gullet, Airboss, who was able to talk to Ontario Tower and Brackett Tower, to have them divert to CCB. Howard Bunte did a great job of narrating the activities to the crowd. Thanks to Howard Bunte and Pat Yarborough for arranging this special show.
By late in the afternoon, we got word that Jacquie Warda, one of the aerobatic performers could not get to Cable because of the weather. Then we learned that Clay Lacy also had to cancel at the last minute. Several alternates were contacted and John Collver, flying his T-6 'Wardog' could be there on Saturday morning. So life was back to manageable levels for the air show committee.
It takes many hours of volunteer time to get the airport ready for the three days of activities. All of the crowd control ropes and stanchions are put out; signs all in place; the parking lot marked for parking, the vendor spaces plotted then marked; lines marked for the car show; then the vendors can begin to set up their areas, getting ready for Saturday am.
Larry Gregg from Falcon Insurance, and his staff and friends provide a nice Santa Maria BBQ for the volunteers on Friday night. This also gives the performers a chance to meet and greet all of us, and to be able to give reporters that special story that goes into the papers for Saturday.
Saturday night dinner was provided by Ray and Chris Podesta from IHOP Resturants. Sunday night's survivor's dinner was provided by Reggie Webb and his McDonalds' family. Many thanks to all for feeding us so well!!!!
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