Julie Clark in her T-34 Mentor at the Palm Springs Air Museum T-34 Fly-In this past weekend. Now 74 years old, consistently named air show “Performer Of The Year”. Rated in over 66 types of aircraft, Julie was one of the first women pilots to ever fly for a major airline.
The annual T-34 “Mentor” Fly-In just this past weekend. Sponsored by the Air Force Association Palm Springs and the Palm Springs Air Museum.Developed as a replacement for the training aircraft of World War II, the T-34 Mentor still remains in service today as the T-34C Turbo Mentor. Many of the original T-34’s are privately owned.
We had 17 T-34 military trainers at the Palm Springs Air Museum yesterday. So much fun having them start up and taxi in and out. Flying formations right down over the runway. You can still see them flying this morning at about 10 AM. And many of them will be around all day. Be there!
Eight T-34’s flew in yesterday and there will be more this morning, as many as sixteen total. A weekend fly in at the Palm Springs Air Museum. You can come out and see formation flying at around 10 AM and also around 2 PM following the 1 PM history program about Germany’s first Ace fighter pilot of World War I and considered the father of air combat, Oswald Boelcke. There will also be some flying on Sunday!
The T-34 was the trainer for the United States Air Force, Navy and Marine Corp. They flew at Edwards Air Force Base, for NASA, and even for Argentina during the Falklands War. And the planes you will see here at the Air Museum are incredibly restored great looking airplanes. Be there! I will!