OCS Cadets Assist the Tarkio Air Show
NEBRASKA – Twenty members of the Omaha Composite Squadron traveled to Tarkio, Mo., to help out with the Wing Nuts Flying Circus, sponsored annually by the local chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association.
The Nebraska Wing members provided flight line support services for the event’s sponsors, including marshaling more than 100 aircraft during the air show and the practice days preceding it.
Lt. Col. Robert McCartney, the Omaha squadron’s commander, said the organizers were very pleased with the Civil Air Patrol members’ support.
Air show highlights included an aerial demonstration by the Aeroshell T-6 Demonstration Team, the Texas Legends Corsair and Japanese Zero. Also featured were a number of aircraft on display, including a Ford Trimotor, a B-25, a P-51 and a Skyraider.
The show’s sponsors have invited the squadron back for next year’s event, McCartney said.