Mile High Tailhookers are gathering this weekend (September 21-23) to enjoy the Grand Junction Airshow, featuring appearances by The Blue Angels and from VFA-106 “The Gladiators”, LT Chris “Grippy” Snyder, LT Tony “Neon” Rizio, LT Daniel “Trig” Osbourn and LT Jacob “Rooney” Lerner will be showing off the Rhino!
After the show on Saturday, a bunch of us (about 150 Tailhookers and other supporters of Naval Aviation in the Grand Junction Community) will be gathering at Hans and Kathy Schmoldt’s ranch to enjoy live music, eat tasty fix’ns, swap a few lies, and oh yeah… there might be some drinking! But on top of all of this, when we gather at NAS GJT (the Ranch) contributions are made willingly to the Capt. Roger “Spook” McFillen Tailhook Scholarship Fund!
This is a great time we all look forward to about every 3 years or so.
This year’s Cattle Baron’s BBQ (as it is referred to) promises to be extra special with the attendance of original Blue Angel member, Al Taddeo (pictured far left in this photo… w/ Butch Voris (cockpit) “Wick” Wickendol, and Billy May L-R).
We all looking forward to the fun and the camaraderie! (YHS will of course have Nikon in hand and will follow up with images and stories from the Western Slope!)