Franky Ortega is a local educator, The Museum SFV board member, and parachutist with the WWII Airborne Demonstration Team will relive his amazing experience in June 2019. The team is based in an original Army Air Force hangar in Frederick, Oklahoma and owns a C-47 and C-49. RSVP HERE.
On November 11th, in a salute to all veterans and especially to those that fought bravely in World War II, Franky Ortega will present his experience in participating in the 75th Anniversary of D-Day flying across the English Channel in the lead aircraft of the greatest armada of vintage aircraft since WWII.
The presentation will center on preparations leading up to the Normandy jumps and will speak of the mission to honor, remember, and serve the memories of both past and current members of the armed forces as well as experience in being a part of the WWII ADT; from packing a parachute, doing a night jump, and working with the motor pool by learning how to drive a 1943 Dodge Ambulance truck among other vehicles.
The images and videos are amazing and will bring tears to your eyes in reliving this historic event.
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm presentation; then Q&A which may run until 6:00 pm
(*suggested $10/person donation to support quality Museum SFV programming)
PLEASE RSVP for Free via Eventbrite.
For more information, please call 818-347-9665 or email at TheMuseumSFV@gmail.com and let us know how many will be attending the online presentation.