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Cannon Field - Home to Alamo Liaison Squadron

The mission of Alamo Liaison Group at conception was twofold: 1) Locating, purchasing, restoring and maintaining in original flying condition, a complete set of military liaison aircraft flown by all military services during World War II; and 2) Providing a facility for the permanent protection, display and operation of these aircraft. Today, Alamo Liaison Squadron is the proud owner of Cannon Field – 53T, named for the group's founder Hardy Cannon. Members of Alamo Liaison Squadron purchased the airfield and the surrounding property when Mr. Cannon passed away in 1991.

Aircraft at Cannon Field

Currently, the ALS fleet consists of the following aircraft:


Alamo Liaison Squadron L-birds

The Alamo Liaison Squadron aircraft are flown by veteran pilots who have mastered the art of flying a "taildragger." During the year, squadron pilots provide flyovers for local parades and events such as Poteet Strawberry Festival, Floresville Peanut Festival, Veterans Day and Memorial Day ceremonies to name a few.

Alamo Liaison Squadron L-birds
View of Cannon Field looking west.

Squadron members fly these aircraft and work on their restoration and maintenance. Over the years, dozens of aircraft have come back to life at the hands of skilled squadron members. The art of "tube-and-fabric" aircraft construction, formerly a vanishing talent, is alive and well today at Cannon Field.

During World War II, the War Department sought contracts from aircraft manufactures such as Aeronca, Interstate, Piper, Stinson-Vultee and Taylorcraft. One of the specifications was that the light aircraft used for liaison duties would be able to operate from grass fields and unimproved strips. Known affectionately as "grasshoppers," these aircraft can be put down and can take off from short fields with relative ease.

Today, Alamo Laison Squadron maintains a collection of Taylorcraft L-2, Aeronca L-3, Piper L-4, Stinson L-5, and Interstate L-6 flying examples. Some of these aircraft are owned by individual squadron members who base their aircraft on the field. Visit the Alamo Liaison Squadron Picture Gallery to see some of aircraft that have called Cannon Field home.

For pilots, please visit AirNav.com for airport details. For NOTAM information, visit notams.faa.gov. or pilotweb.nas.faa.gov.

 

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