Cannon Field – 53T

The mission of Alamo Liaison Group at conception was twofold: 1) to locate, purchase, restore and maintain in original flying condition, a complete set of military liaison aircraft flown during World War II and 2) to provide a facility for the permanent protection, display and operation of these aircraft. Today, Alamo Liaison Squadron (ALS), a

ALS Performs 2 Flyovers in 1 Day

Gene Jenson, squadron leader, sent out the following message, “We have two requested opportunities to do fly-byes on Veterans Day. I hope that we can fully respond (weather permitting) to both of these. Navarro High School (Seguin, TX) at 9:30 am that will entail a takeoff time of NLT 8:45 am and return to Cannon

L-4 Key to the Allies’ Success in WWII

One of the central themes of EAA Airventure Oshkosh 2020 was slated to be a commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. AirVenture may have been canceled this year in light of unprecedented world events, but that doesn’t mean we won’t pause and reflect on the valor and the sacrifice

First L-1 Restoration

The most substantial, and certainly most exceptional, among L-birds was the Stinson L-1 Vigilant. The L-1 derived from Stinson Aircraft Corporation’s civilian Model 74. It was identified by the military as O-49, originally classified as an Observation aircraft. The L-1 was a rarity, due in part to the onerous task of keeping it flying. Its

ALS Acquires L-3

Alamo Liaison Squadron (ALS) has once again completed an ensemble of L-birds with the recent acquisition of an Aeronca L-3. Based at Cannon Field in San Antonio, Texas—also known as Military City USA—ALS is home to the only collection of actively flying light World War II liaison aircraft which includes L-2, L-3, L-4, L-5 and

Grasshopper Roundup

Not all warbirds had huge engines and breathed fire from multiple gunports. Some were designed to serve ground troops in a manner no other airplane could muster. Enter the Grasshopper. Excerpted from Flightjournal.com, December 2017, by James Busha. In the summer of 1941, with a world war knocking at America’s door, the U.S. Army was

ALS Performs Veterans Day Flyover – Video

Alamo Liaison Squadron members performed a flyover for a Veterans Day event in San Antonio, Texas. The flight of four L-birds was comprised of a Piper L-4, two Taylorcraft L-2 and a Legend Cub (L-4 replica). The event was organized by the Education Service Center, Region 20.