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

Candy Bomber Visits Cannon Field – Video

Called to action, a benevolent pilot in an L-bird replica (Legend Cub) performs candy bomber duties at the Alamo Liaison Squadron Annual Picnic to the delight of children at Cannon Field. Your support of Alamo Liaison Squadron ensures continued participation in events like these.

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, December 2017, by James Busha. In the summer of 1941, with a world war knocking at America’s door, the U.S. Army was

Startz Memorial July 4th Parade Flyover

Alamo Liaison Squadron participated in the Startzville, Texas annual 4th of July Parade with a flyover on Saturday, July 1, 2017. The event is hosted by the Startz Memorial VFW Post 8800 in Startzville (Canyon Lake), Texas. Your support of Alamo Liaison Squadron ensures continued participation in events like these.

WWII Plane Flies Into DeRidder

ALS squadron leader Gene Jensen flew his L-4 Piper Cub to DeRidder, Louisiana—site of the former DeRidder Army Air Base—to participate in a event held there commemorating the birthplace of liaison aviation. Leading up to the U.S. entry into WWII, light aircraft such as the Piper Cub were run through test routines to prove their

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. Your support of Alamo Liaison Squadron ensures continued

The Grasshoppers – Naval History Ships

Excerpted from Naval History magazine, Historic Aircraft – The Grasshoppers, Part 2: The Ships, by Norman Polmar, March 2014 Army and Marine “grasshoppers” (light-observation/liaison aircraft) flew in almost every combat theater during World War II—sometimes from ships. The grasshoppers were needed to spot artillery fire as soon as possible after troops came ashore. When U.S.