Plenty to see on Mather’s flightline. Check out the fuel trucks.
The Air Corps’ heavy bombers. I cannot even begin to imagine this many B-52s doing a low pass in such a formation. (Would love to see it though)
The Air Corps loved staging mass aerial demonstrations where – not content with a variety of aircraft in large numbers – entire squadrons (or a major portion of them) would oftentimes take part in the festivities. Such is the case at Mather Field, California, April 3-4, 1930, where flightline promenaders are treated to the sight of eight O-1 Falcons of the 14th Bombardment Squadron and a host of P-12s. The next day came the great fly-by with Keystone LB-6s and Curtiss B-2s.