Mentor West Fly-In & Veterans Salute 


9-12 November 2017

KCMA Airport in Camarillo, CA


WELCOME!  You are invited to attend the 3rd annual Mentor West Fly-In and Veterans Salute, in Camarillo, CA. (KCMA).  We are thrilled to have you join us and we look forward to 4 great days of flying, food, fun and camaraderie.

Following Thursday arrivals, Friday, Nov 10, and Saturday, Nov 11, will focus on 2/3/4 ship formation flying training.  Sunday morning, Nov 12, will consist of a mass formation practice, followed by the Veterans Flight formation over the  Santa Barbara Veterans Day parade.  Even if you are new to formation flying, we will have qualified pilots available to instruct and evaluate throughout the weekend, so that you have the opportunity to participate in the event.

We believe Sunday's mass formation will be the largest fly-over for a Veterans Day parade anywhere in the United States.  Last year we had over 20 aircraft, to include Santa Barbara Sheriff's Helicopters, a P-51 Mustang, multiple T-34's, Nanchang's, Yaks, a B-25, a PBJ and a C-47.  This year we expect more of the same.




1.) If you plan to attend, Please respond to: [email protected] 

2.) A registration Form will the be E-mailed to you

3.) Fill out the form, and email it to to the above e-mail address. (Please note: a separate form must be filled out for each Pilot, GIB or Non-Flyer Guest so we may resource the event appropriately)

Event Fees:

  • The Fee for the full event is $ 125.00 per person (non-refundable).  
  • The fee covers lunch and dinner on Fri/Sat, beverages, event admin, etc.  
  • If you only come for the weekend (i.e. Sat/Sun) the cost is $ 80.00 (non-refundable).
  • We request payments be made on the PayPal button below.


   If this is one of many or your first time attending this kind of event, Welcome!  We will take good care of our veterans and FNG’s alike.  Experienced leads/instructors and Check pilots are available to fly with you or jump in the pit of your aircraft to instruct and evaluate.  Don’t be shy, ASK for what you need!


   Beginning with a daily 0730 mass brief, we will have an opportunity to fly multiple sorties on Friday and Saturday.  Our goal is to have fun flying formation in preparation for Sunday’s Veterans Salute.

Equipment Requirements for training:

   If you plan to fly with an instructor or check pilot for training purposes, please ensure you have a working intercom and the ability for the GIB to communicate outside the aircraft.  Some sorties will be over water, so if you have water wings please bring them, for yourself and GIB.  If you have a flight suit and/or helmet, bring and wear that too.