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Membership Meetings:
2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 pm.
Featuring a guest speaker.
Meetings are always open to the public.
Visitors welcome

Upcoming Events:
  

September 11: Mr. John Custer, U.S. Marine Pilot, will speak at the Hoosier Air Museum at 7PM on Monday, September 11. Semper Fi!

John Custer was born and raised in nearby Decatur, Indiana.  He graduated from Decatur High School and participated in the American Legion Hoosier Boys State program in 1963. He placed third in the American Legion Finals oratorical contest and was awarded a scholarship to Indiana University.

After attending I.U., John entered flight training at the National Aviation Academy in St. Petersburg, Florida, where he completed Instrument, Commercial, and Multi-Engine ratings, and also earned an Associate Degree in Aviation.

John enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1968 and served 14 months in Vietnam, near the DMZ.

After completing his service with the Marine Corps in 1970, John continued his flight training under the G.I. Bill, earning his Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) rating. He then flew as a CFI and charter pilot for a number of years.

John took his first corporate flying job in 1976, flying a Piper Navajo for Summers and Co.

1n 1997 he hired in as chief pilot for The Medical Protective Company of Fort Wayne, flying Citation jets and Learjets.

When that company was sold in 1999, John then flew for Borg-Warner, the Florida Marlins (Ft. Lauderdale), Beaches Resort Hotels (Jamaica), and several other companies.

John retired from corporate aviation in 2010, having accumulated an impressive total of 23,400 flight hours during his military and commercial aviation careers.

John has maintained a life-long association with the American Legion, beginning when he was a high-school student. In recent years he has served for 5 years as the Post Commander of the Fremont Legion Post and has continued his service as Adjutant Officer for the Indiana American Legion's Forth District.

You are invited to join us for this interesting presentation that will highlight John's aviation careers, first as a U.S. Naval Aviator who served in Vietnam, and as a high-time corporate pilot.

Please join us at 7PM, Monday, September 11, at the Hoosier Air Museum!

Admission to this special presentation is free and includes complimentary snacks and refreshments.

We hope to see you here!

Past Events:

"The Ride of a Lifetime!"  was flown on the beautiful evening of 9-14-2015 at the Hoosier Air Museum at the Auburn/DeKalb County Airport:  CLICK HERE FOR UPDATED INFO

The "Golden Age Flight!" was flown on the beautiful evening of July 11, 2016, at the Hoosier Air Museum at the Auburn/DeKalb County Airport. Mr. Don Wilkinson of Northeastern Indiana was the lucky winner of the Golden Age Flight in the classic open-cockpit biplane! CLICK HERE FOR UPDATED INFO