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2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 pm.
Featuring a guest speaker.
Meetings are always open to the public.
11: Mr. John Custer, U.S. Marine Pilot, will speak at the Hoosier Air
Museum at 7PM on Monday, September 11. Semper Fi!
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.
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.
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.
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.
retired from corporate aviation in 2010, having accumulated an
impressive total of 23,400 flight hours during his military and
commercial aviation careers.
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.
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!
"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
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"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