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Buck

Guyler “Buck” Allbright, Jr. was born and raised in Texas, graduating from Arlington High School, in Arlington, Texas.  He received his Associate Degree in Aircraft Maintenance in April 1984 from Community College of the Air Force, and he completed his Aircraft and Powerplant (A&P) certification in April 1991. Buck served in the Texas Air National Guard from June 1963 until May 2003 retiring as Command Chief Master Sergeant of the 136th Airlift Wing, Texas Air National Guard.  During his 40 years of military service, he was employed as an aircraft mechanic on the flight line, phase dock, repair and reclamation shop, and fuel systems shop.  He was promoted into management and served in all of the Maintenance Chief s’ billets within the 136th Airlift Wing.
Buck has spent a lifetime repairing, restoring, and rebuilding aircraft.  For 15 years he assisted the Vintage Flying Museum in the restoration of their B-17.  The Texas Aircraft Factory employed him for several years when the Factory was building a Nakajima Ki-43 “Oscar”.  He has been with the Trojan Phlyers since January 2006 where he is responsible for the routine maintenance, yearly inspections, and flying condition of the group’s three T28B’s.

 

Paul

Paul “Chewy” Baca was born in Topeka, Kansas where he lived until his family moved to Texas when he was twelve years old. With a lifelong love for aviation, he was introduced to Neil Anderson (one of the original Trojan Phlyers partners) by a mutual friend at age fourteen. Subsequently, he began working as “Neil’s Deputy,” cleaning hangars, airplanes, learning about T-28s, and of course getting to go fly with his idol.
 
Paul graduated from Northwest High School, received a Bachelor’s of Science in Architecture from the University of Texas at Arlington School of Architecture, and has recently been accepted to the Illinois Institute of Technology Graduate School of Architecture with Advanced Standing. He plans to experience a few years in Chicago while completing his education, and to then become a registered and LEED certified Architect.
 
In addition to being an apprentice mechanic for Trojan Phlyers, Paul does some graphic design work for the group including designing the group’s logo. In spending almost ten years now with Trojan Phlyers, he has found it hard to leave such an extraordinary endeavor, and always looks forward to learning more about these aircraft.
 
The Aircraft Mechanic’s Creed

UPON MY HONOR I swear that I shall hold in sacred trust the rights and privileges conferred upon me as a certified mechanic. Knowing full well that the safety and lives of others are dependent upon my skill and judgment, I shall never knowingly subject others to risks which I would not be willing to assume for myself, or for those dear to me.

IN DISCHARGING this trust, I pledge myself never to undertake work or approve work which I feel to be beyond the limits of my knowledge nor shall I allow any non-certified superior to persuade me to approve aircraft or equipment as airworthy against my better judgment, nor shall I permit my judgment to be influenced by money or other personal gain, nor shall I pass as airworthy, aircraft or equipment, about which I am in doubt either as a result of direct inspection or uncertainty regarding the ability of others who have worked on it to accomplish their work satisfactorily.

I REALIZE the grave responsibility which is mine as a certified airman, to exercise my judgment on the airworthiness of aircraft and equipment. I, therefore, pledge unyielding adherence to these precepts for the advancement of aviation and for the dignity of my vocation.

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