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1956 - Placerita Canyon State Park dedicated [story]
Oak of the Golden Dream


Cajun’s Aviation Dream, a local nonprofit whose mission is to carry on the legacy of Maj. Stephen “Cajun” Del Bagno by helping stellar young Americans chase their own dreams to fly and pursue their passion for aviation, has officially turned one.

It has been a long road since April 4, 2018, when Del Bagno was killed during a routine aerial demonstration training. But the nonprofit has committed itself to carrying on the legacy that Del Bagno left behind by helping to inspire the next generation of aviators.

This summer, Cajun’s Aviation Dream sponsored two kids, Joaquin and Makaio, to the EAA Advanced Air Academy Camp. This is a one of a kind opportunity for kids to experience hands-on “in the air” and “on the ground” activities as it relates to aviation.

“This was a once-in-a-lifetime event that I will never forget,” said Joaquin. “I found no shortage of knowledgeable individuals to direct my inquiries to. Flying the C-162 Sky Catcher as well as oxy-acetylene welding were the most thrilling highlights for me.”

“I learned a lot about aircraft history, wood working, sheet metal and more,” Makaio said. “I had fun making airplane wing ribs and holders and seeing how far aviation has come along. Thank you for choosing me, it was an amazing experience.”

Cajun’s Aviation Dream is happy to announce that the organization has two spots available again for the 2020 camp.

The camp dates are July 24 – Aug. 1, 2020 and it is currently accepting applications on its website www.cajunsaviationdream.org/scholarships until Dec. 31, 2019.

Applicants must be 16-18 years old at the time the camp takes place. Please help us spread the word and encourage anyone that would benefit from this opportunity to apply.

Cajun’s Aviation Dream can’t thank everyone enough for their love and support. The nonprofit is truly humbled and beyond grateful to you all for helping us to continue Del Bagno’s work.

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