We are saddened by the sudden, tragic loss of MCAS Tustin Hangar 1. We have honored these beautiful wooden structures for decades in our artwork including twice lighting them up like Paris cathedrals in 1993 from dusk til dawn as a tribute to these magnificent structures as art and to honor the men and women that served there.
Marine Corps Air Station El Toro Air Show
El Toro was commissioned in 1943 and first used for training combat pilots for World War II. Before it was decommissioned and officially closed in 1999, the station provided air support for the U.S. Marine Corps Pacific Fleet.
Wedged between two freeways and surrounded by agricultural fields and suburban growth, the former MCAS El Toro is now being planned for a large urban park as well as homes and businesses. But in its prime, the station hosted some spectacular air shows. Paul was there often.