Butch Voris to Attend Aviators and Aces Symposium

Posted on May 11, 2005

Join the NCF (National California Friends of Aces) as they host their Spring 2005 symposium featuring the Aviators and Aces of VF-10 – The Grim Reapers on June 12, 2005 at Alameda Point. The Grim Reapers were formed by Jimmy Flatley and accounted for 217 Japanese aircraft and created 13 Aces. Aces that will be presente include Capt Roy “Butch” Voris, Capt Don “Flash” Gordon, Cmdr Rob Kanze, Capt Russell Reiserer, Cmdr Raleigh “Dusty” Rhodes, and Capt Stanley W. “Swede” Vejtasa. Admission rates are $25 for NCF members and $30 for non-NCF...

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Butch Voris Special Guest on USS Hornet at Tailhook Luncheon

Posted on Jan 28, 2005

Butch Voris returned to the USS Hornet (CV 12) for the second time since WW II on January 28, 2005. The occasion was a joint luncheon between the Western Regional Tailhook Association and the Bay Area Naval Academy Alumni Association. Attendance exceeded 200 hands and everyone agreed it was a record crowd for an event of this type. Butch’s told tales for 30 minutes to the delight of the assemblage. Two of Butch’s WW II shipmates attended the luncheon. Russ Reiserer, who enlisted in the Navy in Alameda, CA, on the same day as Butch’s induction. As a result, Russ is a couple numbers...

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Museum of Flight – Seattle Washington

Posted on Jan 22, 2005

After introductions by Harold Rubin, Public Programs Coordinator, Museum of Flight, Butch Voris, founding leader of the Blue Angels and Robert K Wilcox, author of First Blue, Butch’s biography, delighted a standing room only crowd with many children sitting on the floor in front of the stage with a 90 minute multimedia presentation peppered with questions from the audience. Butch and Bob were joined on stage by Mike Wolf. Mike Wolf, also a WWII naval ace, and Butch enjoyed a reunion just prior to going on stage after not seeing each other for 60 years. Both flew for VF2 where Butch was...

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Butch Voris to appear at Museum of Flight, Seattle on Saturday, January 22, 2005

Posted on Jan 1, 2005

“The First Blue Angel: Butch Voris”: A Multimedia Presentation and Book Signing with Butch Voris and Robert K. Wilcox. Saturday, January 22nd from 2:00pm-3:30pm at the Museum of Flight, 9404 E Marginal Way South, Seattle, WA 98108, 206-764-5700. Read More.

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Butch Voris Guest Speaker for Bay Area Tailhook 28 Jan 05

Posted on Dec 21, 2004

The Bay Area Tailhook Ready Room presents guest speaker Capt. Roy “Butch” Voris at the USS Hornet, Alameda Point, Pier 3 on Friday, January 28, 2005. 1130 brief for a 1200 lunch. Dress code is BAT polos/flight gear and uniforms encouraged/casual. Advance reservations and payment required at $20 per person. Please send check to: BAT Ready Room, PO Box 1356, Alamo, CA 94507. Email questions to: bayareatailhook@aol.com. Butch will be signing copies of “First Blue”, which will be for sale.

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‘First Blue’ Returns Home – JaxAir News

Posted on Nov 4, 2004

Legendary Navy pilot and father of the Navy’e Flight Demonstration Squadron- Blue Angels retired Capt. Roy “Butch” Voris, returned to NAS Jacksonville lastl week for the 2004 Air Show. “It’s great to be back here,” said a jubilant Voris with a broad smile on his face. “No matter where I go in the world, NAS Jacksonville is home. This is where it all startedalmost 60 years ago. This place will always be known as the birthplace fo the ‘First Blue.’” Read more.

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