WACO Aviation Lecture Series

Deployments to Antarctica

WHERE: WACO Air Museum, 1865 South County Road 25A, Troy, Ohio 45373

WHEN: Thursday, February 16, 2017–doors open at 6:30 p.m., speech at 7 p.m.

CONTACT: Nancy Royer, 937-335-9226

On Thursday night, February 16, Richard Borgerding, will give a lecture entitled “Deployments to Antarctica.” Mr. Borgerding served in Antarctica from 1990 to 1994 where he completed

three summer deployments and 3 winter flyins. In this presentation, he will talk about his time on

the ice. You will see the clothes he wore and the pictures he took.

Mr. Borgerding was born and raised in Troy Ohio. He entered into the U.S Navy in 1985. He

worked on F-14 Tomcats with VF-51 at NAS Miramar CA. In late 1985, Richard found himself

on the set for the movie Top Gun. With his job as an F-14 plane captain, Mr. Borgerding assisted

with installing the movie cameras onto the aircraft and ensure the Tomcats where ready to fly.

Richard was also used as in extra in the movie. Mr. Borgerding served onboard the U.S.S Carl

Vinson and completed two West Pacs, and one Rim Pac cruses. In 1989, Mr. Borgerding served

as an inflight technician on the P-3 Orion patrol aircraft for a year then transferred to VXE-6

Antarctic squadron.

As mentioned earlier, Richard served 3 summer tours in Antarctica where his primary duties

were to maintain the LC-130 aircraft engines and systems. Richard left the Navy in 1995 to work

at Delta Airlines in Nashville TN. He was laid off in 1998 and joined the Air National Guard.

Richard continued working on C-130s then F-16 and retired in 2008. While in the Air National

Guard, Richard was also a full time federal employee working on the Falcons.

Mr. Borgerding currently teaches Aerospace Occupations at the Upper Valley Career Center in

Piqua Ohio and volunteers at WACO Air Museum as an instructor for Aviation Summer Camp.

Parking and admission are free and open to the public. The lecture is scheduled to last one

hour with a time for questions to follow. It will be held in the Willis Wing of the WACO Air

Museum at 1865 South County Road 25A in Troy, OH. For questions, please call 937-335-9226

or visit


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