Latest Articles Appearing On Classic Warbirds..

Boeing Marks Its 100th Year in Business

boeing buildingBoeing Headquarters in Chicago, Illinois

On October 1, 1881, William E. Boeing was born in Detroit, Michigan. He, and the company he would later found, would offer innovation and expansion to a fledgling aircraft building industry in the early part of the 20th Century. His philosophy was, and the company’s still is, to “Build something better”. Later, armed with many strategic concepts and systems developed by the company, the U.S. would survive the Second World War, a Cold War, and other conflicts abroad. Commercially, Boeing products helped to fuel a revolution in global air travel, bringing the world closer together. On July 15, 2016, Boeing will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the company’s founding, begun when William Boeing incorporated the Pacific Aero Products Company of Seattle Washington.

Read more »

Les Neistat Reviews the 2016 Illawara Air Show

13467633_10153738851008106_1726596585_o[1]

Well, what can I say, as to being very cautious planning my trip to this year’s 2016 Wings Over Illawara Airshow in Albion Park NSW Australia? With forcasts of being rained out again, after last year’s cancellation due to extreme rain conditions – which caused flooding of the Illawara Regional Airport and deemed necessary for safety reasons.  Well, after slight rain conditions I am glad I made the decission to attend, as the weather cleared on both days and it turned out to be a fabulous airshow, as I’m sure roughly 20,000 other attendees would agree.

Wings Over Illawara 2016 featured the largest collection of military and civil aircraft ever assembled for Wings Over Illawara,together with Australia’s best air show aerobatic pilots and aircraft. The show was held over 2 days, Saturday 30th April and Sunday 1st of May with Friday 29th April being practice day for participants and Media. Most of the warbirds have either served in Australia’s armed forces or represent types that have helped defend Australia in the service of her allies.
Read more »

2016 Rhode Island National Guard Open House Air Show

Quonset_AAM_C-47_0244

When the featured performer of the 2016 Rhode Island National Guard Open House Air show cancelled their appearance, a few people commented on social media sites that they were going to skip the annual event at Quonset State Airport. The USAF Thunderbirds’ stand down, after a non-fatal crash in Colorado a little over a week prior to the Quonset event, led to a perceived gap in the flying program. Too bad for those who chose to skip it, for the air show was still the top-notch event that spectators have come to expect.

Read more »

Nashua, NH Offers A Cozy Fit For “FIFI”, CAF

FIFI 1

Nashua is the second most populated city in the state of New Hampshire, and within an hour’s drive from the larger cities of Manchester and Boston, Massachusetts. Boire Field, Nashua’s municipal airport, is categorized by the FAA as a general aviation reliever airport, and averages about a thousand flight operations each week. Aircraft based at Nashua include corporate jets, helicopters, and hundreds of general aviation planes that operate from a paved, 6000 foot long by 100 foot wide runway.

Read more »