Archive for June, 2015

Late 1950’s Stewart Air Force Base Through Robert Finch’s Eyes

Robert “Bob” Finch, is an aviation photographer and historian (and frequent contributor to this web site), who lived in New York State, north of New York City, during the 1950s.  Before he reached his teen years, his father gave him a film camera, and Bob began taking pictures of airplanes.  He still does it today, although he’s […]

Warbirds on Display at Quonset’s Silver Anniversary Air Show

The Rhode Island Air National Guard Open House and Air Show was held at the former NAS Quonset Point airport at the end of May, 2015. It was the 25th edition of the show since the annual event began in 1991. Following a familiar format, this year’s show featured several warbirds in the air and […]

The Royal Canadian Air Force Commemorates The “Few” In Style

The Battle of Britain occurred 75 years ago, and numerous events to commemorate that epic battle are taking place around the world in 2015. Winston Churchill described the airmen that fought their German Luftwaffe foes as the “Few” in a famous speech. No. 1 Squadron Royal Canadian Air Force, a fighter unit flying Hawker Hurricanes […]

2015 Great New England Air Show

Warbirds at the 2015 Westover ARB/Great New England Air Show The sky over western Massachusetts, at the foot of the Berkshires, filled with the sights and sounds of the Great New England Air Show in mid May, 2015.  The show celebrated three quarters of a century of aviation history and security that the Westover Air […]