Archive for October, 2015

Warbirds at the 2015 Joint Base Andrews Air Show

Written by Daniel O. Myers, photos by the author. Government budget cuts and a federal sequestration precipitated a four year suspension to the Joint Base Andrews air show. Returning with renewed enthusiasm, the theme for 2015 was “America’s Airfield: Celebrating History, Celebrating Freedom.” The celebration was an opportunity for the Joint Base to say “Thank […]

National Championship Air Races, 2015

Article written by Beau Goff Photo Credits: Beau Goff and Jared Black Each September at a small, nondescript airport north of Reno, Nevada, a unique, amazing and unmatched aviation event occurs. Only here can spectators enjoy world class air racing, a breathtaking airshow, and a magnificent static display. The National Championship Air Races, held every […]

Sixty Eight Years Ago: Mach 1.06

On October 14, 1947, then-Captain Charles “Chuck” Yeager exceeded the speed of sound over the High Desert of California. Officially, it was the first time (with proof) that Mach 1 had been exceeded… and there should be an asterisk after this statement.  This was the first time that it was successfully exceeded, as other pilots may […]

Point Cook Australian Warbirds, Part 1

Photos by Les Neistat During a recent “Interactive Day” at the Royal Australian Air Force’s Museum at Point Cook, Les Neistat got the chance to see a trio of historic World War II aircraft in action.  Judy Pay’s CAC-18 Mustang (flown by Peter Clements), Alan Arthur’s Kittyhawk IV, and Gary Herne’s Tiger Moth were shown off. RAAF Base […]