Archive for November, 2016

McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II Set to Retire From U.S. Military Service

The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II is one of those rare breeds of aircraft design that has served with the U.S. military for over half a century. The first flight of a prototype occurred on May 27, 1958. In December of 2016, the final flights of U.S. military F-4s will occur, capped off with a […]

The Few… C-9s Remaining in Military Service

The U.S. Marine Corps recruiting slogan: “The Few. The Proud. The Marines.” has a secondary meaning these days… the Marines operate the last pair of some 57 McDonnell Douglas/Boeing DC-9/C-9 military jet transports. The C-9/DC-9 family has been used by multiple U.S. military branches, as well as civilian agencies and a few foreign operators, since […]

Reviewing the 2016 National Championship Air Races

Shared duty, Beau Goff and Jared Black covered the Races for both ClassicWarbirds.net and Photorecon.net… What makes a person want to fly? What makes a person want to race? Surely there must be something within the human genetic code that drives certain people to push the limits of man and machine in the sky. Like […]