Archive for January, 2017

Forecast Calls for Aluminum Overcast

Once again the EAA’s B-17 Aluminum Overcast is on tour. The west coast swing will land in the Southwestern U.S. during the first months of 2017. The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress is a World War II bomber used primarily in Europe. B-17s from the Eighth Air Force participated in countless missions from bases in England, often lasting […]

National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Expands Its Dispalys

The fourth building at the sprawling National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is now open to the public, displaying some rare aircraft that have been out of the public’s eye for some time. The only surviving XB-70 Valkyrie bomber, the VC-137C, serial number 26000, which was the first well-known Presidential jet transport, and the […]

Phancon 2016 Phetes the Phinal U.S. QF-4 Phantoms!

Photos by Howard German, except where noted. Just how did the F-4 Phantom II Society fete the farewell for their favorite U.S. military jet fighter? Well, during a Phancon, of course. Who is this Society and what do they do? To use the organization’s own words: “…The F-4 Society is dedicated to the preservation of […]

100 Years of Australia’s First Flying Squadrons

(Editor’s note: some previous photo credits were incorrect due to my editing error, and have been corrected.) Dies Natalis: 100 Years of Australia’s First Flying Squadrons By Dion Makowski A centenary is a significant celebration for any person, let alone an institution in a country as young as Australia. On Friday, 28 October 2016, the […]