Archive for May, 2017

2017 LA County Air Show

One show that definitely stands out each year is the LA County Airshow at Fox Field in Lancaster, California. With such a rich history of aviation testing and pioneers in the Antelope Valley, the setting couldn’t be better. In only it’s fourth year, the show’s popularity continues to grow and had a record attendance of […]

Boeing’s First KC-135 Served In Many Non-Tanker Roles

Story by Ken Kula with Nicole Cloutier The first Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker was delivered to the U.S. Air Force at Boeing’s Renton, Washington plant in January, 1956. Carrying a serial of 55-3118, the first production KC-135A was named the “City of Renton”, and christened with a bottle of local river water. Interestingly, the first jet-powered […]

Remembering LZ 129, the Hindenburg – and the Importance of Naval Air Station Lakehurst

On May 6, 2017, I attended the memorial service the eightieth anniversary of the Hindenburg disaster at the spot where the Hindenburg crashed at Naval Air Station Lakehurst, New Jersey. The weather was much like it was that fateful night eighty years ago, overcast, a cool breeze and light rain. For more than 30 years […]

Chasing Warbirds at Bradley

Driving north up I-91 in Connecticut presents some “Targets of Opportunity” if you are hunting for Warbirds. Set the GPS for “Bradley International Airport” (KBDL) north of Hartford and exit at CT-20 then go two miles to CT-75 north. In a mile you will be at the approach lights for Runway 33-15. If the wind […]