Archive for August, 2020

The Perfect “10” of an Aircraft

Forty years and one day after it made its maiden flight, the Air Force has finally flown its first KC-10 west to the boneyard.  KC-10A 860036 (MSN 48249/424) named the “Peace Maker” was the 50th of the 60 airframes built for the United States Air Force. It was delivered on December 2, 1986 to SAC (Strategic […]

‘Bert’s Last JATO Launch, NAS Pensacola 2009 Home Coming Air Show

When Hurricane Katrina slammed into the New Orleans area in 2005, it set in motion a grand finale event in 2009. When the storm hit NAS New Orleans, as the story goes, a large part of a cache of JATO bottles (standing for Jet Assisted Take Off – sometimes known for what they actually are […]

ClassicWarbirds.net Random Warbirds #6

2009 Abbotsford, British Columbia air show formation – front to rear: P-51C, F7F, P-51D, Yak-11. Hunting Percival Jet Provost T.5 at Lakeland, Florida. North American T-28s at Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Commemorative colors aboard an F-16Cs during refueling at a Northern Lightning exercise over Wisconsin. P-51D at Wiscasset, Maine. P-51D at Wiscasset, Maine. B-25 Mitchell at Rockland/Owls […]

Looking Back at the Wings Over Batavia Air Shows 1996 and 1997

The air shows at the Genesee County Airport in Batavia, New York in 1996 and 1997 contained numerous civilian aerobatic acts, but the warbirds and active military action was still outstanding!. Previously, the yearly event was held on the turf runway of the National Warplane Museum’s home base in Geneseo, and focused on mainly warbirds […]