Archive for April, 2022

Ceremony Caps off 100 Years

  Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation CA-18 Mustang VH-SVU / AM-G makes its dedication pass Wednesday, March 30, was the date on which the Royal Australian Air Force concluded its year of centenary celebrations with a moving ceremony of dedication at RAAF Base Point Cook for the new Air Force Centenary Memorial “THEN. NOW. ALWAYS”. Dedicated to […]

Wings of Peace – Serpentine Air Race 1920 – 2022

Racewinner VH-GAV(Bunn/Gerraty) is followed by “Millie” T-5531/VH-CXV from Cressy, Victoria, seen landing after the race finish. Held in a farmer’s paddock as a nod to similar circumstances a century ago, and with planning across a four-year span, with false starts pertaining to the Covid-19 Pandemic, Sunday 20 March 2022, was the centenary celebration of Australia’s […]

Nose Art Gallery

  Nose art on military aircraft began to be noticed prior to World War I. Art was first used as an identification feature between squadrons, or to personalize an aircraft. During World War II, nose art became a personalizing feature with homage to people places or things from “back home”. Later, art commemorating an event […]

Looking Back MARC/MASDC Reconnaissance Aircraft in Storage

Photos by Del Laughery and Ken Kula Here are a dozen photos from the military’s storage yard at Davis Monthan AFB, Arizona. Hover over a photo to see the type aircraft, click for an enlarged photo. These are all reconnaissance aircraft from the 1960s through the 1980s.