Archive for the ‘1940s’ Category

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 […]

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 […]

We Mourn the Passing of Robert A. “Bob” Hoover, “The Greatest Stick and Rudder Man Who Ever Lived.”

  NASM Photo One of the greatest pilots in aviation history passed into the eternal Wild Blue Yonder on October 25, 2016, R. A. “Bob” Hoover. The ninety-four year old Hoover passed away at his Los Angeles home according to sources. Hoover was born January 24, 1922 in Nashville, Tennessee, and began flying at age […]

Collings Foundation’s 2016 Battle For The Airfield

Stow, Massachusetts is usually adorn with autumnal colors during the second weekend of October, and “leaf peepers” abound in the scenic town just beyond the bustling suburbs of Boston. At the Collings Foundation’s main museum and headquarters, a collection of airplanes, autos and armored vehicles sits in and around a large barn/hangar building, adjacent to […]