Archive for the ‘Air National Guard’ Category

Remembering the Manchester, New Hampshire Air Shows…

  Geneseo, New York based B-127 and London, Ontario based P-51D on the ramp at Manchester, New Hampshire in the 1990s. Manchester, New Hampshire is located in the southern tier of state. It’s a fifty-minute drive to the Seacoast area and into the Atlantic Ocean, and about the same amount of driving south, to the […]

Voices From an Old Warrior, Why KC-135 Safety Matters – A Book Review

Boeing built eight hundred and twenty C-135 airframes including all variants, delivered to the U.S.A.F between 1957 and 1965. Voices From an Old Warrior, Why KC-135 Safety Matters by Christopher J. B. Hoctor (Copyright 2013 by Galleon’s Lap – 1st Edition Electronic version only, 2nd Edition is the 1st printed copy, Copyright 2014), is a […]

A Look at Past Participants at Otis Air National Guard Base’s Air Shows

  This Massachusetts Air National Guard F-106A was converted into a QF-106A drone after the host 102nd Fighter Wing transitioned to the F-15 Eagle. This aircraft was was destroyed in August, 1996 Mention the name “Otis” to any middle-aged or older Cape Cod local, and they’ll most likely remember the Air Force and Massachusetts Air […]

Book Review: So I Bought an Air Force…

#44-84634, registered as N351BD, soars through the airspace over Cape Cod during an air show. This airframe was imported by Will Martin and MACO Sales Financial Corporation in 1963. OK warbird fans, how many of you enjoy a good flyby by a North American P-51 Mustang? As of early 2020, upwards of one hundred fifty […]