Archive for the ‘airshows’ Category

Planes of Fame – Chino Airshow Publishes Their Schedule

  The Planes of Fame Air Museum has two branches, one in Arizona, the other and oldest, is in Chino, California. On the weekend of May 4-5th, 2019, their annual air show, chock full of warbirds, will be presented once again. This year, they’ll salute the 75th Anniversary of D-Day – the invasion of Normandy. […]

Legends In Flight – The 2019 Joint Base Andrews Airshow Preview and a Look Back

“Legends In Flight” is the theme for the 2019 Air and Space Expo at Joint Base Andrews, just off of the Capital Beltway in Camp Springs, Maryland. Andrews serves the Washington DC area, and is where the Air Force’s 89th Airlift Wing – operator of the “Air Force One” and other Special Mission Airlift aircraft […]

T-6/SNJ/Harvard Scrapbook

The North American Aviation T-6 Texan family encompasses dozens of variants and sub-variants. The initial prototype was known as the NA-16, which first flew in 1935. This aircraft was modified to answer a call for an advanced training aircraft for the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1937. The BC (Basic Combat) and BT (Basic Trainer) […]

Warbirds Over Wanaka – 1998

Twenty-plus years have flown by since my first and only visit (thus far) to New Zealand. My main purpose of the trip was to see the highly anticipated Polikarpov fighters, the I-153 and I-16 World War II era planes that the Alpine Fighter Collection had rebuilt in Russian factories during the mid-1990s. The show, during […]