Archive for the ‘airshows’ Category

Oshkosh 2015 Scrapbook, Volume One

AirVenture 2015’s warbird participation was extraordinary, as a number of commemorative events were celebrated.  This year marked the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, and the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Vietnam ground war. As always, the EAA Warbirds of America attracts all manners […]

The Greatest Show on Turf Through Frank Ertl’s Lens

The Greatest Show on Turf – 2015

Article and Photographs by Bruce Vinal Ask me which airshow I will not miss and the answer is simple……. Geneseo. Is it because they have more warbirds than any other show in the country? Not typically. Is it because they have the rarest planes in the world? Sometimes, but not always. When I was a […]

Late 1950’s Stewart Air Force Base Through Robert Finch’s Eyes

Robert “Bob” Finch, is an aviation photographer and historian (and frequent contributor to this web site), who lived in New York State, north of New York City, during the 1950s.  Before he reached his teen years, his father gave him a film camera, and Bob began taking pictures of airplanes.  He still does it today, although he’s […]