Archive for the ‘airshows’ Category

The 2016 Heritage Flight Conference

Creating a Heritage: In 1997, during the 50th anniversary of the USAF celebrations, a most unique formation took to the skies. That formation included the latest aircraft in the USAF arsenal wing tip to wing tip with vintage warbirds. The aircraft flew two passes left to right in front of the crowd, to the music […]

Planes of Fame Airshow 2016

Planes of Fame Air Museum is proud to present Planes of Fame Airshow 2016, April 29 – May 1: commemorating the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor. This year’s airshow will feature nearly 50 historic aircraft, performing for your enjoyment as well as a salute to our veterans. We invite you to the airshow to celebrate […]

Defenders of Freedom, Offutt AFB Air Shows… I remember them!

Let’s look at some air show warbird memories from Nebraska’s Offutt Air Force Base, which hosted a series of fantastic shows in the late 1990s and into this Millennium. Classics came from the south (especially from Texas), from the northeast, from the southeast, and from the west.  Although held in the not-so-distant past, the Defenders of Freedom Air Show […]

MCAS El Toro 1992: Hey, I Remember That!

MCAS El Toro’s 1992 air show had quite a line up, with plenty of jet-engined performers. The 1991 Gulf War’s wind down allowed many combat veterans and their aircraft to be displayed at the show, but there were a few older warbirds that attracted quite an amount of interest too. The Marines’ AV-8B Harriers were […]