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Warbirds at Oshkosh, Part 3

The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) will hold it’s latest Convention… now known as EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, during the week of July 20-26, 2015.  Every year, a surprise or two within the EAA Warbirds of America compound adds to the excitement. As this story is posted, another AirVenture will unfold in less than two months.  Bits of information […]

The Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover

An amazing salute to a rapidly disappearing group of living military veterans occurred on Friday May 8, 2015, when the world witnessed the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover (henceforth known here as the “Flyover”).  As part of a ceremony that commemorated the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (VE Day), the Flyover contained examples […]

Warbirds at Oshkosh, Part 2

Here’s the second part of a multi-feature look back at some of the warbirds that have attended the EAA’s Oshkosh Convention and Fly-In over the years. There’s always a buzz before each year’s gathering regarding what exotic aircraft will fly to the event and park in the Warbirds compound. Warbird helicopters aren’t too common; the Piasecki/Vertol […]

2014 Rochester International Air Show Review

During a hazy summer weekend in western New York State, the Greater Rochester International Airport hosted it’s 2014 International Air Show. Nestled on the southern shore of Lake Ontario, the show headlined the USAF Thunderbirds, but a surprising amount of warbirds attracted attention too. To be sure, there was a gaggle of U.S.-built warbirds that […]