Archive for the ‘airshows’ Category

Edwards AFB Air Shows of the Early 1990s

During the early 1990s, the main focus of the U.S. Air Force was still centered on countering the U.S.S.R., although that union was beginning to unravel.  The first Gulf War was just around the corner, and most of the Air Force’s tactical arsenal was still painted in the camouflage  colors that would be the most […]

Warbirds at the 2018 “Vegas Strong” Nellis Air and Space Expo

This year, being the 70th anniversary of the United States Air Force, and with the recent tragic shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival on the Las Vegas Strip, Nellis Air Force Base painted up two aircraft in very special paint jobs in honor of both for their annual Air and Space Expo. A static […]

“NAVSTANOR” — THE 100th ANNIVERSARY AIR SHOW AT NAS CHAMBERS FIELD, VIRGINIA

Grumman TBM Avenger operated by the Commemorative Air Force “Chambers Field”, the Naval Air Station facility located within Naval Station Norfolk (NAVSTANOR), celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the flying component of the base with a fairly big but somewhat “secret” air show on Saturday, July 15th, 2017. It was a part of the overall celebration […]

The 1990 Pratt and Whitney 65th Anniversary Air Show

The year was 1990, sixty-five years after the Pratt and Whitney company began their work on aircraft engines in East Harford, Connecticut. Frederick Rentschler and six others moved into an empty shop space in 1925, and developed the Wasp radial – an air cooled aircraft engine. This was the first in a long line of […]