Archive for the ‘airshows’ Category

Looking Back at Past Joint Base Andrews Air Shows

The Washington DC area is served by multiple military bases, but the largest is now called Joint Base Andrews. Once an airport where the Navy and Marines operated one side of the aerodrome and the Air Force managed the other side, it is now combined as the name states, with Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, Army, and various […]

“Hornet Zero One” Showcases Canada’s150th Anniversary

If you are anything like me, I enjoy seeing special paint schemes on fighter aircraft. Arguably, nobody is doing it better and more consistently than the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). Every year before the airshow season starts I anxiously await what supreme design will adorn the RCAF CF-118 known as ‘Hornet 01’.

The Great State of Maine Air Show, Upcoming Thrills and Past History

Look familiar? A old photo of NAS Brunswick’s 2005 air show and open house… The airport at Brunswick, Maine has a long history of service to the United States. Originally it was built as a civilian gravel airfield, then converted as a military Naval Air Station during the World War II years, when it was […]

The Special Colors of the 2017 Royal International Air Tattoo

The Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) is the world’s largest military air show, held annually over the third weekend in July. Over the past few decades, it has been usually held at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire, England in support of The Royal Air Force Charitable Trust. The show typically attracts a total of 150,000 to […]