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THE BARNES AIR SHOW 2017: The History of Barnes Airport and the 104th Fighter Wing

Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport was home to the 2017 “Westfield International Air Show”, a flying extravaganza sponsored by the 104th Fighter Wing and held in central Massachusetts on August 11th and 12th this year that included over 72 airplanes and 6 hours of “Sierra Hotel” flying for 100,000 plane crazy people! Outwardly Barnes looks like a […]

EAA AirVenture Warbird Photo Scrap Book for 2017

As usual, there were a truckload of significant features at this year’s AirVenture!  A trio of Bell P-63 KingCobras took to the air, a pair of B-29s graced the skies, and a solo Douglas A-20 also flew during the weeklong event.  And, that’s just the beginning of it…  bomber week showcased B-25s for a special […]

The 2017 Narragansett Beach Airshow – an Added Bonus in Rhode Island!

The 2017 Rhode Island National Guard Open House Air Show was held during the weekend of May 20-21st – a Saturday and Sunday event. A lesser-known preamble to the show is a gem of a presentation at nearby Narragansett Beach, only a twenty minute drive from the Quonset Point air show location.  On the Friday before […]

NAS Oceana Air Shows – Looking Back

Naval Air Station Oceana, jut east of the city of Norfolk – in Virginia Beach, Virginia, is the East Coast’s Master Jet Base and near the home of the U.S. Navy’s Atlantic Ocean-based aircraft carriers. The carrier’s Air Wings’ fighter and attack aircraft most likely call Oceana home.  The main airfield at the base is known […]