Archive for the ‘Aviation History’ Category

U.S. Navy Training Aircraft From World War II to Today, Part 2

Here’s a second scrapbook of U.S. Navy and Marines training aircraft from the dawn of the jet engine through today. This edition contains turbine-engined aircraft, our previous version (already published) contained piston-engined aircraft. This TF-9J Cougar was the first swept wing jet trainer used by the Navy, here it sits in the Military Aircraft Storage […]

Random Warbirds #10

A pair of North American F-86/Canadair Sabres at Nellis AFB. Well, the end of 2020 is almost upon us, and here’s our final Random Warbirds scrapbook… including this one, we did ten of them this year beginning in March. Enjoy! Hawker Andover C.1 at RAF Fairford, U.K. KAMAN HOK (OH-43D) at NAS North Island for […]

Wings Over Houston 2020

  With an unused airline ticket in my bank, I returned to the Wings Over Houston Airshow for a second year in a row after the official announcement that it was a go for October 9-11. In this Covid-19 year of 2020, any airshow is a reason to be thankful. A trend that had begun […]

Brigadier General Charles “Chuck” Yeager Has Died

Brigadier General Charles “Chuck” Yeager Brigadier General Charles “Chuck” Yeager died in Los Angeles on Monday, December 7, 2020 at age 97. The famous pilot served in the U.S. Army Air Corps and Air Force for decades, becoming an ace fighter pilot in World War II, and continued his military flying career after the war […]