Archive for the ‘Base Visits’ Category

Mojave Warbirds From Three Decades Ago

QF-100Fs Mojave, California can boast of having one of the most interesting airports in the world. While it is a civilian-owned and operated airport, it sees more than a normal share of warbird operations too…  I was fortunate to be able to take three trips to the airport in the 1990s during some “aviation-overload” weekends […]

Looking Back at Some Early 1990s MCAS El Toro Air Shows.

  Here’s a look back in time… about thirty years, to a series of MCAS El Toro air shows during the early 1990s. Operation Desert Storm-era military aircraft, including active Marine RF-4Bs, OV-10s and CH-46s were displayed on the ground and in the air. One of the last flyable (in the U. S. anyway) F-8 […]

199th Fighter Squadron / Hawaii Air National Guard F-22 Raptors Joint Base Pearl Harbor – Hickham / Honolulu International Airport Honolulu

On 24 May 1946, the 463rd Fighter Squadron was renamed the 199th Fighter Squadron, and allotted to the Hawaii Air National Guard. It was extended federal recognition on 4 November 1946 by the National Guard Bureau while at Bellows Field, Hawaii. On 28 October 1947, the unit moved to Hickham Air Force Base, which is […]

The Edinburgh Air Show in South Australia: “Vimy to Fifth Generation in 100 Years”

Australia’s latest airborne defence capabilities were on show in Adelaide the weekend of November 9th & 10th 2019, when the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) hosted its first major air show in more than three year’s… since 2007. The Edinburgh Air Show in South Australia included air and ground displays of many of the Royal […]