Archive for the ‘Base Visits’ Category

Looking Back: MASDC/AMARC/AMARG Fighters in Storage

Photography by Del Laughery and Ken Kula (click on the thumbnails for enlarged photos) Here’s a scrapbook of fighters… from the 1960s through the turn of this century… that were or are still in storage at the U. S. Air Force Material Command’s giant storage lot in Tucson, Arizona. Sometimes called the “Boneyard”, the 390th […]

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 […]