Archive for the ‘Bombers’ Category

Grumman Cats Review

Last Cat Standing, the Grumman F-14 Tomcat Grumman Aircraft Engineering began its run as an aviation powerhouse at the end of the Great Depression, in 1929. Sixty-five years later, it was merged into the Northrop Corporation in 1994.  Known for designs that primarily served the U.S. Navy and its’ aircraft carriers during its six and […]

An Alpine Village Airshow: Small Town Charm Present in Abundance at Wings Over Northern Michigan 2019

Czech 2 and 4 taxi in About an hour west of Traverse City, Gaylord is a small town in Northern Michigan best known for golfing, winter sports, and its “Alpine Village” aesthetic. The 2019 edition of Wings Over Northern Michigan marked the 10th consecutive year of airshows hosted at Gaylord Regional Airport, an admirable streak […]

Hands on History at CAF’s AirPower History Tour

With only two airworthy examples remaining of nearly 4,000 airframes built, it’s a rare treat to see a B-29 in observation. Aviation geeks from near and far had that opportunity during the recent stop of the Commemorative Air Force’s AirPower History Tour stop at Oakland County International Airport in Southeast Michigan. The airport, known to […]

Nine-O-Nine Has Crashed

A few days ago, the Collings Foundation’s B-17G, “Nine-O-Nine” crashed while returning to Bradley International Airport in Connecticut. Seven crew members and passengers died, while seven more people in the plane and on the ground were injured. The highly visible aircraft, part of the Wings of Freedom Tour, had departed with ten passengers and three […]