Archive for the ‘Bombers’ Category

Looking Back at Past Joint Base Andrews Air Shows

The Washington DC area is served by multiple military bases, but the largest is now called Joint Base Andrews. Once an airport where the Navy and Marines operated one side of the aerodrome and the Air Force managed the other side, it is now combined as the name states, with Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, Army, and various […]

75th Anniversary of the “Forgotten 18th Squadron”

Colonel Harold Jacobs, Senator Anne Rushton, Allen Day, Brian Coleman, Hans de Vries, and Leesa Vlahos Written by Dion Makowski with Anne West They shall grow not old, As we that are left grow old, Age shall not weary them, Nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun, And in the morning […]

Valiant Air Command’s TICO Air Show Reaches Forty!

Air shows are a driving force behind the public’s interest in aviation. I’ve chosen a handful of long-running events to preview in 2017, and offer some of the venues’ history too. The Valiant Air Command’s Fortieth TICO Airshow is just around the corner! The Space Coast Regional Airport (TICO comes from the Titusville – Cocoa Airport […]

McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II Set to Retire From U.S. Military Service

The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II is one of those rare breeds of aircraft design that has served with the U.S. military for over half a century. The first flight of a prototype occurred on May 27, 1958. In December of 2016, the final flights of U.S. military F-4s will occur, capped off with a […]