Archive for the ‘Bombers’ Category

Kirtland Air Force Base Air & Space Fiesta 2019

Kirtland Air Force Base is situated on the southeast side of Albuquerque New Mexico’s largest airport. The base sits across the runways from the civilian terminal and actually shares the same runways with the Albuquerque International Sunport (KABQ). This busy northern New Mexico airport handled some 5,467,693 passengers in 2018. As this airport is a […]

DEFENDERS OF FREEDOM

  Ten miles South of Omaha Nebraska, adjacent to the city of Bellevue Nebraska, one will find Offutt Air Force Base. Offutt has a very rich history dating back to the late 1890’s when Fort Crook was constructed, as a matter of fact many of the original structures are still in use today. In 1918 […]

“Sally B“ – A Flying Monument

The prototype of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress took off for the first time in 1935, deliveries to the US Air Force (at that time called US Army Air Corps) began in October 1939. Till the end of production 1945 overall 12.731 B-17 have been built in different versions, marking as well the start of […]

Re-purposed Warbirds and Other Classics…

There’s quite a large number of former military warplanes and civilian airliners that have taken on roles other than what they were designed to do.  A good quantity of piston and turboprop transports, and some bombers too, have recently been retired from air tanker service, with age and deteriorating equipment as main reasons. Here is […]