Archive for the ‘Bombers’ Category

Warbirds at Oshkosh, Part 2

Here’s the second part of a multi-feature look back at some of the warbirds that have attended the EAA’s Oshkosh Convention and Fly-In over the years. There’s always a buzz before each year’s gathering regarding what exotic aircraft will fly to the event and park in the Warbirds compound. Warbird helicopters aren’t too common; the Piasecki/Vertol […]

Warbirds at Oshkosh, Part 1

  Whether you know it as the EAA Convention, as AirVenture, or by other names, the Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) annual fly-in and air show at Oshkosh Wisconsin draws some eye-watering warbirds. Today’s division of the EAA, officially known as Warbirds of America, began in the mid-1960s by a group of West Coast aviators who […]

MASDC, AMARC, AMARG; Some Snapshots in Time, Bombers Part 1

During the early 1990s, mainly after the first Gulf War, the B-52D “Big Belly” and B-52G fleets were retired. The START 1 treaty was signed in 1991, and over 360 B-52 bombers ultimately took up residence at Davis-Monthan AFB, awaiting their demise with the scrappers. Most were earlier B-52C, -D, -E and -F versions that […]

Reading, PA WWII Weekend

“Yesterday, December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.”   President Franklin D. Roosevelt spoke those immortal words nearly seventy-three years ago and again, reenacted by Delmas P. Wood, in Reading, PA in remembrance […]