Archive for the ‘Helicopters’ Category

The 40th Anniversary Geneseo Airshow – The Incomplete Story

Also known as The Greatest Show on Turf, The National Warplane Museum titled their 40th Anniversary airshow, “Operation Thanks from Above”, which took place on July 10th and 11th, 2021. This represented a carryover from the area flybys conducted in 2020 to honor First Responders, Healthcare Professionals and Essential Workers. Due to a family event […]

Kaman SH-2 Sea Sprite Scrapbook

Kaman’s UH-2 Sea Sprite was first operated by the U.S. Navy in 1962. Originally powered by a single turbine engine, it was found to be underpowered, and a fix to this problem was hastily approved. The first twin-engined UH-2Fs were produced in 1968 and were used during the Vietnam War for search and rescue, and […]

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 […]

Our Sikorsky H-3 and CH-124 Sea King Scrapbook

The Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King helicopter’s prototype first flew on March 11, 1959. Designed to be a main part of the U.S. Navy’s anti-submarine warfare efforts that protected their seaborn ships, the design was adapted into other uses, like search and rescue, utility transportation, and even a mini- Command and Control aircraft. A direct link […]