Archive for the ‘Helicopters’ Category

Looking Back – My Fort Drum Familiarization Trip

Around the beginning of the new Millennium – that being 2000 to 2003 I believe, a familiarization program for FAA air traffic controllers was organized to observe Army and Air National Guard aviation operations at Fort Drum, New York. North of a Utica to Syracuse line on a map, there are multiple Military Operating Areas […]

Aerospace Museum of California

The Aerospace Museum of California is located in Sacramento, at the former McClellan Air Force Base. Originally part of the National Museum of the United States Air Force, after the base closed due to a BRAC decision, the museum became a non-profit organization in 2001. In 2007, it moved from its previous location on the […]

Nose Art Gallery

  Nose art on military aircraft began to be noticed prior to World War I. Art was first used as an identification feature between squadrons, or to personalize an aircraft. During World War II, nose art became a personalizing feature with homage to people places or things from “back home”. Later, art commemorating an event […]

A Review of the Air Force 60th Event at Nellis AFB

This year, 2022, is the 75th Anniversary of the founding of the U.S. Air Force (USAF). In 2007, a major celebration of military flight was presented at Nevada’s Nellis Air Force Base, noting the 60th anniversary of the USAF. Not only were many American warbirds and active Air Force aircraft in the air and on […]