Archive for the ‘Military AIrcraft’ Category

Looking Back at the Tomcat’s Sunset at the 2006 NAS Oceana Air Show

The 2006 NAS Oceana Air Show was one of the major highlights (or lowlights, depending how you feel) for U. S. Naval aviation in the new Millennium. The show featured the beginning of the Sunset events for the Grumman F-14 Tomcat in American service. The final operational F-14s were flying with VF-32, an Ocean-based Fighter […]

Looking Back at the Blue Angels 60th Birthday Bash at RNLAF Leeuwarden

Koninklijke Luchtmacht (RNLAF) Leeuwarden Open Dagen 2006 The year was 2006, and the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Squadron as celebrating their 60th Anniversary. As part of their schedule, a short European tour was planned and executed, including a weekend at the RNLAF Leeuwarden, an air force base well northeast of the Netherlands’ largest […]

What Are Those Invasion Stripes All About?

  Photos from our ClassicWarbirds.net staff and military photographers, as noted… Most World War II history buffs and experts know the reason behind those iconic black and white stripes found on many Allied military aircraft during the latter part of 1944. Used as an identification feature for Allied fighters, bombers, transports and a few other […]

Voices From an Old Warrior, Why KC-135 Safety Matters – A Book Review

Boeing built eight hundred and twenty C-135 airframes including all variants, delivered to the U.S.A.F between 1957 and 1965. Voices From an Old Warrior, Why KC-135 Safety Matters by Christopher J. B. Hoctor (Copyright 2013 by Galleon’s Lap – 1st Edition Electronic version only, 2nd Edition is the 1st printed copy, Copyright 2014), is a […]