Archive for the ‘Military AIrcraft’ Category

Grumman’s F-14 Tomcat Scrapbook

The Tomcat was the successor of the ill-fated F-111B aircraft carrier-based fighter.  The first prototype flew on December 21, 1970, and was introduced operationally in 1974, just missing combat in the skies over Vietnam. One original mission was to defend carrier task forces from attacks from the Soviet Union in case of World War III.  […]

One More Look… AirVenture 2021 Warbirds

Here’s one more look at this year’s group of warbirds which took part in the big show in Oshkosh.  These are all by Scott Jankowski and Del Laughery… enjoy!

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 […]

Reopening America’s Hangar

When its doors opened to the public in December 2003, the National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center was a dream come true for the Smithsonian Institution. After years of private fundraising efforts and lobbying government leaders for funding, the world-renowned museum and educational institution finally had a new facility to display the […]