Archive for the ‘Military AIrcraft’ Category

Hanscom AFB’s 1989 and 1991 Air Shows

42nd Bomb Wing KC-135R based at Loring AFB, Maine. The base is now closed Air Force Base due to the BRAC.  The two year period between 1989 and 1991 saw a pair of air shows at Massachusetts’ Hanscom AFB, to the west of Boston found in the suburb of Bedford. Twenty years has seen a […]

The Perfect “10” of an Aircraft

Forty years and one day after it made its maiden flight, the Air Force has finally flown its first KC-10 west to the boneyard.  KC-10A 860036 (MSN 48249/424) named the “Peace Maker” was the 50th of the 60 airframes built for the United States Air Force. It was delivered on December 2, 1986 to SAC (Strategic […]

‘Bert’s Last JATO Launch, NAS Pensacola 2009 Home Coming Air Show

When Hurricane Katrina slammed into the New Orleans area in 2005, it set in motion a grand finale event in 2009. When the storm hit NAS New Orleans, as the story goes, a large part of a cache of JATO bottles (standing for Jet Assisted Take Off – sometimes known for what they actually are […]

ClassicWarbirds.net Random Warbirds #6

2009 Abbotsford, British Columbia air show formation – front to rear: P-51C, F7F, P-51D, Yak-11. Hunting Percival Jet Provost T.5 at Lakeland, Florida. North American T-28s at Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Commemorative colors aboard an F-16Cs during refueling at a Northern Lightning exercise over Wisconsin. P-51D at Wiscasset, Maine. P-51D at Wiscasset, Maine. B-25 Mitchell at Rockland/Owls […]