Archive for the ‘Re-purposed warbirds’ Category

Random Warbird Aircraft #9

Royal Australian Air Force RF-111C dump and burn spectacle at Avalon, Australia. Here is our ninth Random Warbirds photo collection, enjoy! Consolidated PB-4Y in waterbomber colors, NAS North Island, California. Hawker Hunter “Papyrus” at RAF Cottesmore, U.K. Former Swiss Air Force Hawker Hunter Mk.58 at RAF Cottesmore, U.K.  Spitfire LF Mk.Vb at RAF Fairford, U.K. […]

Fairbanks, Alaska 2004 trip

Former Texas Air National Guard Convair C-131B  It has been almost sixteen full years years since I made a magical trip  from New Hampshire to Fairbanks, Alaska. My main reason was to report on the Indian Air Force’s first deployment to Alaska, to participate in the 2004 Cooperative Cope Thunder exercise. Of course, there was […]

Reno, 2019

Once a year, Stead Airport erupts with the sound of the fastest motorsport on Earth. The Reno Air Races are one of the most iconic aviation events of the year. After finally attending my first air races last year, I made my way back up to Reno again this past September for this spectacular event. […]

Re-purposed Warbirds and Other Classics…

There’s quite a large number of former military warplanes and civilian airliners that have taken on roles other than what they were designed to do.  A good quantity of piston and turboprop transports, and some bombers too, have recently been retired from air tanker service, with age and deteriorating equipment as main reasons. Here is […]