Archive for the ‘Transports’ Category

Looking Back: MASDC/AMARC Transports in Storage

  Photos by Del Laughery and Ken Kula Here’s a look at various transports stored in the Military Aircraft Storage and Disposition Center (MASDC) and the Aircraft Maintenance and Regeneration Center (AMARC) in Tucson, Arizona. Now known as the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG), the name changes happened last century.  You can hover […]

The Royal Canadian Air Force Retires Their Buffaloes

The last operational flight of Canada’s long serving CC-115 Buffalo transports occurred on January 15, 2022. The 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron, based at Comox, British Columbia, was the last operational unit in the Royal Canadian Air Force to use the De Havilland Canada Buffaloes. The type is being replaced by the new EADS CC-295 […]

AFTER OCEANA 2019 – “THE MILITARY AVIATION MUSEUM”

It was Sunday, September 22nd, 2019, in Virginia Beach. Yesterday, Saturday, was my last day at the 2019 NAS Oceana Air Show, always one of the best military shows in the United States. As I exited at 5:30 to the Hanger 404 Lot, I walked past the very last birds on the ramp before I […]

Twenty Years of Andrews AFB Air Shows Aircraft 1987 to 2007

US Air Force F-111. Andrews Air Force Base is located in Camp Springs, Maryland. Sitting just east of the busy I-95 highway today, the site was first used as a military camp during the Civil War. In 1942, work began on an airport for the Army Air Corps. Beginning as a training base, it became […]