Archive for the ‘U.S. Air Force’ Category

America’s Civil Air Patrol Enters Its Ninth Decade of Service

  Civil Air Patrol Poster The United States’ Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is an organization tasked with diverse responsibilities. Although search and rescue (from the air and from the ground) takes a highly visible role, aviation training and humanitarian missions are also part of the equation that defines the CAP. Although this congressionally chartered, non-profit […]

The Great State of Texas Airshow 2022

As they say in the Southwest, everything is bigger in Texas, including its airshows. After a five-year hiatus, the Great State of Texas Airshow returned to Joint Base San Antonio – Randolph (JBSA-Randolph) on April 23-24, 2022. It is apparent from the turnout of over half a million spectators that the community missed it. The […]

AVIATION ON THE WAY TO OCEANA

Are you heading down to Oceana this September on US-13 south through DelMarVa? Hope so! It’s been a quiet two summers for plane chasers and our beloved air shows with most shut down because of the “Great Pandemic”. But if NAS Oceana stays on, and we do head south again, well, the drive really can […]

Looking Back MARC/MASDC Reconnaissance Aircraft in Storage

Photos by Del Laughery and Ken Kula Here are a dozen photos from the military’s storage yard at Davis Monthan AFB, Arizona. Hover over a photo to see the type aircraft, click for an enlarged photo. These are all reconnaissance aircraft from the 1960s through the 1980s.