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

OSH Warbirds in Review Part #1 80 Years Young – North American’s Texan

  All photos by Scott Jankowski – most from the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 event, with additional file photos – Ed. On September 18th 1938 the first of an eventual 15,495 North American Aviation Texans took to the sky. The Texan is known by many different names including the AT-6 by the United States Army […]

The Westover Air Show 2018: Some Planes, Some History, and Even an Astronaut

The Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee, Mass., home of the 439th Airlift Wing and their big C-5’s of the Air Force Reserve Command, held their first air show since May of 2015 on Saturday and Sunday, July 14th and 15th, 2018. The air show, officially called “The Great New England Air & Space Show”, was […]

U.S. Military Aviation’s Half Century Club

There are a handful of aircraft designs that are approaching, or have already surpassed fifty years of service with various U.S. military users. Half a century of service speaks praises of the design’s utility and adaptability, as many designs have been assigned duties other than what they originally were intended to carry out. Additionally, some […]

THE 2017 ANDREWS AIR SHOW

  The “2017 Joint Base Andrews Air Show – Breaking Barriers for 70 Years – Featuring the Thunderbirds and the Golden Knights” – was held on Saturday and Sunday, September 16 – 17, 2017. Andrews had a fabulous Air Show this year. As has been the case for the last few years, the air show […]