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

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 […]

Edwards AFB Air Shows of the Early 1990s

During the early 1990s, the main focus of the U.S. Air Force was still centered on countering the U.S.S.R., although that union was beginning to unravel.  The first Gulf War was just around the corner, and most of the Air Force’s tactical arsenal was still painted in the camouflage  colors that would be the most […]