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

The 2016 Heritage Flight Conference

Creating a Heritage: In 1997, during the 50th anniversary of the USAF celebrations, a most unique formation took to the skies. That formation included the latest aircraft in the USAF arsenal wing tip to wing tip with vintage warbirds. The aircraft flew two passes left to right in front of the crowd, to the music […]

Defenders of Freedom, Offutt AFB Air Shows… I remember them!

Let’s look at some air show warbird memories from Nebraska’s Offutt Air Force Base, which hosted a series of fantastic shows in the late 1990s and into this Millennium. Classics came from the south (especially from Texas), from the northeast, from the southeast, and from the west.  Although held in the not-so-distant past, the Defenders of Freedom Air Show […]

Dover AFB’s Air Mobility Command Museum

According to the Air Mobility Command Museum’s web site, Dover AFB has an interesting and varied history. From an Army base that, in part, hosted experimental rocket research in the 1940s, to a fighter base during the 1950s through the 70’s, to the current Air Mobility Command duties, the base has risen in importance due […]

MCAS El Toro 1992: Hey, I Remember That!

MCAS El Toro’s 1992 air show had quite a line up, with plenty of jet-engined performers. The 1991 Gulf War’s wind down allowed many combat veterans and their aircraft to be displayed at the show, but there were a few older warbirds that attracted quite an amount of interest too. The Marines’ AV-8B Harriers were […]