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Hanscom AFB’s 1989 and 1991 Air Shows

42nd Bomb Wing KC-135R based at Loring AFB, Maine. The base is now closed Air Force Base due to the BRAC.  The two year period between 1989 and 1991 saw a pair of air shows at Massachusetts’ Hanscom AFB, to the west of Boston found in the suburb of Bedford. Twenty years has seen a […]

REPUBLIC AIRPORT – THE OTHER JONES BEACH AIR SHOW

The Jones Beach Air Show, officially known as the “Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach State Park 2019”, was held on Saturday and Sunday, May 26th and 27th, 2019, at — Jones Beach! But there was another air show going on at Republic Airport (FRG) in East Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, about 8 miles […]

MY ELIZABETH CITY DIVERT:

  A few weeks ago I was heading south down NC-168 for a vacation in the Outer Banks of North Carolina when I decided to hang a right turn on 158 and head south do a quick side trip to Elizabeth City before I hit the sand dunes of Kitty Hawk. Elizabeth City is a […]

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 […]