Archive for the ‘U.S. Marines’ Category

Marine Corps EA-6B Prowler Sunset and VMAQ-2 Deactivation

On Friday, March 8th, 2019, the United States Marine Corps said farewell to the venerable Grumman EA-6B Prowler and the last squadron to fly it, VMAQ-2, ‘The Death Jesters”. This was truly an end of two eras.

Sikorsky’s Sea Kings No Longer Rule the Waves

  The prototype Sikorsky HSS-2 Sea King made its’ first flight on March 11, 1959. There are still some later-built versions in use today, some sixty years ago, attesting to the design’s usefulness and reliability. Sikorsky Aircraft began manufacturing the HSS-2 helicopter after winning a 1957 competition for an anti-submarine warfare helicopter for the U.S. […]

THE RUMBLE OF THUNDER OVER MICHIGAN 2018

The Ypsilanti MI based Yankee Air Museum hosts the annual Thunder Over Michigan Air Show at the Willow Run International Airport. We just took a look at the aircraft that brought the “Thunder” to the 2018 airshow, we now turn our attention to the Radials of the 2018 show. Thunder Over Michigan 2018 brought together […]

Dissimilar Formations, With Warbirds Included…

“Dissimilar formation” is a term used to describe a formation with at least two different types of aircraft in it.  At air shows with military themes, a common practice is to team warbirds and active military aircraft together, in formation.