Archive for the ‘U.S. Marines’ Category

The Few… C-9s Remaining in Military Service

The U.S. Marine Corps recruiting slogan: “The Few. The Proud. The Marines.” has a secondary meaning these days… the Marines operate the last pair of some 57 McDonnell Douglas/Boeing DC-9/C-9 military jet transports. The C-9/DC-9 family has been used by multiple U.S. military branches, as well as civilian agencies and a few foreign operators, since […]

Still Kicking After 50 Years

North American Aviation/Rockwell’s OV-10 Bronco won a U.S. military competition for a Light Armed Reconnaissance Aircraft (LARA) which was announced in 1963. The LARA requirements included improvements over the current observation aircraft of the period, namely Cessna O-1 Bird Dog and O-2 Skymaster aircraft. The U.S. Air Force, Army and Navy were all involved in […]

2016 Planes of Fame Air Show, Chino California

Story and Photos by Steve Lewis As many shows as I go to each year, there are none I look forward to more than the Planes of Fame Airshow in Chino, California. The POF museum boasts an incredible collection of flyable aircraft. During their annual airshow, they put the majority of them in the sky […]

Craven County’s Historic Aircraft

North Carolina’s Craven County is home to Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, and rich in aviation history. In particular, Havelock – the city where the air base is located, has close ties to military flight activity, and a number of restored military aircraft. The city’s crest, and those of the police and fire departments, […]