Archive for the ‘U.S. Navy’ Category

NAS Oceana Air Shows – Looking Back

Naval Air Station Oceana, jut east of the city of Norfolk – in Virginia Beach, Virginia, is the East Coast’s Master Jet Base and near the home of the U.S. Navy’s Atlantic Ocean-based aircraft carriers. The carrier’s Air Wings’ fighter and attack aircraft most likely call Oceana home.  The main airfield at the base is known […]

The Great State of Maine Air Show, Upcoming Thrills and Past History

Look familiar? A old photo of NAS Brunswick’s 2005 air show and open house… The airport at Brunswick, Maine has a long history of service to the United States. Originally it was built as a civilian gravel airfield, then converted as a military Naval Air Station during the World War II years, when it was […]

Remembering LZ 129, the Hindenburg – and the Importance of Naval Air Station Lakehurst

On May 6, 2017, I attended the memorial service the eightieth anniversary of the Hindenburg disaster at the spot where the Hindenburg crashed at Naval Air Station Lakehurst, New Jersey. The weather was much like it was that fateful night eighty years ago, overcast, a cool breeze and light rain. For more than 30 years […]

“Pax-16”: Something Different

Naval Air Station Patuxent River (KNHK / Trapnel Field) also known as NAS Pax River, is a United States Naval Air Station located in St. Mary’s County, Maryland. Located on Chesapeake Bay, near the mouth of the Patuxent River, it is about one hour east of Andrews AFB. The big base is home to Headquarters, […]