Archive for the ‘U.S. Navy’ Category

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. Presented as Air Force heritage flights, they’re now presented by the Air Force Heritage Flight […]

MASDC/AMARC Warbirds Part II

Here are some views of the “Boneyard” – otherwise known as MASDC or AMARC during the 1980s and 1990s.  How many of these aircraft types have you seen active, and in the air??

Allisons, Wrights, Packards and Pratts, A Quick Freedom Tour Stop by the Collings Foundation at Worcester

The Collings Foundation’s Freedom Tour, a travelling band of World War II warbirds, made a stop in Worcester, Massachusetts recently.  Included in the tour was their B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft”, the TF-51 “Toulouse Nuts”, and the B-25 Mitchell “Tondelayo”. The Foundation’s B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine-O-Nine” couldn’t make the trip, as it was having an engine changed […]

OSH Warbirds in Review Part #1 80 Years Young – North American’s Texan

  All photos by Scott Jankowski – most from the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 event, with additional file photos – Ed. On September 18th 1938 the first of an eventual 15,495 North American Aviation Texans took to the sky. The Texan is known by many different names including the AT-6 by the United States Army […]