Archive for the ‘U.S. Navy’ Category

Looking Back at the 2002 NAS Norfolk Air Show

  Continuing on a theme introduced a month ago; this is the second installment of photographs from airshows that I attended prior to the age of digital photography. I am not proceeding in any particular chronological order from my collection. I am merely examining the boxes upon boxes of photographs and pulling the best shows […]

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 […]

‘Bert’s Last JATO Launch, NAS Pensacola 2009 Home Coming Air Show

When Hurricane Katrina slammed into the New Orleans area in 2005, it set in motion a grand finale event in 2009. When the storm hit NAS New Orleans, as the story goes, a large part of a cache of JATO bottles (standing for Jet Assisted Take Off – sometimes known for what they actually are […]

Looking Back at the 2002 Dover AFB Air Show

With no current air show activity taking place and nothing realistically happening in the foreseeable future, I could not think of a better time than now but to go through my archive of negatives and slides and start scanning images from airshows I attended prior to digital SLR’s. I chose Dover AFB to be one […]