Archive for the ‘U.S. Navy’ Category

Our Preview of Warbird Features at the 2019 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

Less than a month to go until the EAA’s AirVenture 2019 gets under way. Press releases are hinting at a wonderful warbird gathering, many for specific anniversaries or events. Highlights include the proclamation that this year is “The Year of the Fighter”, and a large amount of warbird and active duty military fighters are expected […]

The 2019 NAF El Centro Air Show

One of the first air shows of the year is held at Naval Air Facility El Centro in the Imperial Valley. In addition, NAF El Centro has long been the winter training home of the United States Navy Demonstration Team, the Blue Angels, who open their show schedule each year here.

U.S. Navy’s Legacy Hornets Retire With A Sundown Celebration

On Friday February 1, 2019 a rare sundown had occurred at 1303 hours at the U.S. Navy’s East Coast Master Jet Base, Naval Air Station Oceana. This sundown had not come early because this was for the U.S. Navy’s F/A-18C ‘Legacy’ Hornet and this event was over 40 years in the making. As of this […]

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. […]