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The 2016 Los Angeles County Air Show

The Los Angeles County Airshow sprang back to life on March 19th and 20th at William J. Fox Field in Lancaster, California. Lancaster is approximately 75 miles north of Los Angeles in the Mojave Desert and is home to numerous aviation records, as well as the iconic Edwards Air Force Base, NASA’s Dryden Flight Research […]

Coast Guard Aviation at 100 Years: A Century In Harm’s Way, Part 1

This is the first of a two part series on the centennial of Coast Guard Aviation.  To see the other article, which covers the years later than this article, click here. The First Five Decades… The U.S. Coast Guard’s history with aviation spans less than half its existence, but the impact of heavier-than-air vehicles on Coast […]

2016 TICO Warbird Air Show

Written by Ken Kula As part of a group of aviation photographers in the 1980s, we used to have a saying that if it’s TICO, it must be Spring! After all, that top-notch warbird air show occurred at the Space Coast Regional Airport in Titusville Florida every March, when the earth was warming and flowers […]

Seventy Years Strong: The U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels

On April 24, 1946, shortly after the Second World War ended, Admiral Chester Nimitz, then Chief of Naval Operations, directed that a “flight demonstration team be organized within the Naval Advanced Training Command to represent the Navy at air shows and similar events”. Seven decades later, the Blue Angels team has expanded, reorganized, been to […]