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My 2015 Air Show Finale Weekend

    The distance “as the crow flies” between NAS Pensacola and Moody AFB is just 280 miles. What a coincidence that this pair of military air bases would host the final large events of the 2015 North American air show season, being so close to each other. Two of the U.S.’s top military flight demonstration […]

Ike’s Commanders

An interesting and unique warbird from the 1950s was in attendance at 2015’s EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. A close relative to history’s smallest Air Force One, this Aero Commander VL-26B was part of an order of Air Force executive transports, and is now owned by Scott Main.  He and his wife put their aircraft on display, it being […]

Connecticut’s Vietnam 50th Anniversary Commemoration

A noteworthy public commemoration of the Vietnam War occurred over the weekend of July 11th and 12th, 2015 in Connecticut. The “Vietnam 50th Celebration” marked the half century since the beginning of the ground war in that country. The event took place at the Connecticut Air National Guard base in East Granby and the New […]

MASDC, AMARC, AMARG, Some Snapshots in Time, Trainers and Transports

Towards the end of the U.S. Armed Forces’ move from the piston age into the jet age, MASDC, and later AMARC, became chock full of surplus and obsolescent aircraft in a hurry. When I began visiting the Boneyard in the late 1980s and early 1990s, there were still several Convair C-131 and T-29 aircraft still in […]