Archive for the ‘Warbird Fighters’ Category

Planes of Fame – Chino Airshow Publishes Their Schedule

  The Planes of Fame Air Museum has two branches, one in Arizona, the other and oldest, is in Chino, California. On the weekend of May 4-5th, 2019, their annual air show, chock full of warbirds, will be presented once again. This year, they’ll salute the 75th Anniversary of D-Day – the invasion of Normandy. […]

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 […]

Warbirds Over Wanaka – 1998

Twenty-plus years have flown by since my first and only visit (thus far) to New Zealand. My main purpose of the trip was to see the highly anticipated Polikarpov fighters, the I-153 and I-16 World War II era planes that the Alpine Fighter Collection had rebuilt in Russian factories during the mid-1990s. The show, during […]

Mustang Scrapbook

North American Aviation’s P-51 Mustang changed the course of World War II, the Korean War, and quite possibly a few more smaller conflicts. The type served in front line use for more than three decades. Over 15,000 airframes were produced, and the type served in about two dozen air forces around the world.