Archive for the ‘Warbird Fighters’ Category

JASDF Hyakuri Air Festival 2018

Editor’s Note: The JASDF is phasing out their venerable Phantoms, here’s Shawn Byers’ look at a recent celebration.   The culmination of my ten day photographic bender in Japan was the JASDF Hyakuri Air Festival, held on Sunday December 2nd, 2018. Hyakuri Air Base is approximately 90 minutes driving time north of Tokyo. After hearing […]

Dissimilar Formations, With Warbirds Included…

“Dissimilar formation” is a term used to describe a formation with at least two different types of aircraft in it.  At air shows with military themes, a common practice is to team warbirds and active military aircraft together, in formation.

Allisons, Wrights, Packards and Pratts, A Quick Freedom Tour Stop by the Collings Foundation at Worcester

The Collings Foundation’s Freedom Tour, a travelling band of World War II warbirds, made a stop in Worcester, Massachusetts recently.  Included in the tour was their B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft”, the TF-51 “Toulouse Nuts”, and the B-25 Mitchell “Tondelayo”. The Foundation’s B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine-O-Nine” couldn’t make the trip, as it was having an engine changed […]

Mid-Atlantic Air Museum’s 28th Annual World War II Weekend Scrapbook

Reading PA’s Mid-Atlantic Air Museum boasts over ninety aircraft and replica aircraft from the past 100 years.  Most of these are civilian aircraft, but a lot of the attention surrounding the Museum focuses on their annual World War II weekend, with its gathering of warbirds and re-enactors. Mike Colaner attended the 2018 show, which was […]