Archive for the ‘warbirds’ Category

Planes of Fame 2019

One of my absolute favorite shows of the year, and the best vintage show in the Western United States, is the Planes of Fame Airshow held in Chino, California. This year’s show commemorated the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Kicking off the flying portion of the show were a couple formation flights in memory of those […]

Hands on History at CAF’s AirPower History Tour

With only two airworthy examples remaining of nearly 4,000 airframes built, it’s a rare treat to see a B-29 in observation. Aviation geeks from near and far had that opportunity during the recent stop of the Commemorative Air Force’s AirPower History Tour stop at Oakland County International Airport in Southeast Michigan. The airport, known to […]

Nine-O-Nine Has Crashed

A few days ago, the Collings Foundation’s B-17G, “Nine-O-Nine” crashed while returning to Bradley International Airport in Connecticut. Seven crew members and passengers died, while seven more people in the plane and on the ground were injured. The highly visible aircraft, part of the Wings of Freedom Tour, had departed with ten passengers and three […]

World War II Weekend, 2019

In it’s 29th consecutive year, World War II Weekend descended upon Reading, Pennsylvania during the first weekend in June. I discovered this show in 2010 and have attended regularly since. To be assigned as the lone media representative from Photo Recon was a privilege but also daunting because this show is so big. It is, […]