Archive for the ‘warbirds’ Category

RIAT Celebrates the RAF’s Centenary With Commemorative Colors and Warbirds

In 2018 it can be said that one of the most highly anticipated airshows was the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford which was celebrating the Royal Air Force’s centenary. The airshow marked the 100th year anniversary of the Royal Air Force, the world’s oldest independent air arm. Over the years the Air Tattoo […]

Reno Air Races 2018

Ever since I was a very young boy, I’ve had a dream of making it to Stead Field in Nevada for the Reno Air Races. Whether it was family commitments, finances, Army training, or deployments, something always seemed to come up keeping me from attending. Finally, this past September, I was able to fulfill that […]

“Sally B“ – A Flying Monument

The prototype of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress took off for the first time in 1935, deliveries to the US Air Force (at that time called US Army Air Corps) began in October 1939. Till the end of production 1945 overall 12.731 B-17 have been built in different versions, marking as well the start of […]

Re-purposed Warbirds and Other Classics…

There’s quite a large number of former military warplanes and civilian airliners that have taken on roles other than what they were designed to do.  A good quantity of piston and turboprop transports, and some bombers too, have recently been retired from air tanker service, with age and deteriorating equipment as main reasons. Here is […]