Archive for the ‘warbirds’ Category

Legends In Flight – The 2019 Joint Base Andrews Airshow Preview and a Look Back

“Legends In Flight” is the theme for the 2019 Air and Space Expo at Joint Base Andrews, just off of the Capital Beltway in Camp Springs, Maryland. Andrews serves the Washington DC area, and is where the Air Force’s 89th Airlift Wing – operator of the “Air Force One” and other Special Mission Airlift aircraft […]

D-Day Squadron to Make Epic Trans-Atlantic Crossing in May

An amazing recreation of World War II transport operations will be assembled in Connecticut in just a few weeks. The D-Day Squadron is the American contingent of a larger anniversary commemoration in Great Britain and France, to be held during early June, 2019 – exactly seventy-five years from the dates of the great military parachute […]

T-6/SNJ/Harvard Scrapbook

The North American Aviation T-6 Texan family encompasses dozens of variants and sub-variants. The initial prototype was known as the NA-16, which first flew in 1935. This aircraft was modified to answer a call for an advanced training aircraft for the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1937. The BC (Basic Combat) and BT (Basic Trainer) […]

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 […]