Archive for the ‘warbirds’ Category

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 […]

DEFENDERS OF FREEDOM

  Ten miles South of Omaha Nebraska, adjacent to the city of Bellevue Nebraska, one will find Offutt Air Force Base. Offutt has a very rich history dating back to the late 1890’s when Fort Crook was constructed, as a matter of fact many of the original structures are still in use today. In 1918 […]