Archive for the ‘warbirds’ Category

Thunder Over Michigan Airshow 2021

Kevin Walsh, CEO of the Yankee Air Museum in Ypsilanti, MI as well as Event Director of the 2021 Thunder Over Michigan Airshow conducted an impressive and highly entertaining weekend of military and warbird aviation in early August 2021. With Covid concerns still very much on the minds of the general public and an active […]

A Scrapbook of Piston-Powered Military Training Aircraft

Here’s a group of military training aircraft for a quick refresher test. How many do you recognize? You can hover over the photo for the type’s name, or click on the photo for a larger image.  Good luck! In the coming weeks, there’ll be two more trainer tests… one group with turbine engines, and another […]

A Review of the Air Force 60th Event at Nellis AFB

This year, 2022, is the 75th Anniversary of the founding of the U.S. Air Force (USAF). In 2007, a major celebration of military flight was presented at Nevada’s Nellis Air Force Base, noting the 60th anniversary of the USAF. Not only were many American warbirds and active Air Force aircraft in the air and on […]

Scott Jankowski’s Boeing B-17 Scrapbook

The Boeing B-17 bomber of the 1940s grew into a versatile, rugged multi-purpose aircraft. From being an early heavy bomber during World War II, versions of it became a radio-controlled drone, drone director, search and rescue airframe and photographic platform. After World War II, civilian versions were used as firebombers and engine testbeds too. Additionally, […]