Archive for the ‘World War II’ Category

75th Anniversary of the “Forgotten 18th Squadron”

Colonel Harold Jacobs, Senator Anne Rushton, Allen Day, Brian Coleman, Hans de Vries, and Leesa Vlahos Written by Dion Makowski with Anne West They shall grow not old, As we that are left grow old, Age shall not weary them, Nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun, And in the morning […]

Big Iron at Breckenridge TX, I Remember That!

It’s back!!!   After a 20 year hiatus, the Breckenridge (Texas) Air Show will take to the skies again. Over Memorial Day Weekend, specifically on Sunday May 28, 2017, the “resurrection” of this legendary air show will occur. There are some events occurring on the Saturday (practice day) and early morning before main gates open (sunrise photo tour) […]

The Robert A. “Bob” Hoover Celebration of Life Ceremony

A pair of F-86s, Hoover’s favorite aircraft, fly formation with an F-22. Report and Photography by Bob Shane October 25, 2016 marked the passing of R.A. “Bob” Hoover at age 94. He was one of the most accomplished and skilled aviators of our time. The really good pilots are referred to as a “Pilot’s Pilot.” […]

Valiant Air Command’s TICO Air Show Reaches Forty!

Air shows are a driving force behind the public’s interest in aviation. I’ve chosen a handful of long-running events to preview in 2017, and offer some of the venues’ history too. The Valiant Air Command’s Fortieth TICO Airshow is just around the corner! The Space Coast Regional Airport (TICO comes from the Titusville – Cocoa Airport […]