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Warbirds and Historic Aviation Anniversaries Displayed at Airshow London, 2018

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Despite being hosted at one of the busiest civil airports in the province of Ontario, and among the top 20 busiest by passenger volume in Canada, Airshow London 2018 featured a minimal amount of flying civil acts, with US and Canadian military stealing the show in a big way!

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The Centennial of Poland’s Air Force Celebrated

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The Second Republic of Poland was founded in 1918, after the end of the First World War. Except for the few years’ interruption during the Second World War, the Republic of Poland has since stood sovereign, though with different forms of government over the decades. That makes 2018 the 100th anniversary of this Republic’s founding, and cause for celebrations. As the Republic was formed, so was its Air Force too, and aviation presented a grand birthday party with plenty of hometown flying, plus heavy foreign participation in a salute to a century of service. The military airfield in Radom, Poland – almost 100 kilometers south of Warsaw, was the venue for this two day event. The Radom-Sadkow airport is a training base for the most part, but recently has become the home to a biennial air show that attracts dozens of military aircraft from Europe and beyond. Normally held during odd years, the anniversary celebration warrented the rare even-year’s presentation.

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OSH Warbirds in Review Part #1 80 Years Young – North American’s Texan

 

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All photos by Scott Jankowski - most from the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 event, with additional file photos - Ed.

On September 18th 1938 the first of an eventual 15,495 North American Aviation Texans took to the sky. The Texan is known by many different names including the AT-6 by the United States Army Air Corps, the SNJ by the United States Navy, and the Harvard by the British Commonwealth Air Forces. The T-6 designation would be officially adopted by the United States Air Force in 1948, the United States Navy would also adopt the T-6 designation in 1962. The Texan would become the primary single engine trainer of thousands of U.S. and Allied Pilots through World War II.

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More Photos From the 2018 Rhode Island National Guard Open House and Air Show

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This June, 2018 open house and air show had it all, fast jets, high performance, propeller-driven veterans, and all of the thunderous noise expected when a machine is operating at peak performance. Read more »