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On Friday, May 17th, I went chasing after the Normandy Dakotas of the "D-Day Squadron" that were forming up at Waterbury-Oxford Airport in central Connecticut for a special mission. Ten C-47 Dakotas and Douglas DC-3 restored airliners were gathering up at Oxford for a six-stop trip across the Pond departing on Sunday, May 19th, ultimately for a series of massed flyovers on June 6th over Normandy, France, in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the start of the liberation of Europe in World War 2.

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Warbirds Over The Beach 2019

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On May 18th and 19th, The Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach, VA held their annual Warbirds Over The Beach Airshow. If you love Warbirds, this is a special place. A private air force resides here thanks to Mr. Jerry Yagen. His commitment to preservation and education has grown the museum and the flying artifacts. Every year there is a new aircraft, building or display on site. Jerry's newest Warbird is a P-39 Airacobra fresh out of the crate from New Zealand. Work was in progress putting it together during the airshow.

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Wings Over Wayne 2019


Seymour Johnson Air Force Base hosted their bi-annual airshow, Wings Over Wayne (WOW) on April 27th and 28th. The 4th Fighter Wing and the 916th Air Refueling Wing were the hosts and the show was located on the 916th ramp.

Seymour Johnson is unique in that it is the only Air Force Base named for a Naval Aviator. Navy Lt. Seymour A. Johnson was a test pilot from Goldsboro, North Carolina who died in an airplane crash in 1941.

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Mark Hrutkay Has Gone West

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We have lost one of our own here at (and and and Editor, writer and photographer Mark Hrutkay passed away unexpectedly on May 10, 2019 at age 59.

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