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The 2017 Narragansett Beach Airshow – an Added Bonus in Rhode Island!


The 2017 Rhode Island National Guard Open House Air Show was held during the weekend of May 20-21st - a Saturday and Sunday event.


A lesser-known preamble to the show is a gem of a presentation at nearby Narragansett Beach, only a twenty minute drive from the Quonset Point air show location.  On the Friday before the air show, a traditional short aerial display has been held, to the delight of the few thousand air show fans who lounge around the beach around the sunset hour. Against colorful clouds and relatively calm seas, many of the weekend's performers make a series of passes, some aerobatic and some not, for about 45 minutes to the delight of show organizers, staff, and the general public. Read more »

NAS Oceana Air Shows – Looking Back

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Naval Air Station Oceana, jut east of the city of Norfolk - in Virginia Beach, Virginia, is the East Coast's Master Jet Base and near the home of the U.S. Navy's Atlantic Ocean-based aircraft carriers. The carrier's Air Wings' fighter and attack aircraft most likely call Oceana home.  The main airfield at the base is known as Apollo Soucek Field, after the Navy pilot (and later Vice Admiral) who attained a world record altitude of more than 43,000 feet in 1930. Read more »

2017 Flying Legends Display at Duxford – Howard German’s Photos

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The 2017 edition of the Imperial War Museum's Flying Legends Air Show at Duxford brought together more than four dozen World War II and civilian aircraft from the 1930s and 1940s, on a wonderful grass landing field. The show is always full of surprises, dissimilar formations, rare aircraft flypasts, and reenactors. Read more »

Looking Back at Past Joint Base Andrews Air Shows


The Washington DC area is served by multiple military bases, but the largest is now called Joint Base Andrews. Once an airport where the Navy and Marines operated one side of the aerodrome and the Air Force managed the other side, it is now combined as the name states, with Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, Army, and various Reserve units operating aircraft from its parallel runways.

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