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Kirtland Air Force Base Air & Space Fiesta 2019

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Kirtland Air Force Base is situated on the southeast side of Albuquerque New Mexico’s largest airport. The base sits across the runways from the civilian terminal and actually shares the same runways with the Albuquerque International Sunport (KABQ). This busy northern New Mexico airport handled some 5,467,693 passengers in 2018. As this airport is a joint civil-military aerodrome, it made for a most unique air show experience.

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Our Preview of Warbird Features at the 2019 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

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Less than a month to go until the EAA’s AirVenture 2019 gets under way. Press releases are hinting at a wonderful warbird gathering, many for specific anniversaries or events. Highlights include the proclamation that this year is “The Year of the Fighter”, and a large amount of warbird and active duty military fighters are expected in attendance. It is the 70th Anniversary of a pair of iconic piston-driven trainers too – the Beech T-34 and North American T-28.

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The D-Day Squadron – Missions Accomplished, More to Follow

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Written By Mike Colaner, Photos by Robert Gerard and Mike Colaner

On June 6th, a group of aircraft collectively known as the D-Day Squadron will make history when they will mark the 75th Anniversary of ‘Operation Overlord’, the D-Day invasion of Europe. A group of volunteers will make a legendary journey across the Atlantic Ocean with an ad-hoc squadron made up of Douglas DC-3, C-41, C-47 and C-53 aircraft. Each of these vintage aircraft has been meticulously restored to flying condition and will join similar aircraft from Europe and Australia for the Daks Over Normandy event on June 6th. This flyover of more than 30 aircraft will drop 250 paratroopers over the shores of Normandy France. The event will honor the citizen soldiers of the war, whose bravery led the Allies to the liberation of France, and then to an end of the devastating war in Europe.

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Joint Base Andrews AFB Air Show 2019

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Article written by Daniel O. Myers, photos by Bob Finch unless where noted.

With air boss Wayne Boggs coordinating the flying, announcer Matt Jolley describing the action and Jay Rabbit providing entertaining musical interludes, the Joint Base Andrews “Legends of Flight” air show was underway. Opening with a sterling rendition of the American national anthem, sung by the U.S. Air Force Band’s Tech. Sgt. Ashley Keeks, the U.S. Army Golden Knights jumping from their new Dash-8 aircraft, landed with perfect timing- feet on the pavement- with the American flag.

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