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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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“Hornet Zero One” Showcases Canada’s150th Anniversary


If you are anything like me, I enjoy seeing special paint schemes on fighter aircraft. Arguably, nobody is doing it better and more consistently than the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). Every year before the airshow season starts I anxiously await what supreme design will adorn the RCAF CF-118 known as ‘Hornet 01’. Read more »