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Photo Album From the 2017 NAS Oceana Air Show

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Photos by Howard German and Bob Finch  

A few warbirds and a few specially marked aircraft were worth noting at this year’s NAS Oceana air show.  The U. S. Air Force Heritage Flight and DeHavilland Vampire aerobatics were definite warbird highlights, as well as some of the specially marked Hornets of the U. S. Navy, that noted anniversaries and heritage.

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A-4F Gate Guard at Accomack Airport, Virginia.

The next time you are heading south on US-13 on the DelMarVa Peninsula on your way to the air shows at Ocean City, Langley, Oceana or even Cherry Point, make a quick Pit Stop at the Accomack County Airport in Melfa, Virginia, a mile west of US Route 13, for a pleasant surprise; a special Cold War Warrior Gate Guard. Accomack Airport (KMFV) is a small county-owned public use airport located one mile west of the central business district of Melfa, Virginia, right off of US-13.

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Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar hosted their 2017 edition of their annual airshow from Sep 29th-Oct 2. Home to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (3d MAW), Miramar boasts one of the largest and most popular airshows on the West Coast.

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The Adventures of an Airplane Nut

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If you have even a casual interest in aviation history, you’d be envious of Ron Pagano’s aviation experiences. Interested in aviation well before he enlisted in the Air Force in 1953, his life became an interesting series of adventures. Ron even has written a book about some of them, aptly entitled “The Adventures of an Airplane Nut”.
In his self-written preface to this book, he explains it all:
“I have always wanted to put into writing all of my aviation adventures and experiences, and my passion for anything aviation related. It is in my DNA. Many well-written stories and books have been written about flying aces, and many other interesting flying heroes. This book is different. This book is about an average guy born with a great passion for airplanes and aviation. It is about the true-life adventures of an “airplane nut”…

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