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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 »

Stewart International Airport’s Military History, Where the New York Air Show is Held

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If you come in the back way to Stewart International Airport, in by the south entrance off of Route 207, and if you are a little bit of an air base archeologist, you will immediately pick up clues that this was the old Stewart Air Force Base from 1948 to 1970. The entry road widens where the Base Main Gate was; there are still a few one- and two-story red brick military-type buildings that work their way along the winding roads. Up on a surrounding hill you’ll still find one old 1950's USAF hanger still left intact. The Airport Administration is housed in one of the old USAF brick buildings near the old Base Fire and Crash station too. Read more »