Posts Tagged ‘Bearcat’

Rockford 1966 to AirVenture 2016

A few months short of age seven, I knew I loved aviation. I’d flown with dad many times and had seen my first P-51D (N51KB… Then N988C) fly. As best I can remember, I’d been to a local airshow and spent more time at the airport than at home. Then Dad and I went on […]

Seventy Years Strong: The U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels

On April 24, 1946, shortly after the Second World War ended, Admiral Chester Nimitz, then Chief of Naval Operations, directed that a “flight demonstration team be organized within the Naval Advanced Training Command to represent the Navy at air shows and similar events”. Seven decades later, the Blue Angels team has expanded, reorganized, been to […]

Warbirds at Oshkosh, Part 1

  Whether you know it as the EAA Convention, as AirVenture, or by other names, the Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) annual fly-in and air show at Oshkosh Wisconsin draws some eye-watering warbirds. Today’s division of the EAA, officially known as Warbirds of America, began in the mid-1960s by a group of West Coast aviators who […]