Posts Tagged ‘C-54’

Re-purposed Warbirds and Other Classics…

There’s quite a large number of former military warplanes and civilian airliners that have taken on roles other than what they were designed to do.  A good quantity of piston and turboprop transports, and some bombers too, have recently been retired from air tanker service, with age and deteriorating equipment as main reasons. Here is […]

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 […]

Late 1950’s Stewart Air Force Base Through Robert Finch’s Eyes

Robert “Bob” Finch, is an aviation photographer and historian (and frequent contributor to this web site), who lived in New York State, north of New York City, during the 1950s.  Before he reached his teen years, his father gave him a film camera, and Bob began taking pictures of airplanes.  He still does it today, although he’s […]