Posts Tagged ‘California’

The 2016 Los Angeles County Air Show

The Los Angeles County Airshow sprang back to life on March 19th and 20th at William J. Fox Field in Lancaster, California. Lancaster is approximately 75 miles north of Los Angeles in the Mojave Desert and is home to numerous aviation records, as well as the iconic Edwards Air Force Base, NASA’s Dryden Flight Research […]

Sixty Eight Years Ago: Mach 1.06

On October 14, 1947, then-Captain Charles “Chuck” Yeager exceeded the speed of sound over the High Desert of California. Officially, it was the first time (with proof) that Mach 1 had been exceeded… and there should be an asterisk after this statement.  This was the first time that it was successfully exceeded, as other pilots may […]

Flying in Style in EAA’s Ford Tri-Motor

  The 1929 airliner coming to (CITY) was the height of flying luxury 85 years ago. EAA’s 1929 Ford Tri-Motor brings to mind an era of excitement, energy, and a belief that we, as a nation could achieve anything. That golden age of aviation is part of the spirit that promotes innovation and inspires our […]

The Formation Flight

See what the pilot sees when flying a F8F Bearcat in formation with a P-51D Mustang. Jason Somes of the Commemorative Air Force Southern California Wing attached a GoPro camera to his helmet during a demonstration flight at the Jacqueline Cochran Airshow located in Thermal, CA. The footage is stunning and shows how much skill […]