Posts Tagged ‘Captain’

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 […]

The 2015 Thunder Over Michigan Air Show

Photography by Frank Ertl Ypsilanti, Michigan has a great yearly warbird air show, known as Thunder Over Michigan.  The 2015 version didn’t disappoint.  One of the best parts of this show happens behind the scenes, and offers four chances to get different and uncluttered photos of your favorite warbirds.  These special photo passes, which afford great vantage […]

Panchito’s Flight – Story and Photography by Philip Giordano

A firsthand account of one lucky photographer’s flight aboard Panchito, a B-25J Mitchell bomber owned and operated by Larry Kelly during the inaugural 2015 New York Air Show at Stewart International Air Port. Anyone familiar with the B-25 Mitchell will immediately associate this warbird as the aircraft that completed the historic Doolittle Raid over Tokyo […]

The Rally at the Owls Head Transport Museum

Tucked away on a closed runway that dates back to World War II, the Owls Head Transportation Museum resides in Rockland, Maine at the Knox County Regional Airport.  Its mission “is to collect, preserve, exhibit and operate pre-1940 aircraft, ground vehicles, engines and related technologies significant to the evolution of transportation for the purpose of education.” […]