Posts Tagged ‘Europe’

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 […]

National Championship Air Races 2013

The period beginning in the early 1930’s and culminating in the late 1940’s saw the most dramatic advancement of the aircraft in history. At the hands of designers and engineers such as Dutch Kindelberger, Lee Atwood, Don Berlin, Howard Hughes, Kelly Johnson and Willie Messerschmitt, aircraft matured from wire and strut braced designs to streamlined […]

Planes Of Fame Air Show – May 4-5

AIRSHOW 2013 – “LIGHTNING STRIKES” Brought to you by Planes of Fame/County of San Bernardino This year’s airshow will feature nearly 40 historic aircraft performing for your enjoyment as well as a salute to the Lockheed P-38 Lightning. Planes of Fame Air Museum is proud to present Air Show 2013: “Lightning Strikes Chino”. We invite […]

An Unconventionally Classic Warbird

So just what is a classic warbird?  Is it defined by a certain amount of longevity – say 50 years ?  How many follow-on versions does an airframe need to prove its adaptability and durability – about three dozen?  What about its importance in shaping a nation’s combat doctrine and foreign policies by allowing worldwide […]