Posts Tagged ‘KC-135’

A Salute to Air Mobility Heritage

Like many other Military Bases across the country, Scott Air Force Base also has a Heritage Park to honor its rich history. Scott’s is located at 763 Siebert Road, which is directly outside of the main base entrance, and is appropriately named Scott Field Heritage Air Park. This park portrays the history of Scott Air […]

Anniversaries Abound at the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016

The yearly EAA AirVenture at Oshkosh recognized a number of aircraft models and organizations for their milestones of longevity, during the 2016 show, like the Mustang II, a variant of the Midget Mustang, which turned 50 this year.  Altogether, there were at least nine anniversary celebrations, and I found several other aircraft types and an […]

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 […]

Looking Back at Some Air Tattoos – Part Two

The Air Tattoos on either side of the Millenium were attended by countries with very interesting aircraft.  The Soviet Union had dissolved, and many Warsaw Pact air forces were replacing their old designs with newer Western and Russian jets.  Most SU-22 and MiG-21, -23 and -29 fighters were in their last years of service.  NATO […]