Posts Tagged ‘MiG-21’

Hawaii’s Military Aviation Heritage on Display

The Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor is located aboard Ford Island, at Pearl Harbor.  Within its’ pair of hangars and ramp area, a wide-ranging collection of aircraft and artifacts presents aviation heritage with a mainly military, decidedly Hawaiian flavor stretching from the beginning of  World War II through to today.  The Museum is set inside […]

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 […]

Some of Finland’s Aviation Treasures

I travelled to Finland twice during the late 1990s and spent some time exploring bits of the country’s aviation heritage.  Specifically, I visited two of the Nordic country’s larger air museums that displayed many airplanes that had been either recovered and restored, or retired and preserved.  Finland’s Air Force (in Finnish “Ilmavoimat”) has operated an […]