Posts Tagged ‘Pratt and Whitney’

Warbirds at the 2014 Reno Air Races

  The 51st National Championship Air Races brought a large number of warbirds to the Nevada desert. Some competed in the air, some competed on the ground, while others were just displayed to honor their military heritage. The races have always attracted a fair amount of veteran aircraft, especially since three of today’s race classes […]

Warbirds Nest in Anchorage

Alaska has quite a number of warbirds that still earn their keep carrying freight and passengers. If you spend a few days around Alaskan airports, you’ll hear and see retired military transports such as Douglas C-118 Liftmasters (DC-6), C-47/R4D/C-117 Skytrains (DC-3), DHC U-6/L-20 Beavers, and even the odd Curtiss C-46 Commando. Imagine my surprise though […]

Naval Aviation Heritage on Display in Rhode Island

The Quonset Air Museum is housed in one of the last surviving buildings of what once was the mightiest Naval Air Station (NAS) in the northeastern U.S.. The hangar was originally used as a paint shop for reconditioned aircraft; today part of it acts as a repair and restoration facility for the all-volunteer museum staff […]

Kaman’s Huskie: An Early First Responder

Kaman’s H-43 Huskie helicopter was designed shortly after World War II, and served American military branches through the mid-1970s.  Training and utility roles came first, but the important service of aircrew rescue for the U.S. Air Force stands out, especially during the early 1960s through the end of the Viet Nam war.  The HH-43 enabled […]