Posts Tagged ‘Pratt and Whitney’

The 1990 Pratt and Whitney 65th Anniversary Air Show

The year was 1990, sixty-five years after the Pratt and Whitney company began their work on aircraft engines in East Harford, Connecticut. Frederick Rentschler and six others moved into an empty shop space in 1925, and developed the Wasp radial – an air cooled aircraft engine. This was the first in a long line of […]

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 […]