Posts Tagged ‘World War II’

A Salute to Veterans and Avengers

  Illinois Valley Regional Airport (KVYS) also known as Walter A. Duncan Field is located approximately 1 mile from Peru IL. Illinois Valley Regional has 2 runways, runway 8/36 which is 6,000 feet long and Runway 7/25 which is 4,000 feet long. OSF Life F light has a base of operations here with an American […]

National Championship Air Races, 2015

Article written by Beau Goff Photo Credits: Beau Goff and Jared Black Each September at a small, nondescript airport north of Reno, Nevada, a unique, amazing and unmatched aviation event occurs. Only here can spectators enjoy world class air racing, a breathtaking airshow, and a magnificent static display. The National Championship Air Races, held every […]

The Royal Canadian Air Force Commemorates The “Few” In Style

The Battle of Britain occurred 75 years ago, and numerous events to commemorate that epic battle are taking place around the world in 2015. Winston Churchill described the airmen that fought their German Luftwaffe foes as the “Few” in a famous speech. No. 1 Squadron Royal Canadian Air Force, a fighter unit flying Hawker Hurricanes […]

The Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover

An amazing salute to a rapidly disappearing group of living military veterans occurred on Friday May 8, 2015, when the world witnessed the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover (henceforth known here as the “Flyover”).  As part of a ceremony that commemorated the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (VE Day), the Flyover contained examples […]