Archive for April, 2020

Thoughts from Your Editor…

  The COVID-19 virus’ effects upon aviation look rather familiar to me. In fact, this is the fourth time that I’ve experienced a massive downturn and slowdown in theaviation industry during my lifetime. I’m calling it a “forced reset” of the norm. It’s anybody’s guess what the air transportation system will look like in a […]

ClassicWarbirds.net Random Warbird Photos #2

      Here’s one of the best air show party tricks ever… an Royal Australian Air Force F-111C doing the ‘Dump And Burn” for an exciting entry into it’s aerobatic routine at an Avalon Air Show. The RAAF retired the last operational F-111 in the world in 2010; the USAF had retired their last […]

A Look at Past Participants at Otis Air National Guard Base’s Air Shows

  This Massachusetts Air National Guard F-106A was converted into a QF-106A drone after the host 102nd Fighter Wing transitioned to the F-15 Eagle. This aircraft was was destroyed in August, 1996 Mention the name “Otis” to any middle-aged or older Cape Cod local, and they’ll most likely remember the Air Force and Massachusetts Air […]

Book Review: So I Bought an Air Force…

#44-84634, registered as N351BD, soars through the airspace over Cape Cod during an air show. This airframe was imported by Will Martin and MACO Sales Financial Corporation in 1963. OK warbird fans, how many of you enjoy a good flyby by a North American P-51 Mustang? As of early 2020, upwards of one hundred fifty […]