Archive for August, 2020

The Perfect “10” of an Aircraft

Forty years and one day after it made its maiden flight, the Air Force has finally flown its first KC-10 west to the boneyard. 

‘Bert’s Last JATO Launch, NAS Pensacola 2009 Home Coming Air Show

When Hurricane Katrina slammed into the New Orleans area in 2005, it set in motion a grand finale event in 2009. When the storm hit NAS New Orleans, as the story goes, a large part of a cache of JATO bottles (standing for Jet Assisted Take Off – sometimes known for what they actually are […]

ClassicWarbirds.net Random Warbirds #6

2009 Abbotsford, British Columbia air show formation – front to rear: P-51C, F7F, P-51D, Yak-11.

Looking Back at the Wings Over Batavia Air Shows 1996 and 1997

The air shows at the Genesee County Airport in Batavia, New York in 1996 and 1997 contained numerous civilian aerobatic acts, but the warbirds and active military action was still outstanding!. Previously, the yearly event was held on the turf runway of the National Warplane Museum’s home base in Geneseo, and focused on mainly warbirds […]