Archive for January, 2021

199th Fighter Squadron / Hawaii Air National Guard F-22 Raptors Joint Base Pearl Harbor – Hickham / Honolulu International Airport Honolulu

On 24 May 1946, the 463rd Fighter Squadron was renamed the 199th Fighter Squadron, and allotted to the Hawaii Air National Guard. It was extended federal recognition on 4 November 1946 by the National Guard Bureau while at Bellows Field, Hawaii. On 28 October 1947, the unit moved to Hickham Air Force Base, which is […]

Our Sikorsky H-3 and CH-124 Sea King Scrapbook

The Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King helicopter’s prototype first flew on March 11, 1959. Designed to be a main part of the U.S. Navy’s anti-submarine warfare efforts that protected their seaborn ships, the design was adapted into other uses, like search and rescue, utility transportation, and even a mini- Command and Control aircraft. A direct link […]

The Peterson Air and Space Museum

Article and photos by Mike Colaner… edited to correct attributes. The Peterson Air and Space Museum is one of twelve official United States Air Force Field Museums. The Field Museum is located upon Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the temporary home to the U.S. Space Command. The base shares the airfield with […]

Remembering EAA AirVenture Oshkosh’s 2009 Warbirds

  It was a very good year for warbirds on display at the EAA’s AirVenture Oshkosh in 2009. There were plenty of World War II fighters, a wide assortment of jets, some interesting observation/Forward Air Control aircraft, and some big transports too. The Canadian Warplane Heritage brought their Lancaster bomber, and a few more as […]