Archive for March, 2022

2002 Recce meet at Florennes Air Base, Belgium

   Recce Meet 2002 was held in Belgium at the Florennes Air Base. Today, the base is home to the Belgian Air Component’s 2nd Tactical Wing, with two squadrons of F-16 Fighting Falcons. In 2002, a trio of F-16 Squadrons were based at the airfield, 1 Squadron, 349 Squadron and 350 Squadron, all flying F-16AM […]

Lockheed’s Graceful Constellation

C-121A The Constellation was a pre-World War II airliner design begun by Lockheed Corporation in 1937. In 1939, Transcontinental and Western Airlines (later known as just TWA) showed interest in a long ranged transport with a modest amount of seats. A few aviation luminaries were involved with the early work… Howard Hughes was a major […]

A Scrapbook of Piston-Powered Military Training Aircraft

Here’s a group of military training aircraft for a quick refresher test. How many do you recognize? You can hover over the photo for the type’s name, or click on the photo for a larger image.  Good luck! In the coming weeks, there’ll be two more trainer tests… one group with turbine engines, and another […]

A Review of the Air Force 60th Event at Nellis AFB

This year, 2022, is the 75th Anniversary of the founding of the U.S. Air Force (USAF). In 2007, a major celebration of military flight was presented at Nevada’s Nellis Air Force Base, noting the 60th anniversary of the USAF. Not only were many American warbirds and active Air Force aircraft in the air and on […]