Archive for the ‘Air National Guard’ Category

2021 EAA AirVenture Preview

EAA’s AirVenture 2021 = EAA AirVenture 2020 (Plus One) And Then Some! The AirVenture 2020 aviation celebration in Oshkosh, Wisconsin was forced to be cancelled over health concerns associated with the Covid 19 crisis. There were a number of milestones which would have been celebrated during last year’s gathering. There will be a 2021 AirVenture, […]

104th Fighter Wing F-15C Eagle 85-0125 with Special Unit Member Names and US Flag Nose Art

The 104th Fighter Wing of the Massachusetts Air National Guard, based at Westfield Barnes Regional Airport, recently applied amazing art work to both sides of the nose area of wing jet F-15C Eagle 85-0125. The art work consists of all members’ names, to form a US Flag. Additionally, past members who are Gold Star names, […]

A McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom Scrapbook

The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II is a well known fighter-bomber-photorecon-Wild Weasel twin-jet of the 1960s through the turn of this century. The type was used extensively throughout the so-called “Free World” and was an important weapons system for NATO, PACAF, the IDF and other users. The U.S. Navy, Marines and the Royal Navy used […]

Looking Back at the 2007 Otis ANGB Air Show

The 2007 air show at the Otis Air National Guard Base (located near Falmouth, Massachusetts on Cape Cod) was the last of its kind. The following year, the tenant 102nd Fighter Wing of the Massachusetts Air National Guard would complete their relocation to Westfield, Massachusetts from Otis, and redesignate as the 104th Fighter Wing. That […]