Archive for the ‘Aviation Education’ Category

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 […]

U.S. Navy Training Aircraft From World War II to Today, Part 2

Here’s a second scrapbook of U.S. Navy and Marines training aircraft from the dawn of the jet engine through today. This edition contains turbine-engined aircraft, our previous version (already published) contained piston-engined aircraft. This TF-9J Cougar was the first swept wing jet trainer used by the Navy, here it sits in the Military Aircraft Storage […]

The Great “Arsenal of Democracy” B-29 Superfortresses

One of the larger attractions of the 2020 “Arsenal of Democracy” flyover were the only two flying B-29 Superfortresses, “Doc” and “FiFi”, joined in flight for just the fourth time since their restorations. On practice day Thursday, the two flew in formation over the town of Culpeper, VA along with several alternating formations of disparate […]