Archive for the ‘Commemorative Air Force’ Category

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 […]

Chariots Abound – Get in!

The Commemorative Air Force just hosted its annual airshow from 29-31 Oct, 2021 at Dallas Executive airfield, Dallas Texas. Know upfront that you can fly in a P-51 for 20min for $1695 – pass that spoiler package while shopping for a car and go fly! Ride the B-24 Liberator “Diamond Lil” for $424! There are […]

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 […]

2020 “Arsenal of Democracy” Flyover

Photos by Shawn Byers, Mike Colaner, and Howard German On December 29, 1940, President Franklin D. Roosevelt broadcast a radio fireside chat from the White House stating, “We must be the great arsenal of democracy. We must apply ourselves to our task with the same resolution, the same sense of urgency, the same spirit of […]