Archive for the ‘Helicopters’ Category

Hanscom AFB’s 1989 and 1991 Air Shows

42nd Bomb Wing KC-135R based at Loring AFB, Maine. The base is now closed Air Force Base due to the BRAC.  The two year period between 1989 and 1991 saw a pair of air shows at Massachusetts’ Hanscom AFB, to the west of Boston found in the suburb of Bedford. Twenty years has seen a […]

BLUEBEARD 5

BLUEBEARD 5, the sole remaining RH-53D survivor of Operation EAGLE CLAW There is a rare and unique helicopter that sits vigilant as a gate guardian at the Wrightstown Gate of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (JB MDL) in New Jersey. However, the very existence of this helicopter and how it become displayed at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst New […]

The Grass IS Greener at Geneseo!

The National Warplane Museum calls Geneseo, New York home. Not only does the Museum have numerous aircraft in its collection, but hosts a grand warbird air show each year. Part of the draw to these events is that the Museum’s runway is a turf field, and watching the participating warbirds operate from the field adds […]