Archive for the ‘Special Event’ Category

Two “Fini Flights” at Once!

All photos provided by and taken by U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Sean Hetz and Master Sergeant Joseph A. Vigil. As 860036 was prepared for the boneyard, it’s flying boom was removed while still at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. The all-volunteer crew was piloted by Lieutenant Colonel Mike Pillion who was making his Fini Flight and […]

2019’s Daks to Normandy… What an Opportunity to Witness History!

The D-Day Squadron made a week-long stop in Connecticut, at the Waterbury – Oxford CT airport, before most of the aircraft flew northeast bound and off towards Europe. The group of Douglas C-47s and DC-3s were to participate in the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day assault in France, during World War II. While in Oxford, […]

The Edinburgh Air Show in South Australia: “Vimy to Fifth Generation in 100 Years”

Australia’s latest airborne defence capabilities were on show in Adelaide the weekend of November 9th & 10th 2019, when the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) hosted its first major air show in more than three year’s… since 2007. The Edinburgh Air Show in South Australia included air and ground displays of many of the Royal […]

Honoring an Aviation Legend

Family and close friends turned out recently to honor the life of legendary aviation test pilot Robert J. “Bob” Gilliland. The private event was held on September 28th 2019 at the March Field Air Museum Riverside, CA. This location was a fitting place to hold such an occasion, as almost one year prior to the […]