Archive for the ‘Trainers’ Category

Remembering EAA AirVenture Oshkosh’s 2009 Warbirds

  It was a very good year for warbirds on display at the EAA’s AirVenture Oshkosh in 2009. There were plenty of World War II fighters, a wide assortment of jets, some interesting observation/Forward Air Control aircraft, and some big transports too. The Canadian Warplane Heritage brought their Lancaster bomber, and a few more as […]

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 […]

Wings Over Houston 2020

  With an unused airline ticket in my bank, I returned to the Wings Over Houston Airshow for a second year in a row after the official announcement that it was a go for October 9-11. In this Covid-19 year of 2020, any airshow is a reason to be thankful. A trend that had begun […]

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 […]