Archive for the ‘Transports’ Category

British Commonwealth Warbird Prop-Driven Aircraft

Loosely defined, World War II’s British Commonwealth nations included Great Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. To be sure, there were other lands and nations (India is just one of these not included in the former group), but to look at the aircraft of the Commonwealth from World War II , we’ll focus […]

Looking Back at Some Early 1990s MCAS El Toro Air Shows.

  Here’s a look back in time… about thirty years, to a series of MCAS El Toro air shows during the early 1990s. Operation Desert Storm-era military aircraft, including active Marine RF-4Bs, OV-10s and CH-46s were displayed on the ground and in the air. One of the last flyable (in the U. S. anyway) F-8 […]

Our C-135, C-137 and Military Boeing B-707 Scrapbook

  As the Boeing 707 and 717 models of the 1950s matured, the shorter 717 was renamed as the C-135 for the U.S. Air Force. Numerous versions of the C-135 were used as aerial tankers, reconnaissance platforms, test beds for engine, equipment and weapons tests, and transports for cargo and personnel. Let’s take a look […]

An Incomplete Review of the Train Wreck That Was 2020

The tumultuous year of 2020 has ended, leaving many dreams shattered, lives changed forever, and the aviation world a very different place than it was just one year ago. The so-called global pandemic caused by the COVID-19 virus has led to nationwide quarantines, mass commercial passenger reservation cancellations and corresponding airline flight eliminations – changing […]