Archive for the ‘Transports’ Category

AVIATION ON THE WAY TO OCEANA

Are you heading down to Oceana this September on US-13 south through DelMarVa? Hope so! It’s been a quiet two summers for plane chasers and our beloved air shows with most shut down because of the “Great Pandemic”. But if NAS Oceana stays on, and we do head south again, well, the drive really can […]

Nose Art Gallery

  Nose art on military aircraft began to be noticed prior to World War I. Art was first used as an identification feature between squadrons, or to personalize an aircraft. During World War II, nose art became a personalizing feature with homage to people places or things from “back home”. Later, art commemorating an event […]

Lockheed’s Graceful Constellation

C-121A The Constellation was a pre-World War II airliner design begun by Lockheed Corporation in 1937. In 1939, Transcontinental and Western Airlines (later known as just TWA) showed interest in a long ranged transport with a modest amount of seats. A few aviation luminaries were involved with the early work… Howard Hughes was a major […]

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 […]