Archive for the ‘Transports’ Category

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 […]

Looking Back: MASDC/AMARC Transports in Storage

  Photos by Del Laughery and Ken Kula Here’s a look at various transports stored in the Military Aircraft Storage and Disposition Center (MASDC) and the Aircraft Maintenance and Regeneration Center (AMARC) in Tucson, Arizona. Now known as the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG), the name changes happened last century.  You can hover […]

The Royal Canadian Air Force Retires Their Buffaloes

The last operational flight of Canada’s long serving CC-115 Buffalo transports occurred on January 15, 2022. The 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron, based at Comox, British Columbia, was the last operational unit in the Royal Canadian Air Force to use the De Havilland Canada Buffaloes. The type is being replaced by the new EADS CC-295 […]