Archive for the ‘U.S. Army’ 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 […]

Looking Back MARC/MASDC Reconnaissance Aircraft in Storage

Photos by Del Laughery and Ken Kula Here are a dozen photos from the military’s storage yard at Davis Monthan AFB, Arizona. Hover over a photo to see the type aircraft, click for an enlarged photo. These are all reconnaissance aircraft from the 1960s through the 1980s.

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 […]

Scott Jankowski’s Boeing B-17 Scrapbook

The Boeing B-17 bomber of the 1940s grew into a versatile, rugged multi-purpose aircraft. From being an early heavy bomber during World War II, versions of it became a radio-controlled drone, drone director, search and rescue airframe and photographic platform. After World War II, civilian versions were used as firebombers and engine testbeds too. Additionally, […]