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What Might Have Been over Washington D.C.

Featuring the photography of  Shawn Byers, Mike Colaner, and Howard German. The Arsenal of Democracy Fly Over, planned for September 2020, was the make-up date f0r the postponed May, 2020 Fly Over, planned to parade overhead the Mall in Washington D.C. This collective group of pilots and planes would have commemorated the 75th anniversary of […]

2020 “Arsenal of Democracy” Flyover

Photos by Shawn Byers, Mike Colaner, and Howard German On December 29, 1940, President Franklin D. Roosevelt broadcast a radio fireside chat from the White House stating, “We must be the great arsenal of democracy. We must apply ourselves to our task with the same resolution, the same sense of urgency, the same spirit of […]

Hanscom AFB’s 1989 and 1991 Air Shows

42nd Bomb Wing KC-135R based at Loring AFB, Maine. The base is now closed Air Force Base due to the BRAC.  The two year period between 1989 and 1991 saw a pair of air shows at Massachusetts’ Hanscom AFB, to the west of Boston found in the suburb of Bedford. Twenty years has seen a […]

North American B-25/PBJ Scrapbook…

North American Aviation built a widely used medium bomber; the prototype’s first flight occurred just after the start of World War II. Known as the B-25 Mitchell in the U.S. Army Air Force,  the Navy and Marine versions were named the PBJ. The bomber served in all Theaters of Operation. They ranged from Alaska to […]