Archive for the ‘U.S. Navy’ 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 […]

Crowned Wings

The Blue Angel pilots started training at a base like this long before arriving to Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, FL. While they we’re heading the show at Naval Air Station Kingsville 2-3 April 2022, the US Navy continues to train future Marine and Navy tactical jet pilots year-round. NAS Kingsville (Est 1941 as Naval […]

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.

AFTER OCEANA 2019 – “THE MILITARY AVIATION MUSEUM”

It was Sunday, September 22nd, 2019, in Virginia Beach. Yesterday, Saturday, was my last day at the 2019 NAS Oceana Air Show, always one of the best military shows in the United States. As I exited at 5:30 to the Hanger 404 Lot, I walked past the very last birds on the ramp before I […]