Archive for the ‘U.S. Navy’ Category

U.S. Navy Training Aircraft From World War II to Today, Part 2

Here’s a second scrapbook of U.S. Navy and Marines training aircraft from the dawn of the jet engine through today. This edition contains turbine-engined aircraft, our previous version (already published) contained piston-engined aircraft. This TF-9J Cougar was the first swept wing jet trainer used by the Navy, here it sits in the Military Aircraft Storage […]

The Great “Arsenal of Democracy” B-29 Superfortresses

One of the larger attractions of the 2020 “Arsenal of Democracy” flyover were the only two flying B-29 Superfortresses, “Doc” and “FiFi”, joined in flight for just the fourth time since their restorations. On practice day Thursday, the two flew in formation over the town of Culpeper, VA along with several alternating formations of disparate […]

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 […]