Archive for the ‘Warbird Fighters’ Category

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 […]

Remembering the Manchester, New Hampshire Air Shows…

  Geneseo, New York based B-127 and London, Ontario based P-51D on the ramp at Manchester, New Hampshire in the 1990s. Manchester, New Hampshire is located in the southern tier of state. It’s a fifty-minute drive to the Seacoast area and into the Atlantic Ocean, and about the same amount of driving south, to the […]

Our A-4 Skyhawk Scrapbook

  The Douglas/McDonnell Douglas A-4 Skyhawk is a lightweight, single engine, single pilot combat jet which performed its first flight on June 22, 1954. Intended as an aircraft carrier-based attack jet, it was built ruggedly to handle that punishing environment. Today, sixty-six years later, the design continues to soldier on in both the Argentinian Air […]

Looking Back at the Wings Over Batavia Air Shows 1996 and 1997

The air shows at the Genesee County Airport in Batavia, New York in 1996 and 1997 contained numerous civilian aerobatic acts, but the warbirds and active military action was still outstanding!. Previously, the yearly event was held on the turf runway of the National Warplane Museum’s home base in Geneseo, and focused on mainly warbirds […]