Archive for the ‘World War II’ Category

America’s Civil Air Patrol Enters Its Ninth Decade of Service

  Civil Air Patrol Poster The United States’ Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is an organization tasked with diverse responsibilities. Although search and rescue (from the air and from the ground) takes a highly visible role, aviation training and humanitarian missions are also part of the equation that defines the CAP. Although this congressionally chartered, non-profit […]

Reading World War II Weekend 2022

The 31st Anniversary of Reading WW II Weekend was welcomed with bright sun and warm weather; it was a perfect weekend for this popular air show and WW 2 military re-enactment. The three-day event began on Friday, June 3, and ended Sunday afternoon. “The attendance this year was close to a record, the crowd estimates […]

Thunder Over Michigan Airshow 2021

Kevin Walsh, CEO of the Yankee Air Museum in Ypsilanti, MI as well as Event Director of the 2021 Thunder Over Michigan Airshow conducted an impressive and highly entertaining weekend of military and warbird aviation in early August 2021. With Covid concerns still very much on the minds of the general public and an active […]

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, […]