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A few weeks ago I was heading south down NC-168 for a vacation in the Outer Banks of North Carolina when I decided to hang a right turn on 158 and head south do a quick side trip to Elizabeth City before I hit the sand dunes of Kitty Hawk. Elizabeth City is a pretty plain southern city but six miles to the southeast on the Pasquotank River is Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, the second largest Coast Guard aviation base in the United States. Actually called Elizabeth City Regional Airport (ECG / KECG), the airport is essentially a military base and officially owned by the US Coast Guard. The air station is one of the busiest in the USCG, operating missions as far away as Greenland, the Azores and even the Caribbean.

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New Hampshire’s Air National Guard Continues to Adapt to New Missions

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Final KC-135 of the NHANG departs from Pease ANGB (Ken Kula photo)

The New Hampshire Air National Guard’s (NHANG) 133rd Air Refueling Squadron (ARS), part of the 157th Air Refueling Wing (ARW) has been in the air refueling business since 1975. That’s forty four years at the same job, transferring fuel to thirsty American and foreign military aircraft around the world. The squadron is part of New Hampshire’s only ANG flying unit.

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D-Day Squadron Announces Final Schedule Ahead of Their Trans-Atlantic Flight

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Photo Credit: Patrick Albright, Ft Benning Public Affairs Office via D-Day Squadron


  • Waterbury-Oxford Airport, CT (KOXC)
  • Suggested $10 donation per person. It will be paid to the volunteers who will be stationed at various airport access points and in the parking areas( Maps will be available soon).
  • Aircraft will be available for viewing, but likely not for tours as this is a working week for the crews.
  • The hours are 9:00 – 5:30. Access to the aircraft before and after those time will be prohibited because we won’t have ramp security in place.

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Planes of Fame – Chino Airshow Publishes Their Schedule



The Planes of Fame Air Museum has two branches, one in Arizona, the other and oldest, is in Chino, California. On the weekend of May 4-5th, 2019, their annual air show, chock full of warbirds, will be presented once again. This year, they’ll salute the 75th Anniversary of D-Day – the invasion of Normandy. The air show at Chino airport has consistently showcased a large collection of rare (some one-of-a-kind airworthy examples) and beautifully restored aircraft, and this year’s large number of flying displays (some 50 aircraft ion each day).

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