Flight of the Yugoslav Ikarus – Part II

Ikarus AD was an aviation, vehicle and machinery manufacturer established in Novi Sad, Serbia in 1923.  The production facilities of Ikarus were destroyed in World War Two but rebuilt in 1946 and soon nationalised by the new Tito lead Yugoslav communist government. The following is the final of a two-part series and covers the key jet aircraft developed by Ikarus… Read More Flight of the Yugoslav Ikarus – Part II

Flight of the Yugoslav Ikarus – Part I

Ikarus AD was an aviation, vehicle and machinery manufacturer established in Novi Sad, Serbia in 1923.  The production facilities of Ikarus were destroyed in World War Two but rebuilt in 1946 and soon nationalised by the new Tito led Yugoslav communist government. The following is part one of a two-part series and covers the key glider and piston engined aircraft… Read More Flight of the Yugoslav Ikarus – Part I

Vintage Aircraft Weekend 2016 – From the Battle of Britain to Pearl and Beyond

When Saturday September 3rd rolled around Paine Field, Washington was awash in misty rain and clouded over. Things didn’t look good but the weather forecast still held promise… A few hours later the sun was out and the warbirds were flying at the Vintage Aircraft Weekend hosted by the Historic Flight Foundation! A great day was had… Read More Vintage Aircraft Weekend 2016 – From the Battle of Britain to Pearl and Beyond

JBLM Airshow & Warrior Expo 2016 – USAF Thunderbirds

The USAF Thunderbirds hold a proud history of military demonstration flying that dates back to 1953 at Luke AFB in Arizona when they first flew the Republic F-84 Thunderjet. Over the years they progressed through jet technology to the Republic F-84F Thunderstreak in 1955, North American F-100C Super Sabre from 1956 to 1964, Republic F-105B… Read More JBLM Airshow & Warrior Expo 2016 – USAF Thunderbirds

JBLM Airshow & Warrior Expo 2016 – C-17 Globemaster III Tactical Drop Demo

Joint Base Lewis McChord is home to the USAF 62nd Airlift Wing flying Boeing C-17 Globemaster III transports. On the Saturday of the JBLM Airshow & Warrior Expo 2016 (August 27th-28th, 2016) one of the C-17’s conducted a tactical supply drop demo. This came off pretty well considering how windy it was on the day and the supplies… Read More JBLM Airshow & Warrior Expo 2016 – C-17 Globemaster III Tactical Drop Demo