The Blue Angels & warbirds grace the skies for Seafair 2012

In August each year Seattle hosts Seafair, a huge festival involving many events, but my favourite part is the Boeing Air Show held over Lake Washington. The key performer each year is the US Navy demonstration team the “Blue Angels“. This year I didn’t actually attend the main area of the show which is accompanied with… Read More The Blue Angels & warbirds grace the skies for Seafair 2012

The Centennial of US Naval Aviation – Pensacola, Florida 2011

2011 marked the Centennial of US Naval Aviation, a service that started very humbly with only 2 Curtiss Pusher Biplanes in 1911. The first take off from a warship was completed by Eugene Ely on November 14th, 1910 in Virginia from the cruiser USS Birmingham which had a temporary platform erected over the bow. A few months later he completed… Read More The Centennial of US Naval Aviation – Pensacola, Florida 2011