Today marks the 70th anniversary of the World War Two Allied victory in Europe (Victory in Europe Day – May 8th. 1945). One week ago I saw a fine tribute of respect to the men and women who served in the USAF and USAAF before them, including those who eventually dominated the skies over Europe in World War… Read More Planes of Fame Airshow 2015: USAF Heritage Flight I
There is nothing like seeing the best of the best in the fifth generation USAF Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor air dominance fighter being put through its paces in glorious full afterburning glory! I never get bored watching the mean looking and mighty Raptor scream through the sky then stop mid-flight and completely change direction using vectored thrust… Read More Planes of Fame Airshow 2015: USAF F-22 Raptor Demo Team
Those 176,000 of us who headed out to Aviation Nation 2014 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada were treated to a unique opening ceremony that gave a glimpse of the future of the US Air Force. As the last notes of the national anthem were being played two sharp-edged fifth generation fighter aircraft appeared from behind… Read More Aviation Nation 2014: US Future Force
To me November 11th is known as Remembrance Day. In the USA it is Veterans Day. This special day marks the armistice that ceased the fighting of World War One on November 11th, 1918 and is a day to honour all those who have served their country in the military in peacetime and across all conflicts. What better way… Read More Aviation Nation 2014: USAF Heritage Flight
One of the best USAF Heritage Flight displays I have seen. Two legendary fighters from World War Two and their modern-day counterpart at the SUN ‘n FUN Air Show 2014.
A fifth generation fighter with super maneuverability, stealth technology, high-speed and advanced weaponry. The Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor air superiority fighter truly is a thing of deadly beauty.
The Avalon Air Show is a bi-annual event held at Avalon Airport in Victoria, Australia. I have been to all 11 of these shows to date (1992, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2013) and as it is the only major international air event in Australia it always draws big crowds and… Read More Avalon Air Show 2013
July 4th, 2012 The Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor dominates the sky on Independence Day! USAF Heritage Flight North American P-51D Mustang “Valhalla” & Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE LOCKHEED MARTIN F-22 RAPTOR “Dominating the Skies. Overwhelming the Threat” Up close with the Raptor at Avalon Air Show 2011 in Victoria, Australia. The stealth like features are very noticeable. She is one sleek and powerful machine. The two-dimensional thrust vectoring nozzles on the Mach 2+ capable Pratt & Whitney turbo fan engines… Read More Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor…..pleased to meet you, air dominance is my game