The Saturday of the Joint Base Lewis McChord – JBLM Airshow & Warrior Expo 2016 (August 27th-28th, 2016) was plagued by strong dusty winds. This meant that some of the warbird flying displays just could not go ahead. Regardless the show went on and we still got to see some great World War Two and Cold War… Read More JBLM Airshow & Warrior Expo 2016 – The Warbirds
There is never any shortage of warbird action at the Planes of Fame Airshow and 2015 showcased many European Theatre World War Two era aircraft including a Bell P-63 Kingcobra (mostly flown by the Soviets as it was seen as inferior to the P-51 Mustang by the USAAF), the Douglas C-47 Skytrain (Dakota) venerable transport, Lockheed… Read More Planes of Fame Airshow 2015: WW2 European Theatre Warbirds
On this Memorial Day we salute all those that have and currently do serve their nation. Lest We Forget the fallen who gave their all for us to live the life we enjoy today.
I returned to Planes of Fame 2015 for the Sunday airshow and man what a tribute the USAF Heritage Flight paid to the veterans on that day. This 4 ship flight consisted of a World War Two era Lockheed P-38J Lightning “23 Skidoo” and North American P-51D Mustang “Wee Willy II” along with a Korean… Read More Planes of Fame Airshow 2015: USAF Heritage Flight II
On a recent trip to Georgia in the USA I ventured to a spot just outside of Americus (coolest name for a town I have come across in a while!) where I discovered a unique snippet of history. At the towns airport there is a memorial to “The Lone Eagle“, famous aviator Charles Lindbergh (1902 – 1974). In… Read More Charles Lindbergh’s First Solo 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.
The P-38 was a fast long-range heavy fighter used for interception, close air support and bomber escort duties in the European, North African and Pacific theatres during World War Two (there were also reconnaissance versions). The Lightning proved to be very successful in all roles and was in production for the entire period of the US involvement in World War Two.… Read More Lightning Strikes!