Cold War Warriors: Classic Aircraft Aviation Museum

The Classic Aircraft Aviation Museum located in Hillsboro, Oregon had a number of their Cold War warriors on static display at the Oregon International Air Show 2016. Apart from a former Taiwanese Air Force Northrop F-5E Tiger II produced in the 1970’s the rest of the aircraft were ex-European air force jets from the 1950’s and 1960’s which made for… Read More Cold War Warriors: Classic Aircraft Aviation Museum

Oregon International Air Show 2016: Breitling Jet Team

All the way from Dijon, France the Breitling Jet Team is the largest civilian aerobatic display team in Europe and they delivered the goods at the Oregon International Air Show at Hillsboro Airport near Portland, Oregon this year. The team flies seven (plus a spare) Czech designed and built Aero L-39 Albatros jets (formerly an Eastern Bloc… Read More Oregon International Air Show 2016: Breitling Jet Team

Oregon International Air Show 2016: USMC MV-22 Osprey Demo

There is something special about watching a big tilt-rotor Bell Boeing MV-22 Osprey V/STOL transport be put through its paces. The MV-22 Osprey flying display by the US Marine Corps Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161 “Greyhawks” (VMM-161 of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing at MCAS Miramar in California) at the Oregon International Air Show was no exception… Read More Oregon International Air Show 2016: USMC MV-22 Osprey Demo

Oregon International Air Show 2016: US Navy Super Hornet West Coast TAC DEMO

The Oregon International Air Show featured some ear blasting greatness from the US Navy Super Hornet West Coast Demonstration Team! Flying a Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet aka “Rhino” two-seat multi-role fighter, the pilot literally screamed through the at speeds close to 1,125 km/h / 700 mph (edging on the sound barrier) on a number of fast low… Read More Oregon International Air Show 2016: US Navy Super Hornet West Coast TAC DEMO

Oregon International Air Show 2016: OANG 75th Anniversary Screaming Eagles

Oregon is truly Eagle Country with Oregon Air National Guard McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle air superiority fighters based at both the 142nd Fighter Wing, Portland Air National Guard Base which is home to the 123rd Fighter Squadron Redhawks and at the 173rd Fighter Wing, Kingsley Field Air National Guard Base (Klamath Falls) which is home to the… Read More Oregon International Air Show 2016: OANG 75th Anniversary Screaming Eagles

The Fiery Tale (Tail) of “MiG Magic” at the Oregon Air & Space Museum

As you approach the striking red and black Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-17F Fresco C with Soviet markings known as “MiG Magic” in the Oregon Air & Space Museum (at the Eugene Airport), you soon realise there is more going on here than initially meets the eye. Firstly it is actually a Shenyang J-5 Fresco fighter, which was a Chinese built version of… Read More The Fiery Tale (Tail) of “MiG Magic” at the Oregon Air & Space Museum