Swiss Air Force Centre: Surplus North American P-51D Mustang’s in Switzerland

Swiss Mustangs Post World War Two the Swiss Air Force operated an ageing fleet of piston engine fighters (Messerschmitt Bf 109E/G and Morane-Saulnier D-3801) and desperately needed more capable aircraft in numbers. An order had been placed for de Havilland DH.100 Vampire jet fighters but they would not enter operational service until 1949. A stop-gap fighter was needed… Read More Swiss Air Force Centre: Surplus North American P-51D Mustang’s in Switzerland

Swiss Air Force Centre: Morane-Saulnier D-3801

The French designed Morane-Saulnier M.S.406 fighter saw combat in the Battle of France in 1940.  The French were working on an improved version known as the M.S.412 but due to the fall of France in 1940 it was not continued until the Swiss took up the design and developed the D-3801 fighter from it (the Swiss had previously licence-built 84 of… Read More Swiss Air Force Centre: Morane-Saulnier D-3801

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

Planes of Fame Airshow 2015: Korean War Piston Engine Aircraft

The warbirds just kept coming in the fantastic flying displays of the Planes of Fame Airshow 2015. Up next were military aircraft that flew during the Korean War era of 1950 to 1953 when the South Korean and United Nations forces clashed with the Communists of North Korea, China and secretly the USSR. Aircraft ranged from piston engine fighters to… Read More Planes of Fame Airshow 2015: Korean War Piston Engine Aircraft

CAF AirPower History Tour 2015: An Afternoon With Fifi

CAF AirPower History Tour 2015 The Commemorative Air Force AirPower History Tour featuring the World War Two era Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi bomber, North American P-51D Mustang Man O’ War fighter, Beech C-45 Expeditor Bucket of Bolts light transport, Fairchild PT-19 trainer and North American T-6 Texan / Navy SNJ trainers were hosted at the Van Nuys… Read More CAF AirPower History Tour 2015: An Afternoon With Fifi