Semper Fi – Flying Leathernecks Marine Corps Aviation Museum

I recently wrote on one of my other blogs about the US Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Virginia which pays tribute to all Marines, but specifically depicts the more traditional image of the grunts on the ground. In this case it depicts the Marines taking Mt. Suribachi on Iwo Jima in World War Two. While out… Read More Semper Fi – Flying Leathernecks Marine Corps Aviation Museum

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

Luftwaffe Day 2012 – Flying Heritage Collection

Well Saturday August 11th, 2012 was the day German World War Two fighters, a Messerschmitt Bf-109E and Focke-Wulf FW-190A-5 were meant to fly at the Flying Heritage Collection – Luftwaffe Flying Day. Alas things didn’t quite work out as planned! The Bf-109 was ruled out due to technical problems, so it was replaced in the flying schedule by a Fieseler Fi-156 Storch… Read More Luftwaffe Day 2012 – Flying Heritage Collection

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