USAF first and fifth generation jet fighter air dominance was on display at Aviation Nation 2016 and made for a perfect grouping during the USAF Heritage Flight. To see an early 1950’s era North American F-86 Sabre flying alongside todays stealthy Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor and the new Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter was fantastic and shows incredible… Read More Aviation Nation 2016: USAF Heritage Flight
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
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
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.
The Planes of Fame 2013 Air Show in Chino, California was a special one this year. 5 Lockheed P-38 Lightning aircraft from the World War Two period flew together at the show. There are only 7 P-38’s flying in the world today (6 in the USA and 1 in Europe – unfortunately the 6th US one could not… Read More In Chino Sometimes Lightning Strikes 5 Times!
In September 2012 I went to one of the top aerial events of the world, the 49th annual Reno Air Races (a 5 day event) just outside Reno, Nevada USA. The races really are a fantastic event and they have it all from high-speed racing aircraft and warbirds to aerobatic aircraft and military jets. The week leading up to the air races I also… Read More Reno Air Races 2012
In September 2012 I headed to Sacramento to go to the California Capital Air Show. Held at Mathers Airport each year, the air show attracts big crowds to see a great collection of historical and modern-day aircraft from military, law enforcement, commercial and private operators. I went on the Saturday and the weather was perfect – warm with clear blue skies. Great for… Read More California Capital Air Show 2012
At the Joint Base Lewis McChord Air Expo 2012 in July among the many air displays was a USAF Heritage Flight consisting of a North American TP-51D Mustang “Little Witch“(a two seater) and a General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon from Hill AFB in Utah. Both aircraft did impressive solo displays. The display included some nice low passes by both… Read More USAF Heritage Flight – Joint Base Lewis McChord Air Expo 2012