Aviation Art…

B17G-30-BO of the 333rd Bomb Squadron, 91st Bomb Group encounters home defense Me109s over Germany in 1944. … Continue reading

Aviation Art…

Mk I Spitfires of 610 Squadron flying a defensive patrol low over the White Cliffs during the height of the Battle of Britain in August 1940. They normally flew both a low and a high patrol at least twice a … Continue reading

Aviation Art…

Flight Lieutenant Donald J. M. Blakeslee of 133 Eagle Squadron exits his Spitfire MkVb at the Lympne airfield after his fourth mission of 19th of August 1942. On this date, during Operation Jubilee – the joint British-Canadian amphibious assault against … Continue reading

Aviation Art…

JP forwarded me a collection done by Yago F. de Bobadilla, and I’m going to put one up each Sunday for a while… There will be a little detail with each picture, but these are all classic aviation paintings mostly from … Continue reading

TBT…

Back in the day, we had more squadrons in all services than we do today… Somebody (probably an Admiral), decided they wanted a photo op of all the squadrons… Front to back, VP-5, VP-16, VP-24 (Batmen!), VP-45, VP-49, VP-56 And … Continue reading

Aging out…

This one came over the transom last night via the mil-email string… As we get older and we experience the loss of old friends, we begin to realize that maybe we  bullet-proof Pilots won’t live forever. We aren’t so bullet-proof … Continue reading

Back in the Day…

Hours and HOURS of doing this stuff… Bonus points if you can guess what kind of ship that is… This was always the ‘fun’ shot… Right over the top and hope to hell they didn’t stuff ‘something’ up your ass … Continue reading

More Stearmans…

The 2014 New Years Video… I can’t embed it, but here’s the link… And Mr. Kinsey deserves a BIG tip of the hat for what he does to support Naval Aviation… This was a couple of years ago, but thank … Continue reading

Now THIS would be a Christmas present…

This is a great story, long slog to get it done, but it flies… Can you imagine the feeling of being the pilot for that first flight in fifty plus years??? THAT would be one helluva Christmas present!!! I’m very … Continue reading