TBT… And something to do this weekend!!!

Living History Flying Day, Saturday Sept 2nd Planes of Fame Air Museum, Chino CA Planes of Fame is one helluva group of folks, and the birds are history, in and of themselves! It’s in Chino, CA, and well worth the trip! … Continue reading

Sigh…

A nice little video of AMRG, better known as the ‘Boneyard’… Sadly, there are WAY too many P-3s in there now… I saw a couple of familiar tails among the birds. I figure this is a better post than yet … Continue reading

TBT…

We’ve been here before… Under Carter… NOT A WARM & FUZZY FEELING….. The U.S. Navy’s F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet strike fighters are the tip of the spear, embodying most of the fierce striking power of the aircraft carrier strike … Continue reading

One last thing about WWII aviation…

One to think about when the precious snowflakes start whining… Can you IMAGINE them living during WWII? I can’t… Statistics from  Flight Journal magazine. THE COST of  DOING  BUSINESS —- The  staggering cost of war. THE PRICE OF  VICTORY (cost … Continue reading

Aviation Art…

Sadly, I’ve run out of aviation paintings, so after a year this series will end… But the last one is a real goody! h/t Gerry for this one of a kind painting! And the ‘rest of the story’, as they … Continue reading

Aviation Art…

1944 – The Anglo-Argentine pilot Dick ‘Lucky’ Lindsell in his Hurricane MkIIC leads the attack on a bridge in Burma. They were actually part of the RAF’s Third Tactical Air Force, based in SE Asia a little known footnote during … Continue reading

Aviation Art…

Christmas Day, 1941. American Volunteer Group Flight Leader Parker Dupouy finds his guns jammed during combat high over the Gulf of Martaban. Determined to bring down his adversary, he rams the Hayabusa Oscar of Lt. Hiroshi Okuyama of the JAAF … Continue reading

Aviation Art…

One of the ‘oddities’ if you will, was the Brits stayed low on launch, assuming the Germans had radar that was as good as theirs, hoping the low altitude would prevent the Germans from having enough time to recall strikes … Continue reading

Aviation Art…

Since Dec 7th is this week, a little different one. There were actually TWO battles on the same day, Pearl Harbor, which is the one everyone remembers, but there was another… Some American pilots managed to counterattack, two such heroes, … Continue reading

Aviation Art…

An escort P47, over Utah Beach, on the background “La pointe du Hoc” (6th June 1944). The ‘special’ refers to the additional tasking missions that were added to support the landings. One of the ‘tales’ told was that all possible … Continue reading