International Helicopter 900x250
Log In

The Warbird Saviors: August Issue

Up Close: F4U CORSAIR

T-Tailed Tri-Jet: The Martin XB-51

WWII Heritage Days

Dick Cole, Doolittle Raiders, dies at 103

P-51 Mustang

Ultimate Responsive Image Slider Plugin Powered By Weblizar

LATEST


Messerschmitt Bf 109G

Messerschmitt Bf 109G

The Messerschmitt Bf 109 was the point of the spear for the German fighter force in World War II. It was mostly unchallenged until it faced the Supermarine Spitfire. With an excellent kill ratio, it was difficult to fly, though, and nearly one-third were lost in accidents. Shown here is the Bf 109G (“Gustav”) version […]
The USAF’s Fighting Falcon

The USAF’s Fighting Falcon

The General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon is a single-engine supersonic multi-role fighter aircraft originally developed by General Dynamics for the United States Air Force. Designed as an air superiority day fighter, it evolved into a successful all-weather multi-role aircraft. Over 4,600 aircraft have been built since production was approved in 1976. Although no longer being […]

ads after 2 posts

Flight Journal Bookshelf 600x120

ads after 4 posts

ads after 6 posts

ads after eigtht posts

The Harrier Jump Jet

The Harrier Jump Jet

The Harrier, informally referred to as the Harrier Jump Jet, is a family of jet-powered attack aircraft capable of vertical/short takeoff and landing operations. Named after a bird of prey, it was originally developed by British manufacturer Hawker Siddeley in the 1960s. The Harrier emerged as the only truly successful V/STOL design of the many […]
America’s Aerial Warriors Today

America’s Aerial Warriors Today

Life begins at 40 or 50, or … It’s a sure fact of life that we all reach a point where we can’t begin to guess how long ago something in our lives happened. Did such and such happen five years ago? Or was it 10? We get to the point where we can’t even […]

ads after 2 posts

ads after 4 posts

Flight Journal 20-20 600x120

ads after 6 posts

ads after eigtht posts

MiG-15: Crude but Effective

MiG-15: Crude but Effective

The Yalu river runs wide and dark across the huge peninsula that is Korea. On either side, the topography is the same and at 40,000 feet, the hard blue sky doesn’t change color just because the politics below are different. One morning in 1950, however, when American and ROK (Republic of Korea) pilots came back […]

ads after 2 posts

ads after 4 posts

ads after 6 posts

ads after eigtht posts

Tuesday’s Torpedo/Bombers Grumman Avenger

Tuesday’s Torpedo/Bombers Grumman Avenger

This impressive Grumman TBM-3E Avenger is based at the American Airpower Museum in Farmingdale, Long Island, NY. The museum is located at the Republic Airport. The Avenger entered U.S. service in 1942, and first saw action during the Battle of Midway. Despite the loss of five of the six Avengers on its combat debut, it […]

ads after 2 posts

ads after 4 posts

ads after 6 posts

ads after eigtht posts

Messerschmitt Bf 109E “Emil”

Messerschmitt Bf 109E “Emil”

Apart from its combat record, the Bf 109 remains a historic aircraft for sheer numbers produced. More than seven decades after WWII, only the Ilyushin Il-2 Sturmovik exceeds the Messerschmitt’s total of 34,000 produced, even under the pressure of continual Allied bombing. Nothing else comes close. Frequently, the Soviet Yakovlev fighter series is compared to […]
Post D-Day Fighter Conference

Post D-Day Fighter Conference

What we have here is an executive retreat held in Bottisham, Cambridgeshire,  home of the 361st FG, August 1944. It is a get-together of all fighter group COs in the 8th Air Force and represents a who’s who of Post D-Day fighter aviation. Front to back: 20th FG (Col. Harold Rau’s Gentle Annie), 352nd FG […]
Air Age Media © 2019
WordPress Image Lightbox Plugin