Mustang vs. Thunderbolt: June Issue

Martha’s Vineyard’s Workin’ Wacos

The Boy Next Door Goes to War

Mission into Darkness

World War II Trainers – The Ace Makers

My Target is What?! Embarrassing Non-shootdowns

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A Tribute to All!

A Tribute to All!

An awesome flyover happened today in the Tri-State area! The US Navy Blue Angels and the USAF Thunderbirds flew over parts of NYC, NJ, Long Island, and Westchester county. The featured photo shown was in Bay Ridge. A Big Thank You to the pilots and to all who made this happen. Thank you for your […]
Thunderbolt II Tuesday

Thunderbolt II Tuesday

The A-10 isn’t an airplane. It’s a terrifyingly effective ball peen hammer designed from the onset to do one job and one job only: support the guys on the ground. At the beginning that meant it was to blunt the tank attacks cold war planners knew the Russians would send rolling across Europe in waves. […]

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Doolittle Raiders: a first-person account

Doolittle Raiders: a first-person account

My name is Edgar McElroy. My friends call me “Mac”. I was born and raised in Ennis , Texas the youngest of five children, son of Harry and Jennie McElroy. Folks say that I was the quiet one. We lived at 609 North Dallas Street and attended the Presbyterian Church. My dad had an auto […]
2020 Sun ‘n Fun Canceled

2020 Sun ‘n Fun Canceled

The 46th annual Sun ‘n Fun Aerospace Expo will not take place this year due to efforts to contain the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. According to show organizers, the 46th annual event will be moved “to join with the 47th Expo in April of 2021.”

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On this Day in Aviation

On this Day in Aviation

1 April 1939: Mitsubishi Kokuki K.K. (Mitsubishi Aircraft Company) Chief Test Pilot Katsuzo Shima made the first flight of the prototype Mitsubishi A6M1 Navy Type 0¹ fighter at the Kagamigahara air field (now, Gifu Airbase). Completed about ten days earlier, at the Mitsubishi Aircraft Company factory at Nagoya on the island of Honshu, the prototype […]
Monday Mustang: the Mighty P-51

Monday Mustang: the Mighty P-51

The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang was an American long-range, single-seat fighter and fighter-bomber used during World War II, the Korean War and in several other conflicts. During World War II Mustang pilots claimed 4,950 enemy aircraft shot down, the most of any Allied fighter. It was conceived, designed and built by North American Aviation […]

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P-51 Mustang Now on Oahu

P-51 Mustang Now on Oahu

The P-51 Mustang slated to fly guests over Pearl Harbor and Oahu WW II battle sites is now in Honolulu, having arrived in a Matson container March 7th. The aircraft is now airworthy, prepared for its modern-day mission and is expected to take its first guests on flights over Oahu this week. Jim Martinelli, manager […]
Missing WW II Warbirds Found in the South Pacific [VIDEO]

Missing WW II Warbirds Found in the South Pacific [VIDEO]

Three aircraft associated with seven American servicemen missing in action from World War II were recently discovered in Truk Lagoon, now known as Chuuk State in the Federated States of Micronesia, by Project Recover partners from the University of Delaware and Scripps Institution of Oceanography, part of the University of California, San Diego.

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Jimmy Stewart over Vietnam

Jimmy Stewart over Vietnam

The B-52 flight back to Guam was uneventful until they began their final approach, when the co-pilot shouted, “The flaps are splitting!” It had been nearly 12 hours since Captain Bob Amos had taken off from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam on a B-52 bombing mission to strike targets near Saigon. As he piloted […]
Record Breaking  Hustlers : Operation Heat Rise

Record Breaking Hustlers : Operation Heat Rise

On 5 March 1962, two Convair B-58 Hustler supersonic bombers from the 65th Bombardment Squadron, 43rd Bombardment Wing, Carswell Air Force Base, Texas, took off at sunrise and headed west to Los Angeles, California. Off the Pacific coast they refueled from a Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker, then headed east at maximum speed. They were to enter […]
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