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Singapore Eagles at DMAFB

Written By Wally “RIP” Van Winkle While the weather did not cooperate as well as it could have, the opportunity to visit with and photograph the Singapore Air Force F-15SGs at Davis-Monthan AFB was...

Bomber Jacket Book Project

John Slemp The man above is Captain Robert “Punchy” Powell, a P-51B pilot with the 352nd FG (with a record of 4 destroyed, 6 probable, and 7 damaged) who went back to College at...

B-52 STRIKE ON IRAQ

January 16, 1991; 1900 Hours: “We’re going!” That simple announcement from “Moondog,” our radar navigator, triggered a flurry of activity. We were going to war with Iraq. Jamming last-minute gear into our helmet bags...

THE FIRST NIGHTHAWKS

  by William B. Scott Depicting a symbolic nighthawk in flight and worn on a man’s suit lapel, it’s just a small, innocuous silver pin. But a red ruby in the hawk’s eye silently...

CROP-DUSTING IN IDAHO

By John Bigelow By early summer, 1959, my friend, Murray, an ex-F-86 fighter jock fresh from the Royal Canadian Air Force, and I, a furloughed Canadian C-46 copilot, were newly graduated crop-dusters. Murray had...

Scrambled Eggs–Vietnam-Style

By Maj. Tony Geishauser (USA-Ret.) It started as just another routine day at the office. Of course, my office happened to be the cockpit of a U.S. Army UH-1 “Huey” helicopter flying over Vietnam....

Cable Airshow 2014

January in Southern California means airshow season has officially started with the annual Cable Airshow. The 2014 Cable Air Show is celebrating its 39th year at the Cable Airport with its usual lineup of aerobatics, classic aircraft, cars and of course Warbirds from World War II. This year’s positive message to the community was

Elkhart Warbird Gathering Weekend 2013

Elkhart, Indiana again played host to the The Warbird Gathering Weekend.  Generally this town plays host to much slower, not to mention larger, aircraft as it is the preferred staging area for airships traveling...

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