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Air Show T-Shirts From My Past

The Kansas Air National Guard operated ten B-1B Lancers from 1994 to 2002. They participated in the Royal International Air Tattoo in 1997, where I got this great shirt. Collecting aviation memorabilia has been a hobby of mine for...

Preview: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2024

Story and photos, except where noted, by Ken Kula There’s a saying that I’ve heard many times in my life… and it happens “Only in Oshkosh!”. This year’s EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2024 has a few of these moments in...

Mid-Atlantic Air Museum Night-Engine-Run Photo Shoot

Story and photos by Corey Beitler The Mid-Atlantic Air Museum held its 33rd annual World War II Weekend living history event and airshow on June 7, 8, and 9 at the Reading Regional Airport in Reading, Pennsylvania. The museum’s...

Lockheed Martin’s F-16 Fighting Falcon First Spread Its Wings 50 Years Ago!

USAF Thunderbirds F-16Cs Story and photos by Ken Kula The United States-designed F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter, more commonly called the “Viper”, first took to the skies by accident on January 20, 1974 some 50 years plus a few months...

Ultimate Harrier: The 2024 MCAS Cherry Point Air Show

Story by Shawn Byers, photos by Shawn Byers and Bryan T. Mangan I would have been here anyway, but the 2024 edition of the Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point Air Show was not to be missed. Among the...

Air Warfare Instructor Course (AWIC 24) commences for the Royal Australian Air Force – Part Two

Story and photos by David Campion Diamond Shield 2024 The primary aim of the exercise was Defensive Counter Air (DCA) of Australia’s airspace. The exercise was conducted over coastal training ranges between RAAF Amberley and RAAF Williamtown, an area...