Author: Ken Kula

Looking Back, the 2008 Rhode Island International Air Show

The 2008 Rhode Island International Air Show was a wide-ranging celebration of military and civilian aviation.   Some of the highlights were: the Royal Air Force’s Red Arrows were completing their North American Tour,...

My Trip to MCAS Kaneohe Bay and Hawaii in 2007

Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay is located on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. Just prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl harbor, the original aviation facilities were built for Navy PBY Catalina patrol...

Seaplane Spotting in British Columbia, in 2009

August, 2009 was hazy and warm in the Canadian Province of British Columbia . Unfortunately, forest fires contributed to the haze, and stole some of the boldness of the Abbotsford Air Show that year....

Our T-33 Scrapbook

Photos from the ClassicWarbird.net and Photorecon.net team. The first Lockheed T-33 first flew 73 years ago in March! I heard a story once, a few decades ago, which seems to be apropos here. A...

Looking Back, A Visit to LAX in 2007

Mid October, 2007 featured some very low air fares that led me cross country from my New Hampshire home to LAX, for a quick overnight visit. I planned to stay overnight right next to...

Embraer Executive Jets

Embraer S.A. is a Brazilian aircraft manufacturer which has lines of military aircraft, regional jet airliners and executive jets. Originally focusing on military turboprop and turbojet training aircraft, the company also designed and produced...

They’re On The Ice in Alton Bay!

Alton Bay, New Hampshire is a finger of water off of the southeastern end of Lake Winnipesaukee, in the center of the state. It boasts of a summer seaplane base, which becomes the FAA’s...

Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing? Part 2

Throughout aviation history, there are many examples of civilian aircraft being adapted for military use. On the other hand, there are many situations where a military aircraft design has seen civilian success too. Here...

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