Category: Air National Guard

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...

MKE SPOTTING PART 2

  Story and photographs by Scott Jankowski We continue our look into the variety of unusual and unique visitors to my hometown airport, Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport. As seen in part 1 of this article, Mitchell does get a...

MKE SPOTTING PART 1

Story and Photographs by Scott Jankowski Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport is my hometown airport, living just 9 miles to the west. Mitchell is currently served by 28 passenger and cargo airlines, please note that this number includes multiple regional...

116th Air Refueling Squadron and the 100th Anniversary Tail Flash

Not sure which I like better!!? All reproduced with Shayne’s and Steve’s permission. https://www.facebook.com/141ARW https://www.facebook.com/flygirlpainter   Special Thanks to Steve Grime/Radial Designs..logo design and retired 116th member.   Newest Livery on the KC-135

Cleveland Rocks! The 2023 Cleveland National Airshow

Story and photography by Shawn Byers Cleveland has long been on my list to attend but I never committed to it until 2023. The kick in the pants was the scheduled performance by the Marine Corps AV-8 Harrier. Having...

Thunder Over New Hampshire 2023 Air Show Scrapbook

Photos by Scott Zeno, Alice Leong and Masaki Komatsu New Hampshire’s weather is still warm in September, and on the weekend of September 9th and 10th of 2023, the skies were filled with thunder; not late summer thunderstorms but...