Category: Aviation History

THE 2023 NORTHERN ILLINOIS AIRSHOW

Story and photos by Scott Jankowski The Waukegan National Airport covers 600 acres of land and is located approximately 40 miles to the North of Chicago, Illinois. The airport features two asphalt runways, those being runway 5/23 at 6,000...

“America’s Hangar” Celebrates 20 Years

Lockheed SR-71A Story and photos by Corey Beitler (Originally published in Corey’s “Distelfink Airlines” magazine, December 2023 edition – photo selection altered from original) When its doors open to the public each day, the National Air and Space Museum’s...

The Naval Air Station Oceana Airshow 2023

  Story and photos by Shawn Byers This will be the third report in our pages for the Airshow at NAS Oceana. What more can I possibly say about it? Let’s get personal with a long-time attendee. It is...

Book Review: Detail & Scale P-47 Thunderbolt

  Reviewed by Don Linn Summary: Title and ISBN: Detail & Scale P-47 Thunderbolt By Bert Kinzey, art by Rock Roszak Detail & Scale Aviation Publication ISBN: 979-8-8587405-8-2 Contents and Media: Available in print format, or digital format from...

A SALUTE TO VF-32 AND THE F-4U CORSAIR, AIRVENTURE STYLE

Photos and story by Scott Jankowski In late 2022 the movie Devotion premiered telling the real-life story of VF-32, U.S. Navy Pilots Ensign Jesse L. Brown, the first African American Aviator and Lieutenant JG Thomas Hudner Jr. A major...

AIRVENTURE 2023 A LOOK AT THE “HEAVIES”

Story and photos by Scott Jankowski AirVenture always pulls together some very large and unique aircraft and 2023 was no different. In this article we will take a closer look at the common and not so common “heavy” aircraft...