Category: legends

EAA’s AirVenture 2021 = EAA AirVenture 2020 (Plus One) And Then Some

  P-51 Mustang at a past AirVenture EAA’s AirVenture 2021 = EAA AirVenture 2020 (Plus One) And Then Some The AirVenture 2020 aviation celebration in Oshkosh, Wisconsin was forced to be cancelled over health concerns associated with the Covid...

EAA Oshkosh’s Golden Anniversary Celebration – 50 Notes From the 50th Celebration

The year 2019 marked half a century of the Experimental Aircraft Association’s annual Convention, and later AirVenture events at Oshkosh’s Whitman Regional Airport. There were earlier gatherings at different sites, but the Oshkosh airport has seen the EAA add...

Sean D. Tucker Interview

This article with photos is the second of three parts written by Kevin Burke, who was fortunate to witness Sean D. Tucker’s flying prowess closer than most! The 2018 air show campaign will be Mr. Tucker’s final solo aerobatic season Kevin…....

Dr Sky Interviews Frank Murray CIA A-12 Pilot

Dr Sky interviews Lt. Col Frank Murray who was one of the CIA pilots in Operation “Black Shield”. Frank had the distinction of being one of the pilots who over flew North Korea and took photographs back in 1968...

A Grand Phinale at Holloman AFB

QF-4E 74-1638 warming up! Photos by Scott Zeno and Alice Leong The U.S. Air Force retired its final McDonnell Douglas/Boeing QF-4 Phantom IIs on December 21, 2016. The jets were the last of the line… more than four thousand...

We mourn the passing of Robert A. “Bob” Hoover, “The Greatest Stick and Rudder Man Who Ever Lived.”

  (Photo: Smithsonian/National Air & Space Museum) One of the greatest pilots in aviation history passed into the eternal Wild Blue Yonder on October 25, 2016, R. A. “Bob” Hoover. The ninety-four year old Hoover passed away at his Los Angeles home...

Boeing’s First Century

On July 15, 2016, the Boeing Company marked its 100th birthday. The aircraft manufacturer’s “Founders Day” event at Boeing Field, Seattle was the high point of a celebration that had been going on all year. Boeing was officially founded...

Passing of a legend: Ed Maloney

Sad news in the aviation world tonight, Planes of Fame Air Museum Founder Mr. Ed Maloney passed away Friday at age 88. Mr. Maloney was a giant in the air museum community and a legend in warbird restoration. In...