Category: New England

A Look at Waterbury – Oxford Airport in Connecticut

Story and photos by Andrew Spry Waterbury-Oxford Airport is the largest General Aviation airport in the state of Connecticut with a 5,801-foot runway. It houses multiple charter companies that operate regular flights down the eastern seaboard but we do...

The Commemorative Air Force’s Airpower History Tour Lands at Westfield, Massachusetts

Photographs by Scott Zeno “Experience the sights, smells and sounds of historic World War II aircraft” announces the Commemorative Air Force’s (CAF) web site. So, this sensory overloaded visit occurred at the Barnes Municipal Airport from June 8th through...

Sikorsky Aircraft is 100 Years Old

Cmdr. Frank Erickson hoists Igor Sikorsky during the development of the hoist capable helicopter in the early 1940s in Bridgeport, Conn. Erickson went on to fly many missions, save many lives, train many pilots and redefine Coast Guard aviation....

2020 Salute to America and The Great Cities of the American Revolution

The Great Cities of the American Revolution Flyover 2020 marked the nation’s 244th birthday. Due to nationwide Covid-19 virus concerns, most activities normally associated with the holiday (fireworks, parades, concerts, etc.) were canceled. In an effort to honor America’s...

103rd Fighter Wing, Connecticut Air National Guard – Bradley Air National Guard Base, CT 10 October 2006

On 10 October 2006, I had the great privilege of visiting the 103rd Fighter Wing of the Connecticut Air National Guard at Bradley Air National Guard Base, located at Bradley International Airport, in order to photograph their A-10 Thunderbolt...

Nine-O-Nine Has Crashed

A few days ago, the Collings Foundation’s B-17G, “Nine-O-Nine” crashed while returning to Bradley International Airport in Connecticut. Seven crew members and passengers died, while seven more people in the plane and on the ground were injured. The highly...

D-Day Squadron – Missions Accomplished!

On June 6th, a group of aircraft collectively known as the D-Day Squadron will make history when they will mark the 75th Anniversary of ‘Operation Overlord’, the D-Day invasion of Europe. A group of volunteers will make a legendary...