Category: Special Aviation Events

NATO Turns 75 Years Old in 2024 – An Air Forces Review

One of NATO’s own E-3A Sentry AWACS aircraft in its 50th Anniversary color scheme – 25 years ago. Story and Photos by Ken Kula On April 4, 1949, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was formed by twelve countries...

Royal Canadian Air Force Special Color Schemes – A 100th Anniversary Salute

Photographers include: Bob Finch, William Ellison, Ken Middleton, Scott Jankowski, Scott Zeno, Corey Beitler, Don Linn and Ken Kula  The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) came into being on April 1, 1924. One hundred years later, the military aviation...

Location, Location, Location – Some of My Favorite Perches For Aviation Photography

Story and photos by Ken Kula Lord Harold Samuel, a British real estate tycoon, is widely credited with the phrase “There are three things that matter in property: location, location, location”. I feel that this saying can be attributed...

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...

Reno-The Last Lap

Story and photos by Steve Lewis I’ve had the pleasure of attending multiple air races at both Stead Field in Reno, Nevada, and both years at Williams Gateway Airport in Chandler, Arizona. Nowhere near as many as I would’ve...

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2023 By the Numbers

Editor’s note: The 70th annual EAA AirVenture Oshkosh (2023) ended a week and a half ago, and the spectacular event didn’t lack excitement. I hope I’m as vibrant, positive and forward looking when I turn 70!  Here is the...

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2023 Update #2

Story and photos by Ken Kula The Sunday before AirVenture Oshkosh begins is filled with last minute arranging and rearranging, and putting final touches to booths and displays.  A great deal of aircraft arrive too; they could be for...

The National Museum of the United States Air Force is 100 Years Old

U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock, pilot Matt Kiefer Story by Ken Kula, Photos by John Freedman, Howard German and Ken Kula except where noted. History The National Museum of the United States Air Force (NMUSAF) began as...

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...