Category: U.S. Navy

Aviation Nation Roars Back to Life at Nellis AFB

After a one year hiatus due to a base inspection, 2016’s Aviation Nation roared back to life in the Nevada desert just north of the famous Las Vegas strip. Approximately 300,000 visitors entered the bases over the span of...

McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II Set to Retire From U.S. Military Service

The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II is one of those rare breeds of aircraft design that has served with the U.S. military for over half a century. The first flight of a prototype occurred on May 27, 1958. In...

Just A “Few” C-9s Remain in Military Service

The U.S. Marine Corps recruiting slogan: “The Few. The Proud. The Marines.” has a secondary meaning these days… the Marines operate the last pair of some 57 McDonnell Douglas/Boeing DC-9/C-9 military jet transports. The C-9/DC-9 family has been used...

AirShow London’s Arrival Day Spectacular

Every once in a while, the moon and the stars are aligned just right, and things fall together on an air show arrival day that maxes out the “Fun Meter”. Close to ten hours of aviation excitement unfolded on...

San Francisco Fleetweek 2016

This year’s Fleetweek had some amazing weather across all practice and show days for the weekend, which is rather rare for San Francisco.  There was no humidity in the air which meant that the F-22 Raptor produced only a...

Behind the Scenes During the 2016 New York Air Show

A lot of work and effort occurs before spectators view an air show – which usually lasts just a weekend. Realistically, for many of the larger air shows across the Northern Hemisphere, events within the event begin at least...

Owls Head Transportation Museum Presents Its 2016 Rally

  Located on the north end of the Knox County/Rockland Maine airport, the Owls Head Transportation Museum’s Wings and Wheels Spectacular, held on the first full weekend in August this year, featured aircraft designs that spanned a full century...