Tagged: America

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...

America Strong – My Timeline to the First Big Event in the Northeast

The United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds” and U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron “Blue Angels” fly in formation together over the Eastern Seaboard, April 28, 2020. The Thunderbirds and Blue Angels performed a flyover together that was...

“Operation America Strong” The USAF Thunderbirds and USN Blue Angels Salute New York’s and Philadelphia’s Health Care Workers and First Responders

The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, and U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, honored frontline COVID-19 first responders and essential workers with formation flights over New York City, New Jersey and Philadelphia on April...

GORILLA – THE FIRST JET-POWERED PRIMATE

by William B.Scott At the dawn of the jet age, a small group of test pilots, engineers, technicians and maintenance troops secretly evaluated the Bell XP-59A, America’s first military jet, at the remote Materiel Center Test Site in southern...

Breitling Jet Team at Sun N Fun 2015

Yannick Diry is an “Engineer”, who watches his jets carefully. In America he would be a simple “A&P Mechanic”, when you are from Europe, you are an “Engineer”. As he explains it, it’s something more than being a mechanic....

Airborne Early Warning Squadron 116 (VAW 116) “Sun Kings”

The E-2C Hawkeye is the United States Navy’s all-weather, carrier-capable tactical airborne early warning aircraft. The main functions of the E-2 are to provide airborne early warning and command and control capabilities for all aircraft-carrier battle groups. It also...