Tagged: B-24

Warbird Weekend, Arizona Style

As parts of this great nation were still under winter weather watches and warnings, with everything from snow flurries to all-out blizzard conditions, the weather in Arizona at the same time was just the opposite. With only a slight...

B-25s at Tico 2012

The Valiant Air Command’s show commonly known as “TICO” (which comes from the Titusville Coca Airport) this year worked around a “Doolittle Raider” theme, since this year is the 70th anniversary of the famous carrier launched raid.  As we...

Flying FIFI at Tico 2012

TICO is the annual fundraising airshow for the Valiant Air Command down in Titusville, Florida.   The airport is literally in the shadows of the Kennedy Space Center on the east coast of Florida.  Since what seems like the beginning...

The U.S. Navy’s Connection With Fixed Wing Air Tankers

After World War II ended, an abundance of surplus military aircraft found their way into the fledgling aerial firefighting industry. The combination of a large payload and the high performance of many bombers, attack aircraft, and transports allowed enterprising...