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Aerojet

Back in about 96 or 97 I was doing some online research into quite a few things in the military industrial complex. I was very interested in missile silos and old abandoned Air Force bases at the time, along...

St. George Jet Blast 2013

The phone rang Friday morning with details of the Classic Jet Aircraft Association’s Jet Blast fly-in that was happening in St. George, Uath that is just up the road from where I live. They have a yearly gathering in...

Flying Yankees Begin A New Mission in 2013

The 103rd Airlift Wing (AW) of the Connecticut Air National Guard (CTANG) celebrates 90 years of flying heritage in 2013. This milestone takes place as the Wing transitions from a period of uncertainty to a new mission in a...

Meet the C.O.

This is the first in a series, where we informally sit down and speak with the Commanding Officer of various military units. Simply called the C.O. he/she is responsible for everything, and I do mean everything that happens within...

Golden Hill

Mark Hrutkay People love to look inside things, inside a locked closet.  In the attic.  Inside a locked safe.   For fliers and aviation historians for some reason closed hangars are more interesting than open ones.  I was fortunate growing...

Valiant Air Command Show 2013

The Valiant Air Command kicks off the warbird season with a great show every spring.  For well over 30 years they have gathered enthusiasts and warplanes to Titusville Florida for one of the longest running events in aviation. This...

Oshkosh 2012

Oshkosh isn’t about airplanes, it’s about people. Think abstractly; people created (not invented mind you) the need to fly,, then airplanes were invented so men could become aviators. Without people there would be no need for airplanes. On a...

Colonel (Ret.) Gaillard “Evil” Peck – Bio

Colonel Gail Peck was born at Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, the 1st son of Air Corps Lt Gaillard and Lois Peck. He was raised in the military attending school in occupied Japan and the...

AFFTC re-designated as Air Force Test Center

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The Air Force Flight Test Center re-designation as the Air Force Test Center was officially recognized during a ceremony here July 13. As part of the same ceremony, the 95th Air Base Wing...

Respect the Airplane, Or the Guppy Will Bite You!

Michael Robinson is the newest Flight Engineer aboard NASA’s Super Guppy transport, the bulbous amalgam of 1940’s aviation technology, 1960’s entrepreneurial spirit, and Airbus Industries’ 1970’s answer for moving large airplane parts around Europe.   NASA displayed the sole airworthy...