is that I was born too late to watch this magnificent beast fly...
Welcome to This Date in Aviation History, getting of you caught up on milestones, important historical events and people in aviation from August 11 through August 14.
We start with the Wacos, because they’re awesome. For Warbirds, see my previous post:
Need an old C-141A Starlifter to make that awesome playhouse for your kids? Or how about a C-8 Buffalo that’s been modified by adding four turbofans? Sadly, neither of those will ever be airworthy (legally), but you could have your pick of a handful of preowned Blackhawk helicopters (one per customer, please). Since…
Took this snapshot from the cockpit this evening. Noctilucent clouds, a form of clouds that’s relatively unknown/uncommon. You only see them in higher latitudes during certain times of year and mostly during twilight. They’re basically ice particles at extremely high altitudes (250.000 - 280.000 feet, or for metric…
When will these hijackers start asking to go to Algeria? (Wife is unhurt)
Holy crap! I just discovered where I’m going on my next European vacation. What an amazing collection. Google Maps link.
Two days in Oshkosh this year!! Took a while to dig through over 500 photos, and crop them a bit. All photos taken with a potato, so if you don’t like it, shut up and go to Airventure yourself next year!!
One less Dragon Rapide :( I hope the critically injured person pulls through, though I’m amazed no one died right away.
I have to say, my inner 8-year-old loved this story (except the sad ending). Especially since the president had to get briefed on it.
...an O-2 pilot complained that he had to spend a Friday night on Air Guard watch duty.
I finally got to spend some time down at AUS this morning for a little planespotting. Clouds rolled in and took my light so I couldn’t stay long, and it was pretty quiet. But I’m happy with what I got.
Welcome to This Date in Aviation History, getting of you caught up on milestones, important historical events and people in aviation from August 8 through August 10.
Dutch F-35As training in California.
In the movie Magnum Force, Dirty Harry famously said, “A man’s got to know his limitations.” Pilots have to know their limitations as well, both of their piloting skill and of the airplane itself, because exceeding those limits can have tragic results.
Welcome to This Date in Aviation History, getting of you caught up on milestones, important historical events and people in aviation from August 4 through August 7.
The rough streak for vintage aircraft continues. Following the loss of a de Havilland Venom jet fighter and its pilot in Wisconsin and the takeoff crash of the C-47 Bluebonnet Belle in Texas last month, a vintage Junkers Ju-52 (HB-HOT) on a sightseeing trip crashed in the Swiss Alps this past Saturday, killing all 20…