Taking place on the weekend of November 10-11, the Stuart Air Show presents a program jam-packed with excitement. Military acts include USAF Glider Demonstration, US Navy’s F18 Demonstration Team…
The Prairie Aviation Museum, located in Bloomington, Illinois, aims to educate, entertain and inspire visitors with its meticulously preserved collection of aircraft, artifacts and memorabilia relating to aviation. It is here that visitors can explore more than a century of flight – from the earliest times that man took to the skies, through the developments that have brought us to high-tech aviation as we know it today.
The most recent test flight of the Northrop Grumman X-47B unmanned aircraft at Edwards Air Force Base resulted in a new goal being reached in the process of developing the aircraft for use in 2013. The futuristic, somewhat UFO-shaped drone effectively retracted its landing gear, flying in cruise configuration, a new achievement for the engineers. This landmark test flight aided the engineers in validating the precision navigation software and hardware that will be used when the Northrop Grumman X-47B is required to land on the deck of a Navy aircraft carrier.
Aviation enthusiasts can look forward to an exciting schedule for the Wings Over Houston Airshow in 2011. Featured performers will include the Canadian Snowbirds, F-16 Fighting Falcon, USAF Heritage Flight, US Coast Guard HH-65C Dauphine Helicopter Demo, Navy Legacy Flight, US Navy F/A-18C Hornet Demo Team, Heavy Metal Jet Team, Chuck Aaron, Kirby Chambliss, The […]
The San Francisco Fleet Week boasts a full schedule of events.
The USS Intrepid was nicknamed The Fighting “I” and was commissioned into military action in 1942, during World War II. She was used as an aircraft carrier and was instrumental in the Battle of Leyte Gulf. After a short decommission, she underwent a modernization process and rejoined the United States Navy as an attack carrier in the 1950s. Intrepid also fulfilled a role as an antisubmarine carrier and participated in the Vietnam War. She also assisted the space industry by being the recovery ship for the Gemini and Mercury missions. Even though she was instrumental in various missions, she also spent a lot of time in the dry docks for repairs. She was officially decommissioned in 1974.
During World War I, the need for additional airplane stations was growing, leading to the construction of the aerodrome at Duxford. This station was used to train men for service in the RFC aircrew, and in 1917 the first group of Royal Flying Corps airmen was dispatched to the Duxford station. The Royal Air Force was established in 1918, with the merger of the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service, and in the same year, the doors to the Duxford flying school were opened.
On 30 and 31 October 2010, the air space over Cocoa Beach will be filled with breathtaking aerial performances, heart stopping demonstrations and unforgettable stunts. The headlining event of the show, will be a performance by the US Air Force Thunderbirds, and a variety of aircraft, including the USN F-18 Hornet, USAF F -15 Strike […]
The historic city of Fort Worth will come alive with aerial performances and static displays at the 2010 Alliance Air Show. The show will be held on 30 and 31 October 2010, and will offer an amazing line up of performers such as the US Navy Blue Angels, the US Army Golden Knights, US Air […]
The Elmendorf Air Force Base will be the host of the Arctic Thunder 2010 air show, and will take place from the 31st of July to the 8th of August 2010. Performers such as the Canadian Forces Snowbirds Demonstration Team and the U.S. Navy Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Squadron, will be participating in this years’ […]