Since the earliest days of airplane development, military divisions from all over the world have recognized the advantage of air superiority. Even before fixed wing aircraft were used for defensive and offensive missions, hot air balloons were employed for reconnaissance work. As late as World War II, balloons were used in the skies of Great [...]
The National Museum of Naval Aviation hosts nearly a million visitors annually and is the second largest aviation museum in the United States. Within the museum are more than 140 aircraft, archival materials, aviation exhibits, and even a life-sized replica of part of the USS Cabot light carrier from World War II. Walk beside several [...]
Skip Bombing Skip bombing was used in World War II by Allied bombers against Japanese ships in the southwest Pacific. Before that, in the summer of 1942, only the B-17F bombers of Maj. Gen. George C. Kenney’s Fifth Air Force could reach targets located near Rabaul, New Britain from New Guinea, a distance of up [...]
Looking for a great place to take the whole family early next year? Then look no further than the 2009 Omaka Classic Fighters Airshow. This great event will combine the thrills and spills of classic aerial combat with cars, ground theatre, good food and more. Certainly the whole family will no doubt find something worthwhile at this great event.
Every year thousands of people gather to enjoy the excitement and entertainment provided by the Camarillo Air Expo. The event takes place at the Camarillo Airport and will showcase a wide variety of aircraft. It has a little something for every aviation enthusiast and will no doubt appeal to a lot of newcomers too.
If you love antique aircraft, then you simply have to make sure that youâ€™re at this yearâ€™s Wings of Victory Air Show. Set to take place on August 16 and 17, this fantastic collection of antique aircraft will not only showcase some incredibly rare aircraft, but also provide visitors with the opportunity to get up close and personal with a number of vintage airplanes.
If you love airplanes you simply have to make sure that you visit the Virginia Aviation Museum at least once in your life. This great museum is dedicated to the history of flight and features not only modern aircraft but reproductions of a number of famous early fliers.
The Culdrose Royal Naval Air Station will be hosting its annual Culdrose Air Day on July 30 later year. The 2008 line-up for the show promises to be most entertaining with more than 80 individual aircraft having already confirmed their participation in the event.
Global warming has brought a lot of people to their senses and made going green the latest â€˜fadâ€™. But unfortunately the reality of this phenomenon is a lot more devastating in some parts of the world. Widespread droughts and massive, devastating wildfires are posing a massive threat to properties, ecosystems, infrastructure and most importantly, peopleâ€™s lives. The problem is every bit as present in the USA as it is in other countries and it is easy to see that newer, more effective methods of firefighting are necessary to help quell these raging furnaces.
Aircraft enthusiasts in the Tri-Cities area are in for a treat between the 16th and 18th of June 2008, as four historic aircraft from the Collings Foundation will be seen flying overhead. Spectators may be forgiven for thinking that they have stepped back in time to the World War II era, as the B-17, B-24, B-25 and P-51 war planes rumble across the sky.