Tag: air force

  • U2 Lockheed

    Though the U-2 remains in service after 50 years, it will probably always be most associated with the “Garry Powers incident” or “U-2 Crisis.” Since the 1950’s, the U-2 has only been used as a high-altitude surveillance aircraft for the United States Air Force. The U-2 airplane was born out of necessity: The need by […]

  • Bell UH-1

    Though early versions of Bell’s Huey helicopter first appeared in 1956, it wasn’t until 1962 that the rotary aircraft gained recognition during its service in the Vietnam War. The Huey’s original Army designation was the HU-1 (Helicopter Utility-1) Iroquois, though no one referred to it as the Iroquois., and it became known simply as the […]

  • Australia Airports

    The total number of Australian airports and airfields comes to 455, of which some are used for international and domestic flights, some for only domestic purposes, and others that divide their attention between chartered flights and privately owned aircraft. Each territory in Australia has its own international airport, and smaller airports are scattered across the […]

  • A1 Skyraider

    The Douglas A-1E Skyraider entered service in World War II as a replacement for the SBD dive-bomber. The Skyraider‘s original designation was the “AD” and it made its inaugural flight on March 18, 1945. The A-1E Skyraider had a middle compartment which allowed it to be used for carrying passengers, supplies, or heavy cargo. Modifications […]

  • Odessa International Airport

    The Odessa International Airport can be found in Odessa in Ukraine and was built in 1961, providing both domestic and international flights. Odessa is considered the fourth largest city in Ukraine, being home to more than a million people, and serves as an important port on the Black Sea. As a public airport, the Odessa […]

  • C-141 Starlifter

    The C-141 Starlifter is manufactured by Lockheed-Georgia Co. (now Lockheed Martin) and entered service for the United States Air Force in 1964 though it didn’t actually begin operations until 1965. In 1979, the U.S. Army took delivery of its first C-141. The aircraft has been primarily used for long range troop and equipment transportation and […]

  • Aircraft Museums

    There are many aircraft museums located all over the world. Some of them showcase the earliest attempts of flying while other showcase the most modern machines. Many aircraft museums only showcase model aircraft which are built in scale to the real airplanes. A few of these famous aircraft museums include, The Fargo Air Museum and […]