Memories of a grand lady

Posted on July 22nd, 2005 by

There’s a lot of excitement at the local unit of the Commemorative Air Force. After almost two years of hard work, its C-53 Skytrooper is about ready to fly and start touring airshows. “”A C-53! What’s that?”” some of you... Continue Reading →

‘Lindbergh’s Secret’

Posted on June 17th, 2005 by

The Lockheed P-38 was one of the legendary fighters of World War II. Crowds are still thrilled when one flies by. The 475th Fighter Group, with 552 victories, was the top P-38 fighter group in the Second World War. America’s... Continue Reading →

The Lighning’s mystery and the artist’s passion

Posted on May 20th, 2005 by

There’s something about a P-38. A poker face turns into a smile when you start talking about the Lightning. Continue Reading →

Good therapy: Airplanes — and art — help us get away from it all

Posted on April 22nd, 2005 by

Some aviation art, like some airplanes, are just good therapy. Whether it’s the nostalgic appeal they have or the mood they foster, paintings like Nixon Galloway’s “”Tiger in the Fall,”” which depicts a vintage Tiger Moth landing on a country... Continue Reading →

STORY TELLER: Artists often choose which planes to paint because they have an interesting story

Posted on February 25th, 2005 by

Artists are always looking for interesting subject matter and are often faced with the dilemma of deciding what to paint next. Do you ever wonder why an artist chooses a particular aircraft to paint? Continue Reading →

The corsair: Stories abound about one of the best fights to come out of World War II

Posted on January 28th, 2005 by

The F4U Corsair was one of the best fighters to come out of World War II. Some claim it was the best. Marine Corps fighter squadrons such as Boyington’s “”Black Sheep Squadron,”” VMF-214, and the Navy’s VF-17, Blackburn’s “”Jolly Rogers,””... Continue Reading →

More to the story than meets the eye

Posted on December 24th, 2004 by

The first time I saw Sam Lyons’ print “”Shellightning,”” it got my attention. It is vividly colorful and it depicts one of the famous Lockheed planes, specifically one made notable by Jimmy Doolittle. Little did I know then the fascinating... Continue Reading →