EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — The lone remaining veteran of the famed Doolittle Raiders mission of April 1942 and at least 16 B-25 bombers will be part of the raid’s 75th anniversary commemoration and air show activities at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
The French National Jet Team, Patrouille de France, is touring the U.S. for the next two months, to honor the 100th anniversary of America entering World War I on April 6, 1917.
The first tour of the jet team in 31 years, it is only performing at five airshows this year. Matt Genuardi captured these photos at the team’s first appearance at the Melbourne Air & Space Show in Florida.
The team will also do a series of fly-bys across the nation. See the full schedule below Matt’s photos. [Read more…]
We’re lined up two abreast on Lakeland-Linder Regional Airport’s big Runway 27, slightly staggered like fighters on an aircraft carrier’s deck.
Ahead of us a flight of two massive T-28 Trojans in Navy colors thunder down the runway. The T-28s lift into pale morning sky and the tower radios that it’s our turn to takeoff.
The lead plane begins his roll. When he breaks ground, the plane ahead of me starts rolling. As he rotates, the plane to my left powers up. As soon as I see daylight under his belly, I advance my throttle to the firewall and give chase.
For the first time in its history, SUN ’n FUN is sponsoring an airshow away from its campus in Florida.
In conjunction with the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, SUN ’n FUN is helping to organize the second annual Grand Bahama Island Air Show, which will be held May 19-20 at Taino Beach in Freeport. Air Boss is John Wayne of John Wayne Air Cavalry. [Read more…]