T.F. Green Airport/KPVD, Friday July 14, 2017

By: Category: Airports Around the World

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Air Force 2 was an anticipated visitor on a cloudy, hazy day at KPVD, for the National Governors Association Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island.   A group of corporate and state government aircraft were expected to arrive and depart during the last day of the gathering, but in the end, the amount of traffic wasn’t overwhelming. Still it was a great time to be outdoors and see a few different types of airliners and corporate transports, as well as the Vice President’s C-32A.

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“Hornet Zero One” Carries Canada 150 Color Scheme With It This Year

By: Category: AirshowsSpecial paint

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If you are anything like me, I enjoy seeing special paint schemes on fighter aircraft. Arguably, nobody is doing it better and more consistently than than the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). Every year before the airshow season starts I anxiously await what supreme design will adorn the RCAF CF-118 known as ‘Hornet 01’. This years design theme is ‘Canada 150’ , a celebration of the nations 150th Anniversary of Confederation. The specially painted CF-118 Hornet features the official logo for ‘Canada 150′ placed throughout the design. The logo is composed of a series of diamonds, or “celebratory gems”, arranged in the shape of the iconic maple leaf...

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Reno Air Race Strega Poster

By: Category: Air Races

With the race quickly approaching I wanted to turn my attention to doing some art work that I always thought was cool. Aircraft caricature is not what I’m use to doing….so I started with a favorite, Strega to see if I could improve upon my skill set. Starting with a P-51 blueprint and using the pen tool in Photoshop and after about a hundred different layers and learning some new techniques, what you see below is what I ended up with on my first attempt. Not bad!!??

strega-print

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What Does American Air Power and the Declaration of Independence Have In Common?

By: Category: Special Event

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What? The United States recently celebrated 241 years of independence, and a lot has changed since the fledgling nation began defending itself. In the 1700s, aviation was but a dream by a few imaginative soon-to-be American patriots. Indeed, parts of America’s Declaration of Independence focused on the most important transportation mode of the time… the world’s seas and their ability to support trade. Among the objections the Colonists had over the King of Great Britain were that he had “…plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.” Additionally, he was “…cutting off our trade with all parts of the world...

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