Category Military

305th Rescue SQ visits KIWA.

By: Category: HelicoptersMilitaryWillie

Jason Bong had a opportunity to get up and close with the 305th Rescue SQ that is based out of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona (1993-Present) They were just coming back from Roosevelt Lake after doing some training exercises and decided to stop by KIWA to get a bite to eat at the Red Brick Pizza. While talking with the crew they asked if I would be interested in taking some pictures of there HH-60G and of course I had to say yes. I want to tell the crew thank you very much for the chance to get up and close. And because of you I now have my first military patch. Here is a little information about the 305th rescue SQ. The 305th Rescue Squadron is trained and equipped to conduct Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) missions worldwide utilizing the HH-60G "Pavehawk" helicopter...Read More

WWII Reenactors at Chino Air Show 2010

By: Category: AirshowsMilitaryMuseumsRoad tripsUncategorized

Not only was it an air show but Planes of Fame had several different clubs show up as WWII Reenactors. You could walk thru many different types of camps. They had a camp for the AVG that flew P-40s in China. They had a British Army camp. My favorite(which I've never come across before) was a German Aviation outfit and they even had two German Storch aircraft. I'll write more about this later..Read More

New Russian Sukhoi PAK FA Prototype model T-50 Flys

By: Category: Military

426px-PAK-FA_T-50THE SUKHOI PAK FA IS A FIFTH GENERATION FIGHTER AIRCRAFT BEING DEVELOPED BY SUKHOI OKB FOR THE RUSSIAN AIR FORCE. THE CURRENT PROTOTYPE IS SUKHOI’S T-50. THE PAK FA WHEN FULLY DEVELOPED IS INTENDED TO REPLACE THE MIG-29 FULCRUM AND SU-27 FLANKER IN THE RUSSIAN INVENTORY AND SERVE AS THE BASIS OF THE SUKHOI/HAL FGFA PROJECT BEING DEVELOPED WITH INDIA. A FIFTH GENERATION JET FIGHTER, IT IS DESIGNED TO DIRECTLY COMPETE WITH THE AMERICAN F-22 RAPTOR AND AMERICAN/BRITISH F-35 LIGHTNING II. THE T-50 PERFORMED ITS FIRST FLIGHT JANUARY 29, 2010. Russia Stealth FighterRead More

Miramar Airshow 2009 Oct 2nd-4th

By: Category: MilitaryRoad tripsUncategorized

miramar_as_banner4 The Miramar Air show is set for October 2nd -4th 2009, this event is always a crowd pleaser. This years years performers include US NAVY BLUE ANGELS , Canadian SNOWBIRDS DEMO TEAM ,USN F/A-18 SUPER HORNET,F-16 FALCON Viper West Demo Team AV-8B HARRIER MARINE AIR-GROUND TASK FORCE (MAGTF) DEMO,U.S. ARMY GOLDEN KNIGHTS, THE PATRIOTS L-39 Demo TEAM , BILLJOHN COLLVER "WARDOG" REESMAN "RED BULL MIG", SEAN TUCKER "ORACLE CHALLENGER",STEVE STAVRAKAKIS "THE WILD THING,BRET WILLAT "SAILPLANE MAGIC" ,DAN BUCHANAN, SHOCKLEY'S "SHOCKWAVE" JET TRUCK,RADIO-CONTROLLED AIRCRAFT And a very unique Twilight Show,with FIREWORKS and an over 2500' GREAT WALL OF FIRE. For more details please click this link http://www.miramarairshow.com/index.htmlRead More