An Aussie Nomad’s quest to reach all 50 States

Ok, so I am way behind in writing about my current travels but given my recent posts are about very diverse geographical locations you might have guessed I have been on the move quite a bit of late! In September 2012 I decided to leave Seattle, Washington and return to Australia for a while (via some travels in…

Sometimes Lightning Strikes 5 Times!

Originally posted on Aces Flying High:
The Planes of Fame 2013 Air Show in Chino, California was  a special one this year. 5 Lockheed P-38 Lightning  aircraft from the World War Two period flew together at the show. There are only 7 P-38’s flying in the world today (6 in the USA and 1 in Europe – unfortunately…

National Air Races – Reno Nevada

Originally posted on Aces Flying High:
In September 2012 I went to one of the top aerial events of the world, the 49th annual Reno Air Races (a 5 day event) just outside Reno, Nevada USA. The races really are a fantastic event and they have it all from high-speed racing aircraft and warbirds to aerobatic aircraft and military jets. The week leading up…

California Capital Air Show

Originally posted on Aces Flying High:
In September 2012 I headed to Sacramento to go to the California Capital Air Show. Held at Mathers Airport each year, the air show attracts big crowds to see a great collection of historical and modern-day aircraft from military, law enforcement, commercial and private operators. I went on the Saturday and the weather was perfect –…

Reno, Nevada “The Biggest Little City in the World”

“The Biggest Little City in the World” according to the big flashing archway in the middle of downtown Reno! Basically Reno in Northern Nevada is a smaller higher altitude version of Las Vegas. Reno has a number of flashy casino’s and some less so to cater for everyone who wants to spend their hard earned cash! There are…

Stealth Bomber

The Stealth Bomber: just one of the The “Big 3” bombers of the USAF that flew displays at the Joint Base Lewis McChord Air Expo 2012.

Boeing CH-47D Chinook

Boeing CH-47D Chinook @ American Heroes Air Show 2012 – Museum of Flight in Seattle.