A walk by San Diego Bay

On the San Diego waterfront is a fantastic US Navy aircraft carrier and naval aviation museum; the USS Midway (CV-41). A carrier which proudly served the US Navy from 1945 to 1991. Nearby to USS Midway are a number of military memorials and tributes including one to Bob Hope (1903-2003) who provided a lot of well needed…

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 Science Centre

Originally posted on Aces Flying High:
The California Science Centre is a great place to visit when in Los Angeles and admission is free (except for special exhibitions). Besides scientific and environmental exhibits you can see some fantastic air and space displays including one of a kind prototype aircraft and historic spacecraft. The aircraft displays are both outside and inside…

Sacramento – California’s Capital

In early September 2012 I stayed in Sacramento, California for a couple of days mainly to attend the California Capital Air Show. While there I took some time to do a bit of sight-seeing, especially around the impressive State Capitol building. The Capitol building is not only the functioning state government legislature and home off the office…

Seafair Fleet Week 2012

Each summer Seattle holds the Seafair festival that culminates in a big air show and hyperboat races. Leading up to that final weekend they always hold Fleet Week and the Parade of Ships (starts August 1st). This year ships from the US Navy, US Coast Guard and Canadian Navy participated in Fleet Week (many of which you…

Boeing CH-47D Chinook

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

Messerschmitt Me-262B @ Legend Flyers

This is a reissue of an older blog Messerschmitt Me-262 Stormbirds, the original was corrupted somehow and just didnt look right. I have fixed it up now and tried to put back the information that was lost (slightly different from the original version). Apologies to anyone who was trying to read the corrupted version –…

Willy Messerschmitt’s Bf-109

There are many great aviation treasures in the United States including one of the last flying examples of Willy Messerschmitt’s Bf-109 right here in Washington State.