Soviet “Night Witches” and the Flying Beasts from the East

September 10th, 2011 Eastern Front Flying Day Once again I returned to Paine Field, Everett (almost becoming my summer weekend getaway) to see the latest flying day held by the Flying Heritage Collection! Todays display was to showcase the collections Russian aircraft: Polikarpov U-2/PO-2 A general purpose biplane mainly used as a flight trainer, built between 1928-1953. This…

Meeting William E. Boeing Junior @ Vintage Aircraft Weekend

September 3rd, 2011 Vintage Aircraft Weekend On this day I attended the Vintage Aircraft Weekend hosted by the Historic Flight Foundation at Paine Field, Mukilteo, Washington (another local museum with an excellent collection of flight capable historic aircraft owned by John Sessions  a wealthy Seattle based international corporate attorney and entrepreneur). The theme for this years weekend was…

Battle of Britain: A Duel of Eagles

Battle of Britain The Battle of Britain was the largest and most famous air battle in history. By day and night the combatants from Britain (along with pilots from other allied nations) and their enemies from Germany (with some limited support from Italy) fought in the skies over Britain between July 10th and October 31st, 1940. France…

Seafair……Seattle’s festival of ships, hyperboats and aircraft!

August 2nd to 5th, 2011 Seafair Fleet Week What an awesome week! Navy ships sailing about the bay, tours on the ships, climbing about armoured vehicles and helicopters, whilst historic and current military aircraft flying overhead, never a dull moment! A true “boys own adventure” week for sure! The first day involved watching some of the…