Simulated Bombing

Sticking with the Air Force theme for today, this picture is from the 2012 Barksdale AFB Defenders of Liberty Airshow. As the USAF Thunderbirds were beginning preparations for their demonstration, a B-52 simulated a bombing run complete with ground explosions. We felt the heat all the way across the flightline, so I’m guessing those Thunderbird…

F-22 Raptor

I had the privilege to see the F-22 demonstration a few years ago at the California Capital Airshow in Sacramento. Still to this day it is the most impressive aircraft I’ve ever seen take to the skies. It defies the laws of gravity and physics, and I would never want to fly against it! I…

Little Red Bus

One of my favorite planes on display at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum in Washington, DC. Amelia Earhart owned this plane, and she flew it solo across the Atlantic Ocean and non-stop across the USA. She called it her “Little Red Bus”.