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“The DoD Salute To America 2020”

By: Category: Aviation HistoryAviation PhotographySpecial EventThunderbirds

Report From Dobbs Ferry, New York  by Bill Sarama on July 7, 2020:

I never knew anything about it!  Not a thing!  Thank you Ken Kula for sending out the US Northern Command Press Release No. 20-015 just as soon as you got it on Thursday afternoon, July 2nd. The Reporter Crew at received an announcement of a last minute approval by SecDef Esper that allowed the USAF and the USMC to support and participate in a big military flyover of four major cities in the Northeast late in the afternoon on Saturday, July 4th. Like WOW!  What a surprise.  For all of us Plane-Chasers who have been grounded all summer with no air shows to go to, to satisfy our Aviation Dependency to find any kind of an airplane adrenaline rush...

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By: Category: AirshowsBase VisitsEventsMilitary


Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Virginia, had their big airshow on
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 18th - 20th, 2018. If anything,
Langley will get the award this year for having the longest official
title - "Air Power Over Hampton Roads 2018 Joint Base Langley Eustis Air 
and Space Expo".

For those of you who are not from the Norfolk area, "Hampton Roads"
does not refer to any asphalt "Road" at all. The body of water known
as "Hampton Roads" is one of the world's largest natural harbors (more
accurately called a "Roadstead" or a "Roads" for short. A "Roadstead"
is a body of sheltered water where ships can safely anchor without dragging 
or "snatching" bottom...
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The Stewart – New York Air Show in Review

By: Category: AirshowsLuke AFBMilitarySky Writing


Here’s a story about a now firmly-established, mid-sized U.S. East Coast Air Show with a good cross section of local and national aviation talent that always is entertaining.

The 2017 New York Air Show blasted into Stewart International Airport, New York, on Saturday and Sunday July 1st and 2nd, 2017. It was a big hit! Normally it’s pretty quiet up here at Stewart, about five miles west of the Hudson River near the city of Newburgh, an old industrial town right on the river...

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