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Military

Category Military

Fokker Turboprop Airliners

By: Category: AirlinersAviation HistoryMilitaryTransports

Fokker was a Dutch aircraft manufacturer which operated in various forms from 1912 through 1996. Anthony Fokker’s company began its life in Germany before World War I, and ended up in The Netherlands, headquartered in Amsterdam before closing in bankruptcy.

Fokker built a series of very successful turboprop airliners, with their FK-27 Friendship twin engine airliner’s first flight taking place in 1955. The final airframe was delivered in 1987, after 581 aircraft were built. The large Rolls Royce Dart engine and a pressurized cabin were noteworthy innovations in the world of airliners. Seven variants of the basic airframe were produced, and the U.S. Fairchild Hiller aircraft company built an additional 128 F-27s. A stretched U.S...

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California’s Hansen Dam Recreational Area: The 2021 American Heroes Air Show

By: Category: AirbusAirshowsAirtankersEventsHelicoptersMilitaryU.S. Army AviationU.S. Navy

November 13, 2021
Lake View Terrace, Ca
Hansen Dam

The American Heroes Air Show returned to the Hansen Dam Recreation Area on November 13th to close out the California Airshow Season for 2021. After a year break in 2020 due to the pandemic, an estimated 3,000 to 4,000 people attended the free show for 2021.

This airshow/display is an annual “Helicopters Only” show. American Heroes puts on several displays across the country featuring local agencies, including the Los Angeles area Hansen Dam Show. In addition to more than one dozen helicopters on display, there were over 40 Law Enforcement Recruiting Booths and displays. Exhibitors included helicopters and crew personnel from police, sheriff, fire, the DEA and United States military, including Search and Rescue Blackhawks...

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EAA AirVenture 2021 Air Show Performers

By: Category: Air Show PerformersAirshowsAviation PhotographyEAA AirVentureMilitary

Not a complete list, but here are photos of many of the dizzying number of civilian and military air show performers who entertained crowds at the EAA’s AirVenture Oshkosh 2021 extravaganza. Every afternoon of the “Convention”, there’s a four to five hour-long air show packed with different performers each day. And every day’s line-up is different.

Some participants present full flight demonstrations, especially military jets. Others fly full aerobatic routines. Still others perform flypasts, which gives spectators a look at new technologies in flight.

Some pilots have been performing on the big stage for many years, while others are enjoying their first time flying in front of the knowledgeable crowd.

A wide range of piston and jet-powered aircraft show off their pilot’s skills – ofte...

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