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A New York City Living Aviation Museum

Floyd Bennett Field, in Brooklyn, New York, was once the busiest airport in the nation. It closed in 1972 upon the departure of the US Navy. Today it is under the purview of the National Park Service. On the field is Hanger B, a living aviation museum. I wrote more extensively about the planes and…

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Banner Towing

A while back I shot some video and photos of banner towing operations with Beach Banners, based at Craig Airport in Jacksonville, FL.  Air-to-air, banner pickups, and photos taken over a few weekends. This video was shot with the window open so it’s noisy. The day starts by laying out the banners for the custom…

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Navy F-35C Joint Strike Fighters Visit Fallon

Normally at this time of year, the eyes of aviation enthusiasts in the northern Nevada and central California area are all focused on activities occurring at Reno Stead Airport (RTS) in anticipation of the start of the annual National Championship Air Races (also referred to as the Reno Air Races). Indeed, the first official day…

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Navy, Marines CAG Colors At Fallon

  – This is the continuation of a previously posted article: CAG Birds Flock To Fallon –    Some of the most elaborate CAG bird tail designs can be seen on the MH-60S and MH-60R Seahawks of the Navy’s HSM (Helicopter Maritime Strike) and HSC (Helicopter Sea Combat) squadrons. It is not just US Navy aircraft that visit…