It’s only fitting that an aerospace-inspired event include hanger steak and be served on ceramic airline tray. It only seems right to us, nothing but first class for our clients! ✈️ | Photo: @lorelymeza
@lyonairmuseum@martinaviation Two Douglas built aircraft share the Martin Aviation/Lyon Air Museum ramp this weekend. Foreground, Douglas A-26C (B) Invader "Feeding Frenzy", and in the background, Douglas C-47B Skytrain "Willa Dean", on a surprisingly warm and sunny Fall day.
@martinaviation@lyonairmuseum Suuuuuuuurprise! General Dynamics (Lockheed Martin) F-16C Fighting Falcon (Viper) from the 412th Test Wing (TW)/412th Operations Group (OG), and the 416th Flight Test Squadron, based at Edwards Air Force Base, missed approach, as viewed from the Martin Aviation Ramp at John Wayne Airport, today 11-29-2017.
Before World War II Las Vegas, Nevada’s local airport was located just northeast of town. Two days after the attack on Pearl Harbor the Army Air Force took over the field. It was renamed Las Vegas Army Air Field and began to train aerial gunners, mostly for B-17s and later for B-29s. However, at the time the military took over the field, they insisted that the local city government shut down Las Vegas’s legal red light district for the duration of the war. The city government did so. By 1944 the field was training 25,000 gunners per year. The top ten gunners in each class received a free dinner and show at one of the local hotel casinos in Las Vegas. After the war it was renamed @nellisafb and today is home of the @afthunderbirds aerial demonstration team. . . . #tuesdaytrivia#funfacts#didyouknow#lasvegas#nevada#nellisafb#thunderbirds#b17#b29#gunners#armyairfield#avgeek#aviationhistory#wwii#ww2#lyonairmuseum