Although the much anticipated celebrations of Memorial Day have come and gone for another year, we at Cockpit USA want to share the historic photos taken at the event at the American Airpower Musuem in Farmingdale, Long Island last weekend. From the airshows involving the FG-1D Corsair and the SB2C Helldiver, the sleek flight of the Raptor, the arrival of the B-17 Yankee Lady, in flight experiences and displays of Kadish Armor Collection's Sherman - we have astonishing photos of it all. Prepare to be bewildered!
This coming Saturday, the American Airpower Museum of which Cockpit USA are proud sponsors, will be hosting a special event called Keep 'em Flying. Proceedings kick off at 6pm and the evening will involve a display of armor vehicles and if the weather behaves, a breathtaking sunset warbird flyby too! On the ground there will be live music, food, drinks and a pilot meet and greet. Perfect for lovers of all thing aviation and all in aid of a good cause. Limited tickets available for purchase here.
Memorial Day weekend is almost upon us and to get excited, we at Cockpit USA have been rifling through the American Airpower Musuem's archives of cobweb covered footage for your viewing pleasure. Check out this amazing video of the AAM's B-29 Superfortress in action on Memorial Day in 2011. As the only B-29 fully functioning and in operation today after serving in the Pacific during WWII, it's safe to say this is something rather special! Expect more of the same at the American Airpower Museum this year!
In the past, we at Cockpit USA have presented you with the best aviation themed restaurants to go to after a long working week. From fine dining to all American cuisine, we have recommended it all. However, this week, we're bringing you something a little... mobile! Pioneer of the award winning Aviators Wing Sauce and owner of Gourmet Aviator Products, Alex Montanez has just launched his already acclaimed gourmet food truck. Although a trained pilot, Montanez has taken position behind the wheel of Gourmet Aviator, his vintage nose art decorated truck and is currently roaming around Jacksonville, Florida offering up hearty burgers laden with his prize hot sauces. Keep an eye out for the gourmand meal machine at farmers market, airshows and special events on the East coast!
This memorial day weekend "FiFi" B-29 "Superfortress" form the CAF, airplane visited the American Airpower Museum in Farmingdale NY.
The Boeing B-29 Superfortress was a four-engine propeller-driven heavy bomber that was flown primarily by the United States in World War II and theKorean War. The B-29 remained in service in various roles throughout the 1950s. The British Royal Air Force flew the B-29 and used the nameWashington for the type, and the Soviet Union produced an unlicensed copy as the Tupolev Tu-4. The name "Superfortress" was derived from that of its well-known predecessor, the B-17 Flying Fortress. The B-29 was the progenitor of a series of Boeing-built bombers, reconnaissance aircraft, trainers and tankers including the B-29 variant, B-50 Superfortress. Later jet-powered models from Boeing (the B-47 Stratojet and the B-52 Stratofortress) carried on the lineage.
(Wikipedia - B-29 Superfortress)