As proud sponsors of the American Airpower Museum and proprietors of leather aviation jackets, it could be assumed that we at Cockpit USA take an interest in aviation…! This week we've delved into our photo album and collected together a series of images of the Republic P-47. Also known as the ‘Jug’, this fighter jet was the largest, heaviest, and most expensive aircraft to be powered by a single piston engine in history. Armed to the rafters, this sky bird contained eight .50-caliber machine guns - four per wing making it a force to be reckoned with. Take a look at these iconic images courtesy of the U.S. Air Force of the P-47 Thunderbolt in all its glory!
What better way is there to spend the very first weekend of August then at an awe inspiring air show? As delighted sponsors of the American Airpower Museum, we at Cockpit USA are happy to announce that this weekend we will be making an appearance at the Great New England Air Show. Located at Westover ARB/Airport Chicopee MA, the weekend’s proceedings will feature the AAM’s P-47, P-40, C-47, and B-25! Alongside our vintage plane contributions will also be an assortment of modern military aircraft, including the C-17 Globemaster III and UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter and fly-bys courtesy of the US Navy F/A-18 fighter-bomber, F-15 Eagle and a Navy Legacy Flight comprised of a combination of old and new planes flying in formation. The show starts at 8.30am – see you there!