Category: Airshows

Airshows – California Capital Airshow 2016

Once a Strategic Air Command bomber base, Mather Field is now used by a combination of corporate, freight and military operators.  Each autumn, it also becomes the venue for the California Capital Airshow.  This year Rob Edgcumbe made his first visit to report for GAR. Mather Field is a big place to visit.  Its days as a base for squadrons of B-52 bombers mean it has an excess of ramp space and this provides a lot of options for an airshow organizer.  It can accommodate a wide variety of visiting aircraft and the organizers of this year’s show did...

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Airshow Review – Wonsan Air Festival, North Korea

When he first visited the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in 2012, Paul Filmer landed at a couple of military bases while visiting outlying cities on his adventures, but was emphatically advised to not shoot any military aircraft or personnel, or even raise a camera in their direction. Now he takes his second visit to North Korea to report on a historic event.

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