Airplanes Online Home The story of the great planes of WWII, the Korean War, Vietnam War and modern times with photographs and commentary

We've been fascinated with both military airplanes and commercial airliners for decades, and still are today.

This site is a tribute to the great planes of the past, and the present, and to those who design, build, fly, and service them.

Why This Site?

Airplanes Online staff ... on location
Some of the Airplanes Online staff ... on location

Our early memories include air shows at England AFB, and seeing the Air Force Thunderbirds perform in their swept-wing F-84F fleet. There we also saw our first F-100 Super Sabre make a low approach over the runway, and zoom vertical above the dazzled crowds below. At the same air base our Cub Scout troop was able to tour a B-29 Superfortress, and crawl through the tunnel over the bomb bay ... what a thrill it was!

The interest in military aviation was furthered when viewing the B-36 "City of Fort Worth" on display at Amon Carter Field in the early 1960s. Today, our staff has photographed all four surviving B-36 Peacemaker aircraft.

The excitement of our first commercial flight from Dallas Love Field on a Delta Airlines Convair 440 is still a fond memory. Our first transatlantic flight was also on Delta, but this time on a Lockheed L-1011 Tristar to Gatwick in London.

Today, we travel extensively, and have enjoyed many airplane museums, Air Force bases, gatekeepers, static displays, air shows, and airparks in the country.

And during our frequent trips to airports, we enjoy airliner spotting and have developed a series of airliner identification guides posted online.

Military airplanes and commercial airliners have limited lifespans. Ultimately, the planes must be retired from service, stored in "airplane boneyards" or graveyards, and finally dismantled and scrapped. Our staff have visited all of the major commercial airliner boneyards in the deserts of the Western U.S., as well as the largest boneyard in the world, AMARG at Davis-Monthan AFB in Tucson.

Hopefully our aviation experiences posted online on this series of websites will be of value to our reders.

Evolution of the Airplanes Online Website Series

Our first aviation websites wre launched in 2012. Since then, the website series has evolved, and today covers a variety of aviation-related topics:

Airplanes of WWII, the Cold War and modern times ... Explore now! Airplane boneyards after World War II and active boneyards today ... maps, photographs, tours and more ... visit there now! Airliner Spotter guides and tips for Boeing, Airbus, Embraer and Bombardier aircraft
Airplane Museums and Exhibits website Airplane Nose Art in World War II and modern-day warbirds The Boeing B-29 Superfortress, design, World War II, survivors and photographs

Thanks for taking time to visit the website, and fly again with us soon!

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