552101_100793316743054_2098340555_n“Once you have flown, you’ll fix your eyes skyward and will always long to return.” 

“My soul certainly is stirred each time I see a plane in the sky.”

JR Hafer, Founder & Publisher ~



Please support Congressional Gold Medal,  Bill HR-1553

To read the text click here, and utilize this link to access the H.R. 1553 support website.  U.S. citizens are encouraged to contact their Congressional District Representative and ask him or her to cosponsor this historic Second World War service legislation, which contains much aviation-related content. Click this link to find your Representative. Organizations wishing to endorse H.R. 1553 should have a designated official contact U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Valerie Broznak at (202) 225-3658. The current list of endorsing entities includes the following: Air Force Association (USA), Bomber Command Museum of Canada, Florida Aviation Historical Society, and 20th Century Aviation Magazine. Additionally, the following have indicated that official endorsement will soon be forthcoming: American Fighter Aces Association and the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP).

An L-4 in U.S. Army Air Corps livery.

Above: A new docudrama presents the dramatic true story of Israel Defense Forces paratroopers reclaiming the Western Wall in 1967. Click here to find a local theater and showtime.

Memories of Sun n Fun 2017

An L-39 taxis past.
Photo: John Stemple/20th Century Aviation Magazine.

L-19 in the livery of The Canadian Army.
Photo: John Stemple/20th Century Aviation Magazine.

Czech Sport Aircraft model at SUN ‘n FUN 2017. Photo: John Stemple.

Commuters pausing to view the Blue Angels’ airshow on 6 April 2017. Photo: J.R. Hafer.

Blue Angel 7 taking off from KLAL during SUN ‘n FUN on 5 April 2017.
Photo: John Stemple

P-51D at SUN ‘n FUN 2017.
Photo: John Stemple/20th Century Aviation Magazine

Armée de l’air / Patrouille de France Alpha Jets at KLAL on 04-04-2017. Photo: John Stemple.


Reunion of Giants DVD cover


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The RCAF MEMORIAL PLAQUE at KGIF Winter Haven, FL  RCAF Floridians plaque at RCL post 144 - photo by Ian Darling 11 January 2016


My Bookcase JRH

Below: 20th Century Aviation Magazine book recommendations.




Everything We Had Book Cover







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