Category Archives: History

Who’s Still Alive Prior to Wright brothers 1st Flight?

The “Predawn of Flight”! Is anyone still alive who lived prior to the Wright Brothers 1st flight? The answer may surprise you…  The Wright brothers built and tested a series of kite and glider designs from 1900 to 1902 before attempting to build a powered design. The gliders worked, but not as well as the Wrights […]

Worlds 1st “solid state” airplane

Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) said they have successfully flown the first “solid state” airplane that has no moving parts and does not rely on fossil fuels to fly. The flight is a milestone in “Ionic Wind” technology and could pave the way for quieter and environmentally cleaner aircraft in the future, […]

The military “Hello Girls” of World War I

100 years ago… Long before the internet or cell phones there was a brave group of women called the: “Hello Girls”! – American female telephone switchboard operators in World War I, formally known as the “Signal Corps Female Telephone Operators Unit”. During World War I, these switchboard operators were sworn into the U.S. Army Signal Corps. This corps were formed in […]

VAW-123 Screwtops distinctive squadron insignia

The history behind the VAW-123 Screwtops distinctive squadron insignia. Now that the “Screwtops” have solidified their world famous reputation, it’s time to disclose the background behind the design of their distinctive squadron insignia. (Notably recognized by the spiraling logo adorned on each aircraft’s radar dome.) The basic helix design was the product of many attempts during […]

Leather Bomber Jacket Style – Custom Patch Art

Leather Bomber Jacket Style – Custom Patch Art by: Squadron Posters! A “flight jacket” is a casual jacket that was originally created for military pilots and eventually became part of popular culture and apparel. It has evolved into various styles and silhouettes including the ‘letterman’ jacket and the fashionable ‘bomber’ jacket that is known today.  World War I: Most airplanes did not […]

Sergei and Nikolai Sikorsky sign Squadron Posters Artwork!

Sergei and Nikolai Sikorsky sign Squadron Posters Artwork! On Saturday, January 27th, “Two Roads Brewing“ (1700 Stratford Avenue Stratford CT 06615) celebrated the launch of “Igor’s Dream” Imperial Stout – and it wasn’t just about the beer – it was also about celebrating Stratford, Connecticut’s role in aviation history. The family of Igor Sikorsky (The father […]

A true Back to School story – Bow to the new queen of England!

Bow to the new queen of England…  ‘Twas not a fortnight ago, when a tale of merriment and awe began that bequeathed one with innocence and valor to remove the famed “Excalibur” sword from the icy grips of a watery grave. Once upon a time (last week) in fair Cornwall, England, a young girl waded the fabled waters of […]

That day when American Pilots stole two dozen Bombers

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That day when American Pilots stole two dozen Bombers: When war came to the nation in December 1941, the 13th Bomb Squadron known as the “Reapers” (joined with the 3d Attack Group), embarked on an accelerated training program while also engaged in anti-submarine patrols against German U-boats along the Atlantic coast. Because every ranking and experienced man from […]

Squadron Posters official aircraft Nose Art

Squadron Posters Artwork lands as official aircraft Nose Art on a C-130J Super Hercules (15-5813) at Yokota Air Base, Japan! This “Spirit of Hope” nose art was create by Squadron Posters artist “Samantha Beaty”, as high resolution vector art and passed onto the 374th Airlift Wing, where the 374th Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural craftsman re-create […]

F-4 Phantom Afterburner Coffee table

“Altitude Relics” Custom F-4 Phantom Jet Engine Tables. Need a piece of F-4 Phantom jet engine in your home? Metal Artist “Robby” saved an original F-4 J79 Jet Engine from the scrapyard melting block. This is an authentic J79 afterburner crown section turned into a coffee table. It has a beautiful fully restored gun-metal powder coat so […]

The Aviator’s Map!

The Aviator’s Map is Here: http://www.squadronposters.com/map “The Aviator’s Map” – push pin travel map wall art by – Squadron Posters! Printed on Artist-Grade canvas and suspended in the middle of a floating frame. This map features every major active Air Base in the world and many small, lesser-known bases. Use any push pin from Amazon or […]

2017 Squadron Posters – Armed Forces Mustache March Championship!

2017 Squadron Posters – Armed Forces Mustache March Championship! What you Win 1.  Bragging rights to be the “2017 Armed Forces Mustache March Champion”. 2. $1,000 Donation: The winner gets to choose a charity that we will donate $1,000 to in your name. 3. One free “2017 Mustache March Championship” 20×30 canvas wrap print! ($128.00 retail value) Rules […]

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