The Tuskegee Airmen will be celebrated at the third annual Atlanta Warbird Weekend Oct. 8-9, 2017, at Dekalb-Peachtree Airport, in Chamblee, Georgia. [Read more…]
The population of flyable Japanese Zeros has grown by one. [Read more…]
The Planes of Fame Museum presented its 2017 warbird air show at Chino, California, on May 6-7, with practice flights and arrivals on the preceding Friday.
The museum, a long-time pillar of the busy warbird scene at Chino, has earned a reputation for attracting top warbirds from several states for its annual air show, in addition to flying some of its own one-of-a-kind military machines. This year, about 50 warbirds were in attendance. [Read more…]
Like most things in aviation — and society — evolution occurs. The cockpit of the warbird has evolved more than many.
From the very early days of the open cockpit aircraft with fleece-lined leather clad pilots to high-tech, all weather fighting machines, Fighting Cockpits by Donald Nijboer dives deep into more than 50 warbird cockpits.
Following are handful of the more than 200 images from the book. [Read more…]
As this razorback P-51C Mustang lands on a hot day, look closely at the wingtips. You’ll see the “wingtip vortices made visible by heat waves.” [Read more…]
“From the CAF’s Tora! Tora! Tora! cast to a Zero, plus the world’s only flying PB4Y-2 Privateer and B-29 Superfortress, Saturday’s warbird air show rocked the field.” [Read more…]
Story and Photos By FREDERICK A. JOHNSEN
Attendees of this year’s Warbird Roundup in Nampa, Idaho, held June 27-28, benefited from the combination of craftsmanship, technology, and deep pockets that has breathed life into warbirds once thought impossible to see flying. Two classic and scarce razorback P-51 Mustangs went aloft at the same time, a feat unimaginable just a generation ago. [Read more…]
Cdr. Leroy Robinson, a World War II naval aviator, flew in the Pacific Theatre and is a confirmed “Ace.” He also flew in the Korean Conflict and had a 32-year career at Delta Air Lines. In failing health now, most of his time is spent in his Civil War-era Tignall, Georgia, farmhouse.