All posts tagged 'Warbirds'

Story of finding the B-29 Superfortress ‘Kee-Bird’ in Greenland

Posted on November 4th, 2013 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

Article courtesy of War History Online. The “Kee Bird” was a United States Army Air Forces B-29-95-BW Superfortress, 45-21768, of the 46th Reconnaissance Squadron, that became marooned after making an emergency landing in northwest Greenland during a secret Cold War spying mission on 21 February 1947. Although the entire crew..
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Warbird flight to Apple Valley Air Show 2013

Posted on October 16th, 2013 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

A flight of Planes of Fame Warbirds flies to the Apple Valley Air Show 2013.

Ways of the War Hawk: How to Fly the Curtiss P-40 Fighter

Posted on October 11th, 2013 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

This film is a detailed checkout produced by P-40 manufacturer Curtiss Wright, in rare World War II color. Claire Chenault’s Flying Tiger’s deadly weapon in China, the P-40 was the Army Air Corp’s main front line fighter at the outbreak of the War. Not as agile as a Japanese Zero,..
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Flying the Fork-Tailed Devil – A P-38 Pursuit Pilot Remembers Combat In The Southwest Pacific

Posted on May 8th, 2013 · Posted in Wings & Airpower Articles

By Carroll R. Anderson, in the May 1988 edition of Airpower Editor’s Note: Wings & Airpower have published a multitude of articles on the Lockheed P-38 Lightning, including a well received 13 part series that established an authenticated body of information about this famous, but often misunderstood aircraft. The twin..
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2012 Camarillo Airshow Footage

Posted on April 25th, 2013 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

By Neil Pugh I visited the Camarillo Airshow in 2012 as part of the 67th Checkertail Clan Reunion. While there I shot some of the aerial flyby’s along with taxiing of the WW2 aircraft and have edited it together here. This footage was shot for fun, so no steady tripod..
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Boeing Museum of Flight offers B-17 Ground School

Posted on April 18th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

From May 17-19, 2013, The Boeing Museum of Flight will be offering a unique, 2-day course centered around the iconic World War II bomber, the Boeing B-17. This course will familiarize participants with the design, construction, operation and performance of the aircraft. Sessions include briefings about the the plane’s systems..
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Grumman Hellcat F6F-5 Flies Again

Posted on April 2nd, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

The Flying Heritage Collection’s F6F Hellcat, under restoration for years, returned to the skies on March 27th for the first time! This aircraft was designed to be flown as an unmanned drone for anti-aircraft target practice, but was instead used for training. It has never undergone a thorough restoration, so..
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Wichita Business Leaders Take the B-29 Doc Restoration Under Their Wing

Posted on March 11th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

A vintage B-29 has been given a new lease on life by a group of Wichita, Kansas, business leaders who are determined to see the airplane restored to flying condition. A new non-profit group, Doc’s Friends, has taken ownership of the airplane and will support the effort to refurbish the..
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Double Ace – Col. Ralph Parr

Posted on September 3rd, 2012 · Posted in Pilots & Everyone Else

Retired Col. Ralph Parr flew a P-38 Lightning in World War II and an F-86 Sabre during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He is the only military member to be award the Distinguished Service Cross and the Air Force Cross. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr.)..
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Blue Ash Airport Closing, B-17 ‘My Gal Sal’ Leaving – WKRC-TV Cincinnati

Posted on August 28th, 2012 · Posted in Aviation News

“My Gal Sal” is leaving town. Sal is a World War II vintage B-17 bomber, which was housed in a hangar at Cincinnati’s Blue Ash Airport. The plane’s owner wanted to make Blue Ash Airport a destination for those wanting to learn about WWII and honor the men who flew..
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