Articles by: WarbirdsNews

Catalina PH-PBY ‘Karel Doorman’ seen during a pass over its home base Lelystad airport. The aircraft is a worthy flying memorial to all the 78 Catalina’s that served the Dutch ‘Marine Luchtvaart Dienst’ (photo Gert Jan Mentink).

The World’s Oldest Flying PBY Catalina

By Gert Jan Mentink – Dutch Aviation Society / Scramble The PBY Catalina is one of the most recognizable warbirds in the world and although not exactly common, there are still a number of them being flown worldwide. Surprisingly, the world’s oldest flying PBY Catalina cannot be found in the USA or Canada, but rather in the Netherlands, where she[Read More…]

by March 23, 2017 0 comments Warbirds News

The glamour and romance of the Big Band-era will return April 22, 2017 when the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing hosts “Keep ‘em Flying”, a hangar dance and dinner fundraiser set in a flying museum surrounded by historic World War II  aircraft and decorated to recreate the iconic mood of the 1940s.  The festivities will take place from 6pm-11pm at[Read More…]

by March 22, 2017 0 comments Aviation Museum News, WWII Events
JAM to Honor Voodoo’s Last Flight Anniversary

JAM to Honor Voodoo’s Last Flight Anniversary

By Austin Hancock London, Ontario – The Canada based Jet Aircraft Museum plans to “keep doing that Voodoo that they do, so well.” To be exact, the JAM will host an event to commemorate 30 years since the iconic McDonnell CF-101 “Voodoo” last took wind under her wings. The “Voodoo” served the RCAF honorably, between 1961 and 1984, as an[Read More…]

Doc emerging from the hangar. (photo by Brett Schauf VLG LLC)

B-29 “Doc” Makes Oshkosh!

B-29 Doc will make four national tour stops through the first half of the 2017 summer tour season. Doc’s Friends, Inc., the group operating the fully restored B-29 Boeing Superfortress, announced the first half of its tour plan, which includes stops in Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri and Wisconsin. B-29 Doc will make the following tour stops: B-29 Doc Open House: Yingling[Read More…]

by March 21, 2017 1 comment B-29 "Doc", Warbird Restorations
Modern and Historic Military Aircraft to Soar 
in Waukesha on Memorial Day Weekend

Modern and Historic Military Aircraft to Soar 
in Waukesha on Memorial Day Weekend

Many people have a childhood memory of dreaming to fly, pretending to be a pilot. For many that dream involved being a fighter pilot or Jedi, and the tug inside them is still present. On May 27, the Gathering of Warbirds in Waukesha will allow those dreamers to let their inner pilots see, hear and smell real historic and modern[Read More…]

by March 20, 2017 0 comments Airshow News, Press Releases