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Museum of Aviation F-100 Super Sabre Goes on Display

Museum of Aviation F-100 Super Sabre Goes on Display

After seven years of hard work, the North American F-100D Super Sabre at the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins, Georgia is just about finished. We have been following this restoration at WarbirdsNews for some time now, producing periodic progress reports (click HERE to see them). She arrived at the museum, a corroded, tattered hulk in 2010, but a small[Read More…]

Planes of Fame Air Show - Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Planes of Fame Air Museum

Planes of Fame Air Show – This Weekend! – May 6/7th 2017

One of the world’s truly great warbird air shows is set to take place this coming weekend (May 6/7th, 2017) at Chino Airport in Chino, California. The Planes of Fame Air Show will be celebrating the Planes of Fame Air Museum’s 60th anniversary, so you know they will be pulling out all the stops to make this a spectacular event![Read More…]

Lope's Hope's fuselage as she looked, mated with the engine section, in February, 2016. (photo via AirCorps Aviation)

Texas Flying Legends P-51C Restoration Report

by Richard Mallory Allnutt Over the past few years, AirCorps Aviation, based in Bemidji, Minnesota has developed an enviable reputation for world-class warbird restorations. This includes combat veteran P-51D Mustangs 44-63675 Sierra Sue II and 44-63864 Twilight Tear, among others. They also recently completed the restoration of the Commemorative Air Force’s P-51C known as Tuskegee Airmen. AirCorps Aviation is much more than[Read More…]

XP-82 Twin Mustang – March/April 2017 – Restoration Update

XP-82 Twin Mustang – March/April 2017 – Restoration Update

WarbirdsNews has received the latest XP-82 Twin Mustang restoration update from Tom Reilly at his workshop in Douglas, Georgia, and we thought you would all be pleased to see the latest progress! Wing Tips After what seems like forever, the forming and welding of the seams on the two wing tips are now completed with the exception of their final[Read More…]

The XP-82 is getting really close to completion! (photo via Tom Reilly)

XP-82 Twin Mustang – February/March 2017 – Restoration Update

WarbirdsNews has received the latest XP-82 Twin Mustang restoration update from Tom Reilly at his workshop in Douglas, Georgia. This update is a couple of weeks later than usual, as they’ve had a lot on their plate finishing up all of the small, but still-hard-to-do details. So here’s what they’ve been up to this past month and a half! Lower[Read More…]