Aircraft Restoration

Two Historic Airplanes to Receive Restoration at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History

Two Historic Airplanes to Receive Restoration at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History

  By Austin Hancock Albuquerque, NM – The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is taking on an ambitious project, the restoration of not one, but two Cold War Jet Fighters. Having found previous success on a 2015 campaign to restore their B-29, the Nuclear Museum hopes to fundraise enough to restore their F-105D Thunderchief and A-7 Corsair II.[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…]

(Photo By Ezell Aviation via Stephen Chapis)

Texas Flying Legends Museum Bearcat Restoration

By Stephen Chapis Ezell Aviation in Breckenridge, Texas, is currently in the final stages of a five-year restoration of an F8F-1 Bearcat for the Texas Flying Legends Museum (TFLM) of Houston, Texas. During its career, Bearcat BuNo 95356 served aboard USS Tarawa (CV-40) as 209 B. It first appeared on the U.S. Registry when Vernon Jarvis registered it as N7247C[Read More…]

(Photo by Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation via Greg Morehead)

C-97G Angel of Deliverance First Flight Imminent

  By Greg Morehead Already admired and respected for their beautiful Douglas C-54 Skymaster, Spirit of Freedom, the Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation (BAHF) is ready to fly the only certified and airworthy Boeing C-97 in the world. The Stratofreighter will be the organization’s second heavy cargo aircraft dedicated to honoring USAF Cold War heritage. Similar to the C-54, the new[Read More…]