Aircraft Restoration

English wheeling one of the fairings. (photo via Tom Reilly)

XP-82 Twin Mustang – May, 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! Electrical The restoration team is in the last phases of testing each electrical circuit. These are quite complicated systems in the XP-82 and also the first twenty B-model Twin Mustangs, which[Read More…]

Fouga Magister Reborn in the Netherlands

Fouga Magister Reborn in the Netherlands

Fouga Reborn by Gert Jan Mentink The Dutch Historic Jet Association’s Fouga Magister, registered F-GLHF, took to the air again for the first time in almost four years on Friday, May 5th. Kris van de Bergh, a Belgian Fouga pilot, made the successful 40 minute test flight from the aircraft’s home base at Lelystad Airport. The DHJA’s Fons Hemmelder acted[Read More…]

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…]