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The Lone Star Flight Museum's F4U-5 Corsair. (photo LSFM)

Final Lineup Announced for 2017 Wings Over Houston Airshow

In only a few short weeks, the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, under the command of Sugar Land native Lt. Col. Jason Heard, will return to Houston, Texas for the 33rd Annual Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Wings Over Houston Air Show. The air show will take place over the weekend of October 21st/22nd, at Ellington Airport. Visitors also are encouraged to bring non-perishable food[Read More…]

by October 6, 2017 0 comments Airshow News
Hurricane Mk IIb from Hangar 11 at North Weald turning onto finals for landing. (photo by Dave Layland)

Duxford – Battle of Britain Air Show Report

Imperial War Museum Duxford – Battle of Britain Airshow 2017 by David Layland Duxford held it’s Battle of Britain Airshow over the weekend September 23rd/24th. Duxford is also celebrating its centenary this year, the Royal Flying Corps having established it as a training airfield in 1917. and then hosting the RAF, USAAF and then the RAF again. It is now[Read More…]

by October 5, 2017 2 comments Air Show Report, Airshow News
The Movie Memphis Belle's nose art, while similar to that worn by the original Memphis Belle, shows its differences clearly. (photo via NWM)

B-17G “The Movie” Memphis Belle Flying High, Again

Movie “Memphis Belle” Flying-High, Again by Austin Hancock As most readers will know, the famous, combat-veteran Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress known as Memphis Belle (Serial 41-24485) is undergoing restoration to static-display status at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, in Dayton, OH. While this occurs, the B-17G marked in her honor as “The Movie” Memphis Belle (Serial 44-83546, N3703G)[Read More…]

by October 3, 2017 6 comments Aircraft Restoration, Airshow News
Thunderbirds to Highlight 33rd Annual CAF Wings Over Houston Airshow

Thunderbirds to Highlight 33rd Annual CAF Wings Over Houston Airshow

Plan ahead and get your tickets now to see the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, returning to Houston for the 33rd Annual Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Wings Over Houston Airshow on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 21-22, at Ellington Airport. Advance discounted ticket packages are still available at www.wingsoverhouston.com or by calling 888-4-FLYSHOW until Oct. 22. Produced by the Commemorative Air Force,[Read More…]

by September 7, 2017 0 comments Airshow News
The Polikarpov I-16 photographed in 2008 by Gavin Conroy

Polikarpov
 I-16 Set For Return to Warbirds Over Wanaka 2018

Of all the air shows in the world, the biennial Warbirds Over Wanaka display in Wanaka, New Zealand, is easily one of the most anticipated and impressive events. Set against the stunning, mountainous backdrop of the Southern Alps, and Lake Wanaka, it would be hard to argue that there is a more impressive location to feature vintage military aircraft ranging from original WWI[Read More…]

by August 21, 2017 0 comments Airshow News, Warbirds News, WWII Events