Warbird Restorations

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…]

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

B-29 “Doc” Ready For First Tour Stop at Barksdale Air Force Base

On Thursday May 4th, 2017, the fully restored Boeing B-29 Superfortress, known to us all as “Doc”, logged a successful maintenance flight, clearing the way for the iconic warbird’s first air show stop this weekend at Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier City, Louisiana for the Defenders of Liberty Air Show. “The airplane performed perfectly,” said Jim Murphy, Doc’s Friends[Read More…]

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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…]

‘Just Jane’ Re-Finish Completed

‘Just Jane’ Re-Finish Completed

By Austin Hancock Lincolnshire, UK – In the month that has elapsed since our last update, the crew of “Just Jane” has accomplished quite a chunk of work. When we last checked-in, the Lincolnshire folks were in the process of tripping off the old coating, with plans to re-paint the entire Lancaster. Since then, the complete re-paint has been accomplished,[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…]