Warbird Restorations

The US Navy EC-121 “Warning Star” captured in 2015.

The Warning Star Rescue Project

By Austin Hancock Belleville, MI – The Yankee Air Force/Museum, known for operating a gorgeous outfit of WWII “heavy iron,” is seeking to add to their ever unique collection of aircraft. Along with the B-17, B-25, and C-47 flying, the YAF has an arsenal of static display planes which is equally impressive. The ground-based birds include a PB4Y-2 “Privateer,” and[Read More…]

The beautiful silhouette of the Bell P-63 Kingcobra. (Photo by John Willhoff)

CAF Dixie Wing P-63A Flies!

By Moreno Aguiari & Stephen Chapis After more than 40 years since it’s last flight, 16 years of restoration, being affected by the Mississippi River flood of 1993 and countless man hours by the dedicated volunteers of the CAF Dixie Wing, the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing Bell P-63A-6 Kingcobra serial number 42-68941 flew for the first time on[Read More…]

Photo by Phil Buckley/Werribee B-24

Werribee B-24 Rising-Up, Down-Under

By Austin Hancock – From a report of Phil Buckley and photos by Dave Miller. Werribee, AUS – B-24 Liberator A72-176 is continuing to progress nicely through a static-display restoration. Since our last update, many notable tasks have been accomplished to round-out the 2016 calendar year. Our “man on the ground,” project member Phil Buckley has sent along the following[Read More…]

The A-7E Corsair II s/n 159303 (Photo by Carmelo Turdo)

A-7 Corsair Restoration Imminent

By Austin Hancock The Flight Deck Veteran’s Group, now with the blessing of the Edwardsville Township, is moving full-speed ahead on restoring the local A-7E “Corsair.” As previously reported, the FDVG is a Tennessee based non-profit whose main goal is to aircraft as tributes to the legacy of flight-deck operations. Recently, the town of Edwardsville partnered with FDVG’s to restore[Read More…]

by February 7, 2017 0 comments Jet News, Warbird Restorations
The Napier Sabre was a British H-24-cylinder, liquid-cooled, sleeve valve, piston aero engine, designed by Major Frank Halford and built by D. Napier & Son during World War II.

Hawker Typhoon Preservation Acquires a Napier Sabre Engine

On October, 29 2016 the Hawker Typhoon Preservation Group publicly launched the exciting project to restore the Hawker Typhoon Mk.1b RB396 ( Click HERE to read our article). The goal is to have the aircraft to airworthy condition in time for the D-Day 80th anniversary in 2024. Now working in conjunction with Cranfield University, the Hawker Typhoon Preservation Group (HTPG) are[Read More…]