Without fanfare, the Commemorative Air Force’s Bell P-63F Kingcobra took to the skies again on April 14th, near Houston, Texas. The Kingcobra had been ground-bound since an October, 2013 belly-landing at Skywest Airport near Midland, Texas. As forced landings go, the aircraft had not suffered too much structural damage in the incident, but the engine, propeller and reduction gear box needed a good[Read More…]
CAF P-63 Kingcobra
For the first time in 17 years the Commemorative Air Force Dixie Wing’s P-63 Kingcobra was towed out of the hangar. Throughout its life, The Dixie Wing’s P-63 has served many different roles, from test aircraft to air show performer. It was built in the winter of 1944, bearing the Bell construction number 33-11, for model 33, aircraft 11. It[Read More…]
Pop Wilson from the CAF Dxie Wing has sent us this video showing the test performed on the Wing’s Bell P-63 Kingcobra’s front landing gear. This historic aircraft has been in restoration since 1999 so this test marks an important milestone.