A great shot of the Roseland Spitfire as she climbs back into the sky. The first flight would be carried out a low speed with the landing gear extended throughout. Photo: Peter Handley, Vintage Wings of Canada

The First Flight of the Roseland Spitfire

By Dave O’Malley Arnold Roseland was just 28 years old when he died in an aerial gunfight over Normandy in the summer of 1944. He had fought both the Japanese in the Aleutians and the Nazis before and after D-Day. If anyone deserved to return home to his family, it was the well-liked “Rosey”. But it was not to be.[Read More…]

A QF-4 Phantom flies over Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., during the Phinal Phlight event on Dec. 21, 2016. This event marks the end of the aircraft’s 53 years of service to the Air Force. (Photo by Jay Beckman / Crosswind Images)

Pharewell to the Phantom

The US Military bid a final farewell to the mighty McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II on December 21st, 2016, as the last active examples were paid off in a ceremony and brief flying display under heavily overcast skies at Holloman Air Force Base near Alamogordo, New Mexico. While the Phantom II officially retired from US front line squadron use in 1996,[Read More…]

by December 22, 2016 26 comments Jet News, Videos, Warbirds News
Introducing the AVI-8 Harrier II Timepiece

Introducing the AVI-8 Harrier II Timepiece

The Hawker Harrier is one of the world’s most iconic jet combat aircraft. From its humble beginnings as the P.1127 in the late 1950s, the Harrier continues to serve at the forefront of attack aviation with the US Marine Corps as the AV-8B Harrier II, and in several other air arms around the world. The Harrier is the only Vertical Take Off and Landing combat[Read More…]

B-17F "Memphis Belle" taking of from KPDK in 2013. Photo by John Willhoff

B-17 “Memphis Belle” Joins CAF Atlanta Warbird Weekend

PRESS RELEASE – The mighty B-17, “Memphis Belle,” will join dozens of WWII warbirds on the tarmac at Dekalb-Peachtree Airport Sept. 12-13 for the Commemorative Air Force Dixie Wing 2015 Atlanta Warbird Weekend. The B-17 will be available for photos and tours, along with other vintage aircraft including a fleet of P-51 Mustangs, British RAF Spitfire, German FW-190, Stearman biplane;[Read More…]

by August 27, 2015 3 comments Press Releases, Videos, WWII Events
A screen capture from the trial video... The camera system captures the entire 360º panorama, so the viewer has the ability to look in any direction they wish to by simply using the apps controls... (photo by Lyle Jansma)

Heritage Flight Museum Creates Stunning 360º Cockpit Video

As many of our readers will know, the exceptional photographer Lyle Jansma has established a strong reputation for adapting innovative ideas and technology into the field of aviation imagery. His use of seamless, 360º panoramic imaging allows anyone with an internet connection or his free cellphone app, ACI Cockpit360º, to virtually explore every nook and cranny inside the cockpit of numerous vintage aircraft types. He[Read More…]