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75 Years On – The Story Behind Hampden P1344’s Final Flight

The Handley Page Hampden Bomber P1344 (PL-K), currently undergoing conservation at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be subject of a lecture taking place on Tuesday 5 September 2017.  The lecture will be presented by the Museum’s Conservation Center Manager who has personal experience working to restore the aircraft and with former crew and family members.  The evening lecture[Read More…]

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
NASA WB-57 to Chase The Totality of The Great American Eclipse

NASA WB-57 to Chase The Totality of The Great American Eclipse

In a classic swords-to-plowshares move, two converted WB-57F aircraft flown by NASA’s Airborne Science Program will greet the shadow of the Moon as it rushes across the contiguous United States on Monday, August 21st on a daring mission of science. Researchers of  the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI)  are going to be observing the total solar eclipse with two aircraft, each[Read More…]

by August 18, 2017 0 comments Warbirds News
Massive Cache of deHavilland Mosquito Plans Discovered

Massive Cache of deHavilland Mosquito Plans Discovered

An astonishing collection of thousands of microfilm aperture cards, containing secret wartime plans for the deHavilland Mosquito, one of the UK’s most innovative aircraft, has been saved from destruction. Just days before the bulldozers were due, The People’s Mosquito, a UK charity that aims to return a Mosquito to British skies, was called with news of the find. An amazing[Read More…]

by August 11, 2017 2 comments Warbird Restorations, Warbirds News
WWII Heritage Days 2018 to Feature Medal of Honor Veterans

WWII Heritage Days 2018 to Feature Medal of Honor Veterans

Salute the Greatest Generation and celebrate all things 1940s during the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing 15th Annual “WWII Heritage Days”, April 21-22, 2018. Recall the music of Glenn Miller, ration cards, Spam and Willie and Joe .The largest annual 1940s theme event in Georgia, WWII Heritage Days is a bucket list destination for anyone who enjoys nostalgia, big[Read More…]