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The Mosquito roars overhead during her first North American flight. Aviation legend, Steve Hinton is at the controls. (photo by Joe Kunzler)

Flying Heritage Red Letter Day – Mosquito Flies and Corsair Arrives!

Friday, June 23rd was a special day at the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum in Everett, Washington. Not only did they fly their deHavilland Mosquito T Mk III for the first time over American soil, but it also saw the arrival of their freshly restored FG-1D Corsair. Mosquito TV959 arrived at the museum back in December, fresh off the boat from her[Read More…]

Canso A C-FPQK at St Hubert before its recent acquisition by the Collings Foundation.  The poor state of its fabric is evident via J-C Polet.

World Catalina News June 2017

There has been a flurry of activity in the world of Catalina survivors, many of them actually Canadian-built, former RCAF Cansos, so here is the latest update by the Catalina Society. Perhaps the most exciting news comes from Canada where, all being well, the world’s population of airworthy Catalinas and Cansos is about to be increased by one! At Fairview,[Read More…]

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EC-121 “Warning Star” Moving to the Yankee Air Museum

EC-121 “Warning Star” Moving to the Yankee Air Museum

As previously reported HERE by WarbirdsNews, the Yankee Air Museum has launched the “The Warning Star Rescue Project” to save a Lockheed EC-121K Warning Star, and move it to their facility in Ypsilanti, Michigan. A team has been disassembling the aircraft at the sadly now-defunct Octave Chanute Aerospace Museum, located at the former Chanute AFB in Rantoul, Illinois. Jack Weber, a former navy crew chief[Read More…]

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…]

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory’s   AgilePod has commenced a series of flight tests aboard a Douglas DC-3 aircraft in preparation for integration on the Air Force MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle later this year. AgilePod is fully flight-line reconfigurable, and enables operators to meet a variety of mission sets with multiple sensors on a single platform. (U.S. Air Force photo by David Dixon/released)

The Immortal DC-3 Still Used for Modern Flight Testing

As most WarbirdsNews readers are well aware, the Douglas DC-3, along with its more prolific military variants, is an extraordinarily capable aircraft. Adapted from the Douglas Sleeper Transport, or DST, Donald Douglas could never have imagined how important his design would eventually be. It was the very first airliner to allow passenger service which didn’t depend upon air mail contracts to be[Read More…]

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