Warbirds News

The Foundation’s 1944 vintage Consolidated B-24J Liberator is painted as "Witchcraft", an 8th AF bomber that flew a record 130 missions over Europe as part of the 467 th BG. The Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress flies as "Nine-O-Nine", an 8 th Air Force, 91 st BG heavy bomber. ( Image by Collings Foundation)

Bomber Camp 2017 – Battle of the Bombers!

Stockton, CA – The Stockton Field Aviation Museum will once again host their Annual “Bomber Camp” this year, with support from the Collings Foundation. This year, there is an exciting new twist on the event, a “Battle of the Bombers!” Perhaps we may see, once and for all, which WWII Heavy-Bomber truly reigns supreme? “In past years we have used[Read More…]

by March 28, 2017 0 comments Aviation Museum News, WWII Events
Cascade Warbirds to Host B-17 “Aluminum Overcast”

Cascade Warbirds to Host B-17 “Aluminum Overcast”

Cascade Warbirds Squadron #2 of EAA Warbirds of America is proud to announce that they will host the EAA’s B-17 “Aluminum Overcast” in Olympia, Washington this year at the Olympia Flight Museum. The B-17 will be on display and open for rides and self-guided tours May 12-14, 2017. To pre-book a flight, contact the EAA at B17.org.  According to Ron[Read More…]

Catalina PH-PBY ‘Karel Doorman’ seen during a pass over its home base Lelystad airport. The aircraft is a worthy flying memorial to all the 78 Catalina’s that served the Dutch ‘Marine Luchtvaart Dienst’ (photo Gert Jan Mentink).

The World’s Oldest Flying PBY Catalina

By Gert Jan Mentink – Dutch Aviation Society / Scramble The PBY Catalina is one of the most recognizable warbirds in the world and although not exactly common, there are still a number of them being flown worldwide. Surprisingly, the world’s oldest flying PBY Catalina cannot be found in the USA or Canada, but rather in the Netherlands, where she[Read More…]

by March 23, 2017 0 comments Warbirds News

The glamour and romance of the Big Band-era will return April 22, 2017 when the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing hosts “Keep ‘em Flying”, a hangar dance and dinner fundraiser set in a flying museum surrounded by historic World War II  aircraft and decorated to recreate the iconic mood of the 1940s.  The festivities will take place from 6pm-11pm at[Read More…]

by March 22, 2017 0 comments Aviation Museum News, WWII Events
Modern and Historic Military Aircraft to Soar 
in Waukesha on Memorial Day Weekend

Modern and Historic Military Aircraft to Soar 
in Waukesha on Memorial Day Weekend

Many people have a childhood memory of dreaming to fly, pretending to be a pilot. For many that dream involved being a fighter pilot or Jedi, and the tug inside them is still present. On May 27, the Gathering of Warbirds in Waukesha will allow those dreamers to let their inner pilots see, hear and smell real historic and modern[Read More…]

by March 20, 2017 0 comments Airshow News, Press Releases