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AVI-8 Launches Flyboy LaFayette Edition

AVI-8 Launches Flyboy LaFayette Edition

Many of the 38 Americans who flew with the French in the Lafayette Escadrille were household names across the United States during WWI. They became famous dueling ‘the Hun’ in the skies over France and Belgium, first joining the fight in May, 1916,  when the war seemed remote and romantic to many back home, and well before the US officially entered the Great[Read More…]

Another of MySkyCart's WWII pinup-themed airline trolleys standing in front of the DC-3 which served as the inspiration for the aluminum skinned texture and look of the design.

MySky SkyCart to Showcase the Unparalleled 
Style of WWII Nose Art

WarbirdsNews welcomes a new partner, MySkyCart.com. The company manufactures airline galley carts which you might not immediately associate with vintage military aviation, but they have a new line of products decorated with airline and vintage WWII nose art which are sure to intrigue many of our readers. The SkyCart is designed and built for use as an airline galley cart, however the company found that[Read More…]

Wing Commander Robert Stanford Tuck DSO, DFC & Two Bars, AFC (1 July 1916 – 5 May 1987) was a British fighter pilot and test pilot.Tuck had claimed 29 enemy aircraft destroyed, two shared destroyed, six probably destroyed, six damaged and one shared damaged.

AVI-8 Honors RAF Ace in New FLYBOY Series

By Stephen Chapis The watchmakers at AVI-8 continue to turn out quality timepieces and the new Flyboy series does not disappoint.  Within this series are three distinct ranges, including one that pays homage to an esteemed World War II Ace from the Royal Air Force. The AV 4048 Flyboy “Tuck” Automatic Edition pays a small tribute to one Robert Stanford[Read More…]

Introducing The Flyboy Camouflage Collection

Introducing The Flyboy Camouflage Collection

Founded in 2006, AVI-8 was created as collaboration between a watch company and a group of aviation industry professionals.  Since their founding AVI-8 has released an incredible array of watches, from vintage style to contemporary elegance.  Now they have released the Flyboy series, which comes in two distinct styles. The Flyboy Camouflage Collection mimics the watches that today’s pilots wear[Read More…]

Introducing the Hawker Harrier II Turbine Timepiece

Introducing the Hawker Harrier II Turbine Timepiece

The Hawker Harrier is one of the world’s most iconic jet combat aircraft. Developed initially as an operational, close-support and reconnaissance fighter aircraft, the Harrier evolved directly from the Hawker P.1127 and the Kestrel F.G.A.1 prototype aircraft. During 1965, Hawker’s supersonic aircraft (P.1154) had been cancelled by the incoming Labour government and so all work at Kingston had ceased. The[Read More…]