B-17 Flying Fortress “Aluminum Overcast” to Arrive for Atlanta Warbird Weekend

B-17 Flying Fortress “Aluminum Overcast” to Arrive for Atlanta Warbird Weekend

The  B-17 Flying Fortress, “Aluminum Overcast”, operated by the Experimental Aviation Association (EAA), will arrive in Atlanta for the fourth annual Atlanta Warbird Weekend at Dekalb-Peachtree Airport, Oct.7-8. Ground tours will be available, and rides can be purchased for flights Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 5-8. The aircraft will join the Tuskegee Airmen program for the weekend, which is fitting because[Read More…]

by September 25, 2017 0 comments Commemorative Air Force, WWII Events
From bottom to top: A B-25J Mitchell bomber, TBM-3E Avenger torpedo bomber, FG-1D Corsair fighter, and P-51D Mustang fighter flown by the Texas Flying Legends are escorted into Edwards AFB airspace by a C-12 crew from the 419th Flight Test Squadron Sept. 18. (U.S. Air Force photo by Donald R. Allen)

TFLM Airplanes Descend on Edwards for Upcoming 70th Anniversary of Supersonic Flight

  On September 18th, while Edwards Air Force Base personnel were on the ground going about their work evaluating new military aircraft and systems, a quartet of WWII-vintage warbirds circled overhead, preparing to land. The B-25J Mitchell, TBM-3E Avenger, FG-1D Corsair and P-51D Mustang from the Texas Flying Legends Museum in Houston, Texas, were arriving! A C-12 Huron from the 419th Flight Test[Read More…]

by September 25, 2017 1 comment Texas Flying Legends, Warbirds News
A sunset Mission to Honor the Canadians in The Battle of Britain

A sunset Mission to Honor the Canadians in The Battle of Britain

By Dave O’Malley On September 15, 1940, the future of Great Britain was unknown. The Luftwaffe’s Heinkel and Dornier bombers, accompanied by hordes of Messerschmitt fighters, had been hammering cities and airbases on an almost daily basis for more than two months.  On this particular Sunday, the epic aerial conflict we now call the Battle of Britain reached its zenith.[Read More…]

J9Y5MA The last of the Tuskegee Airmen veterans on stage during the National Memorial Day Concert at the U.S. Capitol west lawn May 28, 2017 in Washington, DC.    (photo by Dominique A. Pineiro /DoD via Planetpix)

Tuskegee Airmen Highlight 2017 Atlanta Warbird Weekend Dinner

Original Tuskegee Airmen veterans will share their fascinating experiences and stories at the Atlanta Warbird Weekend (AWW) “Dinner with the Tuskegee Airmen,” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 at the 57th Fighter Group restaurant, Dekalb-Peachtree Airport. 

This is a rare event to hear first-hand about WWII from some of the dwindling number of heroes who flew the aircraft and experienced[Read More…]

by September 5, 2017 0 comments Commemorative Air Force, WWII Events
Lope's Hope is coming together. (photo via AirCorps Aviation)

Texas Flying Legends P-51C – Restoration Report – June/July 2017

As many of our readers will know, WarbirdsNews is proud to have AirCorps Aviation as a sponsor. Their world-class aeronautical facility offers so much more than the traditional warbird shop … they are a one-stop shop for practically every aspect of warbird restoration from detailed historical research, to design to fabrication of the most complex and unique components. They focus on the details both[Read More…]