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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…]

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…]

Members of the 13th Bomb Squadron (BS) pose for a reenactment photo depicting the “acquiring” of a North American B-25 Mitchell at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., June 11, 2017. The 13th BS celebrated 100 years of service on June 14, 2017. 75 years ago, the 13th “acquired” 24 B-25s from the Dutch Air Force during World War II. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Tyler Alexander)

13th Bomb Squadron: “Appropriating” Bomber Once Again

Nearly 75 years ago, the 13th Bomber Squadron was anxious to take the fight back to the Japanese after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Their only issue? They were without any aircraft. Forward deployed at the time to Brisbane, Australia, the 13thBomber Squadron pitched tents and questioned how they were to fight without their beloved A-20 Havoc medium bombers. The[Read More…]

“Wings of Freedom Tour” to Visit The Museum of Flight

“Wings of Freedom Tour” to Visit The Museum of Flight

The steady rumble of World War II airplanes will resonate at The Museum of Flight June 23-25, when the Collings Foundation “Wings of Freedom Tour” will visit The Museum of Flight. Ground tours and flights will be available in the B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24J Liberator and B-25 Mitchell bombers, and a dual-control TP-51D Mustang fighter aircraft. The planes are on[Read More…]

A photo of the CAF Dixie Wing's P-63 Kingcobra taken in 1945 at Moffett Filed, CA.

Historic P-63 NACA Markings to be Unveiled During “Warbirds in Review” at AirVenture 2017

  The Commemorative Air Force’s (CAF) newly restored Bell P-63A Kingcobra will join the “Warbirds in Review” program at the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA)  AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin between July 24th and 30th, 2017. The aircraft spent 16 years under restoration before flying again this spring at Atlanta Regional Airport – Falcon Field in Peachtree City, Georgia. The P-63, restored and operated[Read More…]