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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…]

The CAF P-40 Warhawk.Photo by Glenn Watson

CAF Living Aviation History Day Features “Flying Tigers” in March

The American Volunteer Group (AVG), known as the “Flying Tigers,” successfully battled the Japanese in the sky under the command of Gen. Claire Chenault before the United States entered World War II. The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing Warbird Museum will feature the story of the Flying Tigers in the next Living Aviation History Day series at 11 a.m.[Read More…]

Collings Foundation Receives Former Tuskegee PT-19A Project

Collings Foundation Receives Former Tuskegee PT-19A Project

The Collings Foundation of Stowe, MA has received a 1944 Fairchild M-62A (PT-19A) s/n 9504AE, AAC 43-31512 requiring restoration. This particular aircraft was one of 477 built under license by the Aeronca Aircraft Corporation of Middletown, Ohio during WWII and delivered to the Army Air Corps on February 6, 1944. This particular PT-19A was assigned to the Primary Pilot Training[Read More…]

Vintage Wings of Canada’s Spitfire Update

Vintage Wings of Canada’s Spitfire Update

By Dave O’Malley In 1967, just 22 years after the end of the Second World War, when the producers of the epic motion picture Battle of Britain contracted with the legendary Group Captain Hamish Mahaddie, RAF to wrangle extant Spitfires from across the United Kingdom, there were only 14 airworthy examples in the world — from a full production run[Read More…]

The beautiful silhouette of the Bell P-63 Kingcobra. (Photo by John Willhoff)

CAF Dixie Wing P-63A Flies!

By Moreno Aguiari & Stephen Chapis After more than 40 years since it’s last flight, 16 years of restoration, being affected by the Mississippi River flood of 1993 and countless man hours by the dedicated volunteers of the CAF Dixie Wing, the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing Bell P-63A-6 Kingcobra serial number 42-68941 flew for the first time on[Read More…]