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Charlie Brown takes the 'Bf-109' aloft for the first time following its restoration at Meier Motors in Eschbach, Germany. (photo Meier Motors via Jerry Yagen)

‘Messerschmitt Bf-109’ Airborne Again!

Meier Motors has another successful restoration under their belt with the first flight of Jerry Yagen’s ‘Messerschmitt Bf-109G-4’ on August 11th. Veteran warbird pilot and current RAF instructor, Flt.Lt. Charlie Brown was the lucky man at the controls. With over a thousand hours in Spitfires and hugely experienced in the Me-109, Charlie Brown was the perfect choice for taking the[Read More…]

The Military Aviation Museum's Hawker Hurricane takes flight at the 2014 Warbirds Over the Beach air show. (photo by Richard Mallory Allnutt)

Warbirds Over the Beach – May 15th-17th, 2015

WarbirdsNews has oft-touted this amazing event, but in case you needed a reminder the Warbirds Over the Beach air show will take place at the Military Aviation Museum in Pungo, Virginia this coming weekend (May 15th-17th). Friday, May 15th is the practice day, so the flying will be fairly informal, but every bit as exciting. There is also a steak dinner with[Read More…]

Air Show Report: Warbirds Over the Beach 2013

Air Show Report: Warbirds Over the Beach 2013

The aerial display portion of Warbirds Over the Beach 2013 was severely hampered by bad weather. While we surely would have liked to be able to see the full program, having travelled a fair distance to attend the show, as a result of the cancelled aerial events we had the opportunity to have lengthy conversations with our fellow aviation enthusiasts[Read More…]

De Havilland Mosquito performs a low pass of Virginia Beach airfield this morning for FAA Inspectors.
(Image Credit: Military Aviation Museum)

World’s Only Flying Mosquito Flew Today!

Regular readers of Warbirds News know we’ve been following the progress of Jerry Yagen and the Military Aviation Museum’s de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito, from its shipment from New Zealand to the announcement of its first public appearance. The plane has been being assembled over the past few weeks at the Military Aviation Museum’s facility in Virginia Beach, Virginia, with the[Read More…]

The Mosquito in the hanger, for more pics:

Mosquito Keeps Buzzing

The world’s only airworthy De Havilland Mosquito, FB.26 KA114, is returning home to Virginia Beach.  Its owner, Jerry Yagen, had sent it to Avspecs Ltd in New Zealand for restoration. Avspecs gave the Mosquito back its wings, transforming it into a flightworthy warbird once more.  Part of February was spent disassembling the rebuilt fighter-bomber.  It made its way home over[Read More…]