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Lockheed L-1649A Super Star during the types introduction with Lufthansa in 1957. (photo via Wolfgang Bormann)

Lufthansa Lockheed L-1649A Super Star Restoration – Part 1

The Lockheed Constellation is one of the most iconic airliners ever built, and one could even go so far as to say it is one of the most beautiful aircraft ever designed. The Constellation still resonates strongly with today’s aviation enthusiasts as much as it must have when the type first entered service in the early 1940s. There were a number of[Read More…]

B-17 Rides in Seattle

B-17 Rides in Seattle

The Northwest flying season rumbles underway when the World War II-era, Boeing B-17 bomber, Aluminum Overcast, returns to the Museum for rides and ground tours June 10-12. The restored Flying Fortress is operated by the Experimental Aircraft Association, and is on a tour of the country to share the sights, sounds and in-flight experience of one of World War II’s[Read More…]

The Catalina on her takeoff run from Holland's famous man-made lake, the IJsselmeer. This aircraft went through a down-to-the-last-rivet restoration between 2000 and 2004. (photo by John Redeker)

Splashdown For World’s Oldest Flying Catalina

Once common in the skies just a couple of decades ago, there are sadly very few Consolidated PBY Catalinas flying these days, and almost none of them make water landings and take offs any more. Therefore it is wonderful to see one of them still active from the fourth element. WarbirdsNews is happy to present this news item by Philipp Prinzing[Read More…]

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Britain’s Tactical Air Power During the Second World War

The history of Britain’s tactical air power development during the Second World War has largely neglected the work done by Army Co-operation Command.  The Command was influential in developing the theoretical air support system used in the Western Desert, North Africa, and Europe and was responsible for trials conducted in the wake of the Battle of France, 1940.  Working closely[Read More…]

The locally-based, Pacific Theater combat veteran P-40N taking to the skies. (photo by Andreas Zeitler)

La Ferté-Alais 2016 – Air Show Report

Andreas Zeitler reports. France’s premier air show is held each year at Cerny aerodrome, close to the picturesque town of La Ferté-Alais, just a short distance from Paris. On clear days you can see the Eiffel tower from the plateau where this French vintage aviation haven lies. The event itself takes place during the weekend of Pentecost, fifty days after Easter, and thus the date[Read More…]

by May 26, 2016 1 comment Air Show Report, Airshow News