By Jay Bess. When the CAF Dixie Wing travels to air shows, rides events and celebrations, our dedicated group of volunteers – mechanics, ground crew, pilots, ride sales and more – are lucky to hear some of the greatest stories of “why” someone wants to fly in our P-51 Mustang, SBD Dauntless or LT-6. Sometimes it’s a “bucket list” item[Read More...]
WarbirdsNews has some exciting news coming from the Smithsonian’s National Air & Space Museum, and some fantastic photographs to share with much thanks to NASM’s press officers. The restoration crew at the Paul E. Garber Restoration Facility in Silver Hill, Maryland has finished their work repairing the wings for the museum’s unique Heinkel He-219 A-2 Uhu, Wk.Nr.290202. In mid-July, the team prepared[Read More...]
By Luigino Caliaro, translated by Frank McMeicken and edited by WarbirdsNews Hawaii – Sunday December 7th, 1941 - the sky was clear, the temperature mild, and a light sea breeze was blowing. Breakfast was on the tables in many homes, while activity was slowly commencing at military scattered around the islands. Suddenly, a formation of inbound aircraft arrived from the North and broke the[Read More...]
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By Luigino Caliaro. Last year, the American warbird scene was marked by the arrival of a new restoration company on the world stage. Conrad Huffstutler’s Wild Warbirds took home both the Reserve Grand Champion WWII and the Gold Wrench Awards at the EAA’s AirVenture 2013 for their very first restored aircraft, an FM-2 Wildcat. Huffstutler is just 25 years of age, but has[Read More...]