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English wheeling one of the fairings. (photo via Tom Reilly)

XP-82 Twin Mustang – May, 2017 – Restoration Update

WarbirdsNews has received the latest XP-82 Twin Mustang restoration update from Tom Reilly at his workshop in Douglas, Georgia, and we thought you would all be pleased to see the latest progress! Electrical The restoration team is in the last phases of testing each electrical circuit. These are quite complicated systems in the XP-82 and also the first twenty B-model Twin Mustangs, which[Read More…]

Dorian Walker, Chairman of Friends of Jenny, flies the JN-4 Jenny, May, 4, 2017 at Bowling Green, Kentucky. The Curtiss JN-4 is possibly North America's most famous World War I aircraft. It was a twin-seat, student in front of instructor, dual-control biplane. Its tractor propeller and maneuverability made it ideal for initial pilot training. It was widely used during World War I to train begining pilots, with an estimated 95% of all trainees having flown a JN-4. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tristin English)

Curtiss JN-4D Jenny, Scott AFB Celebrate 100 Years of Service

The Curtiss JN-4D Jenny is possibly North America’s most famous World War I aircraft. It was a twin-seat, “student-in-front-of-instructor,” dual-control biplane. Its tractor propeller and maneuverability made it ideal for initial pilot training, and was widely used during World War I to train beginning pilots, with an estimated 95 percent of all trainees having flown a JN-4.In 1917, Congress allocated[Read More…]

by June 1, 2017 1 comment Warbirds News, WWI Events
Me 262 Rejoins Cosford’s German Aircraft Collection

Me 262 Rejoins Cosford’s German Aircraft Collection

The most advanced fighter aircraft of the Second World War, the Messerschmitt Me 262, has been transported by road to its new home at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford.  This particular aircraft, Messerschmitt Me 262A-2a Schwalbe (Swallow) can already be seen by members of the public in its dismantled condition within one of the Museum’s display hangars. The Me[Read More…]

Palm Springs Air Museum Flying High in 2017

Palm Springs Air Museum Flying High in 2017

By Scott and Lisa Plummer Live Music, food, beer and historic aviation – what more could you ask for? The long Memorial Day weekend at the Palm Springs Air Museum was a whirlwind of activity from celebration to serious remembrance packed into  just three days. The Air Museum is flying high at the conclusion of one of its most successful event seasons[Read More…]

Allied Jet Killers of World War 2

Allied Jet Killers of World War 2

In 2013, Warbird Digest Associate Editor & WarbirdsNews contributor Stephen Chapis interviewed World War II fighter pilots who had shot down Luftwaffe jets over Europe. These interviews were for a simple magazine article, but after hearing the stories from Dr. Roscoe Brown (332nd FG: 1 Me 262), Wayne Coleman (78th FG: 1 Me 262), and Huie Lamb (78th FG: 1 Me 262[Read More…]