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The Fw 190 in Australia, shortly before the canopy was damaged. This aircraft is based upon the remains of an original Fw-190A-8, Wk.Nr. 173056, but contains significant sections built by Flugwerk. (photo via Phil Buckley)

Aussie Fw 190 – Repair Update

Butcher Bird Repairs by Phil Buckley The owner of Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-8 wk.nr. 173056, based in Albury, Australia, has given WarbirdsNews a recent progress update on the aircraft’s return to flight. As we learned earlier this year, the project suffered a setback when the fighter’s canopy malfunctioned during early testing (thankfully while the aircraft was on the ground). Instead of rolling back along the rails to[Read More…]

by September 22, 2016 7 comments Aircraft Restoration
Photo by Kevin Bailey

Warbirds will be Roaring over Tomball, Texas

PRESS RELEASE – The weekend event at Hooks Airport will be led by Texas Raiders – the famed B-17 Flying Fortress. Of the 12,731 B-17’s built across the US, only nine are currently flying— and Texas Raiders bristles with authentic machine guns and period-specific equipment. She will be joined by the twin-engine B-25 Mitchell bomber Devil Dog, the T-6 Texan[Read More…]

The Fighter Collection's Grumman F8F Bearcat sits beside their FG-1D Corsair on the tarmac at Duxford during the Meet the Fighters air show. The Bearcat opened the show paired up with a Hawker Fury. (photo by Donald Nijboer)

Duxford – Meet the Fighter Air Show

Duxford’s Meet the Fighters – Air Show Review by Donald Nijboer Celebrating the 80th year marking the formation of RAF Fighter Command, the Imperial War Museum’s Meet the Fighters air show over the weekend of September 10th/11th highlighted a wonderful selection of Royal Air Force fighters from World War I to the present day at Duxford aerodrome, near Cambridge, England. Unfortunately, Saturday was a[Read More…]

by September 21, 2016 0 comments Air Show Report, Airshow News
The Military Aviation Museum's P-40 captured by Douglas Glover during the 2015 workshop.

Blockbuster Lineup of Aircraft, WWII Veterans for CAF Atlanta Warbird Weekend

The CAF Atlanta Warbird Weekend (AWW) will present its largest lineup of  World War II veterans and aircraft for its third annual event at Dekalb-Peachtree Airport (KPDK) in Chamblee, Ga., Sept.24-25, 2016. Attendees will see eight Curtiss P-40 Warhawks among a total of 40 WWII warbirds on the grounds. More than 20 WWII veterans will participate, including Lt. Dick Cole,[Read More…]

by September 15, 2016 1 comment Commemorative Air Force, Press Releases
The National WWII Museum Named No. 4 Museum in the United States

The National WWII Museum Named No. 4 Museum in the United States

The National WWII Museum today announced it has been recognized as a winner in the 2016 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice™ awards for museums, ranking  No.4 in the nation and No.11 in the world. Other winners include The Metropolitan Museum of Art (No.1), Art Institute of Chicago (No.2), The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum (No.3) and Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum[Read More…]