On December 2nd, as reported by Giornaledbrescia, the Associazione Volontari del Garda (Garda Volunteers Association) recovered the substantial remains of an Italian Air Force F-51D Mustang from Lake Garda in northern Italy. This aircraft crashed into the lake on August 7th, 1951 following engine problems, sadly taking the life of its pilot, Lt. Paolo Tito. The Garda Volunteers had originally rediscovered wreck in April,[Read More…]
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Like most of our readers, we at WarbirdsNews find the story of those WWII naval aviators who trained to fly from the make-shift aircraft carriers USS Sable and Wolverine on Lake Michigan absolutely fascinating. Almost equally intriguing are the more recent adventures in recovering some of the 100+ aircraft lost in the lake during those training exercises. A recent documentary called Heroes On[Read More…]
WarbirdsNews has received the latest XP-82 Twin Mustang restoration update from Tom Reilly at his workshop in Douglas, Georgia. Here’s what they’ve been up to this month! Wings/Ailerons/Flaps The final skinning and completion of the lower part of both outboard wings is now complete. The sheet metal team is doing the final fitting and riveting of the last outboard wing bulkhead.[Read More…]
WARBIRD RADIO – Tune in tonight as Matt Jolley interviews aviation author Gordon R. Page. His latest book Chasing Planes chronicles his adventures as a self described “airplane fanatic”. Gordon is no stranger to Warbird Radio LIVE, many of you know Gordon as the Director at the Spirit of Flight Center in Denver, Colorado. Gordon is also the author of Warbird Recovery[Read More…]
An ultra-rare Northrop Nomad is slowly emerging from the frigid waters of Lake Muskoka near Bracebridge, Ontario. The Nomad was an export version of a US Army Air Corps A-17A, a small number of which ended up with the Royal Canadian Air Force in WWII instead of their original customer in France, following that country’s seizure by Germany. None of the[Read More…]