EAA AirVenture 2015: Exciting Announcements

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EAA has made some exciting announcements recently regarding featured aircraft and performers at AirVenture 2015. Of course AirVenture is always packed with special things, but here are some of the biggest unveils of late. USMC Harrier Demo AirVenture will be getting some additional jet noise thanks to the inclusion of the US Marine Corps’ AV-8B… Read more

2015 USAF Heritage Flight Conference Concludes Successfully

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Each year warbird pilots and USAF Air Combat Command demonstration pilots meet at Davis-Monthan AFB in Tucson, AZ to practice formation flying for the upcoming airshow season. This year’s conference included both the F-22 Raptor Demo Team and the F-16 Viper Demo Team, as well as a bunch of the nation’s most famous warbirds! Civilian… Read more

World’s Oldest Jet Returns to the US for Restoration

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The last remaining F-86A Sabre, serial number 48-178, the oldest flying jet in the world, was recently shipped to the US from its previous home in the UK. A North American collector purchased the Sabre from Golden Apple Operations who had based the aircraft out of Duxford, UK. It is currently at Heritage Aero, Inc.… Read more

A New Home and New Name for the Yankee Air Museum

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Exciting changes are in store for the Yankee Air Museum near Detroit! After a long campaign to “Save the Bomber Plant”, YAM has finalized the purchase of a portion of the former Willow Run Bomber Plant to act as the museum’s new home. The plant was used by Ford to produce thousands of B-24 Liberator… Read more

Nalls Aviation Adds Two Seat Harrier To Jet Warbird Fleet

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Last week, Art Nalls and Nalls Aviation made an extremely exciting announcement about their future plans. Art has managed to secure and purchase a two seat Harrier (from the UK) to join his already well known Sea Harrier and L-39 Albatros. The Nalls team does have plans for it to make airshow appearances in its… Read more

P-40B Tomahawk Suffers Gear Collapse On Landing

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Less than a week ago, we reported on two separate warbird incidents and tonight we unfortunately have another to report. Earlier today the Collings Foundation’s P-40B Tomahawk suffered a gear collapse on landing at New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport in Florida. A photo from the scene indicates that the aircraft appears to have sustained moderate… Read more

P-51 Mustang Forced To Make Belly Landing in Arizona

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The P-51 Mustang “Big Beautiful Doll” sustained some damage after being forced to make a belly landing at Phoenix-Gateway Airport yesterday in Arizona. The unnamed pilot was not hurt and immediately climbed from the cockpit to inspect the damage. This is the second warbird mishap of the day following Bill Leff’s unrelated engine failure incident… Read more

Thunder Over Michigan 2015- “Bombertown USA”

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The theme “Bombertown USA” for the 2015 Thunder Over Michigan airshow has been announced. Scheduled to be held August 29th-30th, 2015, Thunder over Michigan each year puts on a great display of warbirds, military jets and civilian performers. It seems likely with today’s announcement that warbird fans will be delighted with the lineup! The U.S.… Read more