Warbird Operators Plan Special Flyovers To Mark 75th Anniversary Of WWII Victory This Friday

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UPDATE: Some flyovers have been pushed back due to weather. Be sure to check our forums for details! ORIGINAL POST: Although airshows across the country are currently grounded, flyovers have become a major event in recent weeks. Now, some air museums and warbird operators are launching some flyovers of their own. On Friday, May 8th,… Read more

C-54 “Spirit of Freedom” Heavily Damaged By Storm

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The C-54 Skymaster named “Spirit of Freedom” has been severely damaged by strong storms that came as part of a severe weather break out across the Southeastern US yesterday and today. The storms have killed at least 19 people and damaged countless structures including several hits on airports. The aircraft is operated by the non-profit… Read more

World’s Only Flying Sea Harriers Looking For A New Home (Updated)

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Update: Owner Art Nalls has posted his comments on the sale: By now, many of you know that Courtesy Aircraft is marking the Harriers. BOGO, plus one. The entire stable is for sale, including spares, support equipment, manuals, and expert advice and training – for a while. I’m still a CFI and can still pass… Read more

One Dead After Warbird Crashes During Florida Airshow Practice (Updated)

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Update (11/2/19) – The name of the pilot has been released to the public. Dr. Joe Masessa was the sole occupant of the aircraft at the time of the crash. He owned the Mohawk and performed at airshows under the “Mohawk Airshows” brand. Although organizers attempted to continue the show, weather eventually forced the cancellation… Read more

Step Up Your Flying With Some Jet Time From Victory Flight Training

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Almost every private pilot dreams of some turbine time in their logbook; cranking a nimble tactical jet through aerobatics and extreme G forces. Victory Flight Training offers the opportunity to do just that, and they’re ready to get you in the cockpit. More than just a joyride-for-hire operation (although let’s face it, there’s a lot… Read more

Fatalities Reported After B-17 Flying Fortress Crashes In Connecticut

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A WWII-era B-17 Flying Fortress bomber crashed this morning while attempting to land at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut. Sadly, several people on board have died and others are injured, some critically. The aircraft is a total loss; photos from the scene show only the tail and a wing tip as recognizable following… Read more

D-Day Squadron To Kick Off Epic Journey With Statue Of Liberty Flyover

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Members of the D-Day Squadron, a group of US-based DC-3s and C-47s heading to Europe to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day in June, are preparing for some special festivities before their epic transatlantic journey. Eleven of the participating aircraft will be gathering in Oxford, Connecticut this week for a series of events to kick… Read more

Pilot Killed In Flying Wing Crash Identified

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Photo Courtesy of Planes of Fame Air Museum The pilot killed in Monday’s N9M Flying Wing crash has been identified as David Vopat. He was flying the one-of-a-kind aircraft near its home base in Chino, CA when it crashed into a prison yard in nearby Norco. You can read more about the N9M in our… Read more

Last Surviving N9M Flying Wing Crashes in California; Pilot Killed

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Photo Courtesy of Jeff Cook / Live~N~Loud Photography Update: The pilot has been identified. The last remaining example of a Northrop N9M Flying Wing prototype crashed near Chino, California today, taking the life of the pilot, whose name is being withheld for now. The aircraft was owned and operated by the Planes of Fame Air… Read more

2019 US Navy Legacy Flight Schedule Released

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The Navy Legacy Flight Foundation has released a schedule of their shows for 2019. However, not every show will include a Hornet or Super Hornet demo team aircraft in the flight. As we have previously discussed, the Legacy Flight program is being expanded this year to include E/A-18G Growlers, T-45 Goshawks, and T-6B Texan IIs… Read more