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Name: Bertrand Brown
Date registered: April 23, 2011

Latest posts

  1. A Lockheed Constellation for Lewis Air Legends — April 18, 2015
  2. A new look for Bravo Bravo Aviation ! — April 11, 2015
  3. Lt. Col. Robert Hite ✝ — April 2, 2015
  4. Rollout ceremony for B-29 “Doc” at Kansas Aviation Museum — March 25, 2015
  5. Historic Flight Foundation Spitfire to tour England — March 16, 2015

Most commented posts

  1. Mid-air collision at Duxford — 29 comments
  2. Burmese Spitfires: are they really there? — 19 comments
  3. Burmese Spitfire excavation to start soon — 14 comments
  4. A Potez 63-11 will soon fly in Texas — 14 comments
  5. Anna Walker belly-lands Seafire in France — 13 comments

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Apr 18 2015

A Lockheed Constellation for Lewis Air Legends

Planes of Fame Air Museum’s Lockheed VC-121A Constellation has been sold to Lewis Air Legends of Texas who plans to restore the Aircraft to flying condition. This ‘Connie’ named ‘Bataan’ was the personal aircraft of General Douglas MacArthur Supreme Commander Allied Powers during the Korean War. We look forward to seeing it fly on the …

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Apr 11 2015

A new look for Bravo Bravo Aviation !

Bravo Bravo Aviation, editor of World Warbird News, is proud to present the new version of its website. The new website is better-looking and comes loaded with useful features, especially when viewed from a tablet or smartphone. We’ve also made improvements to the way orders are handled: not only are shipping fees are now calculated …

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Apr 02 2015

Lt. Col. Robert Hite ✝

Retired Lt. Col. Robert Hite, one of the last surviving Doolittle Tokyo Raiders, died at his home in Nashville, Tenn., on March 29, aged 95. Hite was the co-pilot on plane #16, dubbed “Bat Out of Hell,” during the April 18, 1942 mission to bomb Japan. Hite was captured by the Japanese in China following …

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Mar 25 2015

Rollout ceremony for B-29 “Doc” at Kansas Aviation Museum

More information on the rollout: Air Museum Network Warbirds News

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Mar 16 2015

Historic Flight Foundation Spitfire to tour England

Historic Flight Foundation’s Spitfire Mk IX SL633 will be heading for the UK this summer to participate in several events, notably those related to the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. The aircraft will attend several of the biggest British airshows of this season: Flying Legends and Royal International Air Tattoo in July, Humberside …

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Mar 14 2015

P-39 Airacobra “Miss Connie” returns to the skies

The CAF Central Texas Wing announced yesterday on its Facebook page that its P-39 Airacobra “Miss Connie” flew again, after a lengthy and major maintenance effort. The fighter is to be cleaned and repainted before resuming its airshow displays. “Miss Connie” is a Bell P-39Q Airacobra (serial number 42-19597)  which served in the USAAF during …

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Mar 13 2015

A quick word on ad blockers

If you’re using an ad-blocking plugin with your browser, you might have noticed that you are now invited to deactivate it when you visit World Warbird News. We believe an explanation is in order. Ads on websites can easily become irritating, if not outright annoying. This is why the ads on World Warbird News are …

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Mar 13 2015

EA-6B Prowler for Castle Air Museum

The California-based Castle Air Museum will be receiving an EA-6B Prowler later this month. The electronic warfare aircraft will arrive in flight on March 18, flown by a US Navy and Marine Corps crew. The Prowler comes from a test squadron based in NAS Patuxent River and will perform ceremonial fly-bys before landing and being …

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Mar 09 2015

Lt Col Dean Hess ✝

Lieutenant Colonel Dean Hess, who died on March 2, 2015 aged 97, was a Disciples of Christ Church minister who enlisted after the Pearl Harbor attack and flew 63 combat missions on the P-47 Thunderbolt during World War II. He was recalled to active duty in 1948 and saw further action during the Korean War. …

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Mar 06 2015

American Air Museum at Duxford closes for a year

Duxford, UK — The American Air Museum at Duxford has closed for a year to undergo a major redevelopment. The section of The Imperial War Museum (IWM) will be closed until spring 2016 while exhibitions and displays within the building are refurbished. As part of the work, the glazed wall will be removed from the …

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Mar 06 2015

Harrison Ford wounded in Ryan ST crash

Actor Harrison Ford was wounded in the crash of the Ryan ST-3KR that he was flying, when he attempted to land the aircraft on a golf course near Los Angeles. Ford’s life is not in danger and he should be able to make a full recovery, according to his press agent.

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Feb 24 2015

70+ aircraft for the World War II Victory Capitol Flyover in Washington, DC

In honor of the 70th Anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe), the Arsenal of Democracy is hosting a tribute to the men and women at home and abroad that made victory possible. A giant flyover of at least 70 aircraft is to take place over Washington DC on Friday, May 8, 2015. Such a …

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Feb 23 2015

Albatros D.Va, Sopwith Snipe and RAF S.E.5a for the World War 1 Aviation Heritage Trust

New aircraft will be joining the World War 1 Aviation Heritage Trust’s collection this year: an Albatros D.Va and Sopwith Snipe from New-Zealand in late spring, and will be followed later by a RAF S.E.5a. The WW1AHT intends “to provide an enduring flying collection of World War I Allied and German aircraft based in the …

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Feb 22 2015

Record-breaking F-16 Falcon retired and displayed in IAF museum

F-16 Fighting Falcon No 107 of the Israeli Air Force was retired and is now part o the collections of the IAF Museum located at the Hatzerim airbase in Negev. This aircraft holds the distinction of being the F-16 with the greatest number of air-to-air victories, with a total of 7. No 107 entered service …

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Feb 20 2015

Former Air Force One Lockheed Constellation “Columbine II” to fly again?

The Lockheed C-121 Constellation known as Columbine II, which flew President Dwight Eisenhower and had been stored at Manara Air Park in Arizona since its last flight in 2003, will shortly examined by Dynamics Aviation to evaluate whether it can be restored to airworthiness. Several parts are missing and will need to be found and …

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