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Name: Bertrand Brown
Date registered: April 23, 2011

Latest posts

  1. Dewoitine D.26 accident in Switzerland — August 21, 2016
  2. Scotty Wilson killed in Bugatti 100P crash — August 8, 2016
  3. First flight for Hangar10’s rare Messerchmitt Bf 109G-12 — August 6, 2016
  4. Canadian Harvards recovered from Great Lakes — August 5, 2016
  5. A-26 Invader “Silver Dragon” damaged in landing accident at Oshkosh — July 27, 2016

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  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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Aug 21 2016

Dewoitine D.26 accident in Switzerland

A Dewoitine D.26 overran the runway and flipped on its back yesterday during the Wittingsburg airshow yesterday at 5:30 PM. The pilot emerged unharmed. The aircraft involved appears to be Dewoitine D.26 HB-RAG, which was returned to flight in 2010 and was purchased bu Hangar 31 in May 2015. Source: Le Nouvelliste

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Aug 08 2016

Scotty Wilson killed in Bugatti 100P crash

Scotty Wilson, test pilot of the Bugatti 100P replica and leader and mentor of the group, was killed last Saturday during the 3rd test flight of the aircraft shortly after take-off. “Scotty’s aviation career spans six decades and nearly 11,000 hours in everything from Cubs to F-16s.  After a thirty-year Air Force career, Scotty transitioned to …

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Aug 06 2016

First flight for Hangar10’s rare Messerchmitt Bf 109G-12

Hangar10’s Messerschmitt Bf 109G-12, a Hispano Aviación Buchón restored to the G-12 standard by Meier Motors using an original DB 605 engine, made its first flight on August 4 with Charlie Brown at the controls. This rare twin-seat variant of the German fighter will be used to train Bf 109 and Buchón pilots. Source: Hangar10

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Aug 05 2016

Canadian Harvards recovered from Great Lakes

The Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association plans on recovering elements of a North American Harvard that fell in Lake Erie in 1943. On June 19, 1943, student pilot William Charles Smith of the RAF buzzed a passenger ship on Lake Erie and entered into a steep turning climb to avoid the ship. The 17-year old pilot …

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Jul 27 2016

A-26 Invader “Silver Dragon” damaged in landing accident at Oshkosh

The A-26 Invader “Silver Dragon” was damaged in a landing accident in Oshkosh when the nose gear retracted upon touchdown. Fortunately the crew emerged unhurt but, despite appearances, the aircraft probably sustained substantial damage. Video: AirshowStuffVideos

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Jul 26 2016

Video: air-to-air footage of B-29 Doc’s first flight

Scott Slocum has posted on Vimeo some great air-to-air footage of B-29 Doc’s first flight as seen from the chase plane. Play it in HD and full-screen mode to enjoy fully!  

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Jul 21 2016

Nine P-40 to gather for AVG’s 75th anniversary in September

Nine Curtiss P-40 will attend the 3rd annual CAF Atlanta Warbird Weekend on September 24 & 25 for the 75th anniversary of the American Volunteer Group, better known as the “Flying Tigers”. This will be the largest gathering of P-40 in recent times. The event, hosted by the Dixie Wing, will take place at Dekalb-Peachtree …

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Jul 17 2016

B-29 “Doc” has flown

As scheduled, the Boeing B-29 Superfortress “Doc” flew today in Wichita, Kansas. It is one of only two airworthy B-29 in the world, the other being “FiFi”, which is flown by the Commemorative Air Force.

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Jun 23 2016

Two aviation legends pass away: David Thatcher and “Punchy” Powell

David J. Thatcher, one of the two remaining survivors of the famous Doolittle Raid, passed away on June 22, 2016 in Missoula, Montana. “Dick” Cole, a close friend of Thatcher, is now the sole surviving member of the group of 80 men who attacked Japan on 18 April 1942. Although such honours are rarely accorded …

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Jun 21 2016

No warbird to be destroyed for “Dunkirk” movie

On June 12, we wrote about a rumour suggesting that Christopher Nolan was planning to destroy a warbird for his movie “Dunkirk”. It would appear that the rumour is untrue: France 3 Nord-Pas-de-Calais, a French local news channel, has indicated that a Spitfire replica has been delivered in Dunkirk and that this is the “warbird” …

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Jun 20 2016

CWHM Lysander damaged in off-airport landing

Our Lysander had engine difficulty and performed an off airport landing. Crew dispatched maintenance to retrieve A/C pic.twitter.com/jm0LBSM3cp — CWH Museum (@CWHM) June 18, 2016 The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum’s Westland Lysander Mk III (s/n 2363, C-GCWL) was damaged in an emergency landing in a field following engine failure near Cayuga, Ontario, on June 18. …

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Jun 16 2016

Videos: First flight for Collings Foundation’s TF-51 “Toulouse Nuts”

Videos: Gary Norville via Facebook The Collings Foundation’s TF-51 Mustang “Toulouse Nuts” has made its first post-restauration flight. It is one of only three surviving TF-51 Mustangs, and is painted in its original markings of the 167th Fighter Squadron of the West Virginia Air Guard in the 1950s. Sources: Florida Warbirds Collings Foundation  

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Jun 12 2016

Will Christopher Nolan destroy a warbird for his movie Dunkirk?

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A rumour that originated from the Indie Revolver website has been agitating warbird fans for the past few days: it is suggested that Warner Bros. has spent $5 millions for a warbird that will be used and destroyed for Christopher Nolan’s movie Dunkirk, due to appear in July 2017. The warbird is thought to be …

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Jun 11 2016

First flight of the Letecké muzeum Kbely Morane-Saulnier BB replica

Source: EarlyAero.com

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Jun 11 2016

Spiros “Steve” Pisanos †

The American ace of Greek origin Spiros Pisanos, known as “Steve” or the “Flying Greek”, passed away on June 6, aged 96. He was credited with 10 confirmed aerial victories during World War II and received 33 decorations and distinctions during his career as a fighter pilot, which lasted until 1974. Born in Greece in …

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