Tag Archive: Commemorative Air Force

May 28 2012

B-24 “Diamond Lil” slightly damaged in landing mishap

B-24 Diamond Lil

The Consolidated B-24 Liberator “Diamond Lil” was slightly damaged in an incident at Charlotte Douglas Airport in North Carolina last Saturday. The aircraft, which is operated by the Commemorative Air Force, was being used for tours and was carrying 16 people. At the end of one of the tours, the crew decided to abort the …

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Feb 05 2012

OY-1 Sentinel returns to the air

The OY-1 is the Navy's designation of the L-5 Sentinel. (Photo Jo Hunter)

A restored Stinson OY-1 Sentinel returned to the air after a 10-year restoration on January 16 at Franklin Municipal Airport. The aircraft was restored by the Commemorative Air Force Old Dominion Squadron at Franklin Municipal Airport.  The plan was to restore the plane to near-original condition as a Marine Observation Squadron 6 OY-1. Source

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Sep 28 2011

Kate replica makes a belly landing in Arizona

The B5N Kate replica. (Photo D. Miller (CC BY 2.0))

On Monday 26 September at 8:50 AM, the replica of a Japanese B5N “Kate” torpedo-bomber operated by the Tora! Tora! Tora! group of the Commemorative Air Force ran into engine trouble while returning to Texas from an airshow in Bullhead City. With his engine out, pilot Bill Fier immediately picked a cotton field near Thatcher, …

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Aug 28 2011

West Houston Squadron’s C-60A Lodestar flies again

Photo Sam Bulger

The West Houston Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force flew its C-60A Lodestar “Goodtime Gal” (s/n 2478) for the first time on August 26 after an eight-year restoration period. The flight crew for the flight was composed of Aubie Pearman (pilot), Stan Bloyer (copilot), Jim Placette (flight engineer) and Stan Turner (observer/scanner). Ulf Brynjestad acted …

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