Tag Archive: First Flight

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 11 2016

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

Source: EarlyAero.com

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May 23 2016

CAF SoCal PBJ-1J Mitchell flies again after a 23-year restoration

After a 23-year restoration by the Southern California Wing of the Commemorative Air Force, “Semper Fi”, the world’s only airworthy PBJ-1J Mitchell, flew again on May 15 in Ventura. Visit the CAF SoCal’s website for more information and photos.

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Mar 04 2016

Catalina flies again in New-Zealand

Catalina takes offAnd we’re off!!! Here’s a video of the Catalina Flying Boat taking off on its first flight in four years after a major refurbishment. See the Catalina’s first major display since the refurbishment at Warbirds Over Wanaka 2016! Posted by Warbirds Over Wanaka on Monday, February 29, 2016 The New Zealand Catalina Preservation …

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Feb 09 2016

Final flight for Museum of Flight’s Boeing 727

After a 25-year restoration, the first Boeing 727 is to make a final flight when it will be flown from Paine Field where it is being restored to Seattle’s Museum of Flight, where it will be displayed along with the Boeing 737 and 747 prototypes. A special permit was required for this unique flight , …

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Jan 20 2016

P-40N Warhawk “Bonnie Kaye” first flight

(Photo via warbirdsocala.com)

On 11 January 2016, the P-40N Warhawk “Bonnie Kaye” made its maiden flight in Ocala, Florida, after a lengthy restoration. The pilot for the first flight was Mike Burke, who made several flights and reported everything was fine. The aircraft is a veteran of the Aleutians campaigns, but carries the famous skull of the 80th …

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Jan 04 2016

Fantasy of Flight TP-40N flies again after four and a half years

Fantasy of Flight’s Curtiss TP-40N Warhawk has flown again after four and a half years. Kermit Weeks report on Fantasy of Flight’s YouTube channel: If you’ll remember, the last time I flew it, FOUR AND A HALF YEARS AGO, the landing gear didn’t want to come up so I immediately put it down and landed …

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Dec 13 2015

Old Rhinebeck Ryan NYP “Spirit of St Louis” replica has flown

The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome Ryan NYP replica flew on December 5. The aircraft is said to be the most accurate replica ever built of the Ryan NYP “Spirit of St Louis” flown non-stop by Charles Lindbergh from New York to Paris in May 1927. The maiden flight was made by Ken Cassens and went as …

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Oct 10 2015

Rare F-86A Sabre flies again

North American F-86A Sabre 48-0178, the only airworthy F-86A Sabre and one of the oldest jets still flying, has returned to the skies this week in Rockford, Illinois, with Paul Wood at the controls. The aircraft was previously operated in the UK by the Golden Apple Trust and returned to the USA earlier this year …

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Oct 04 2015

Blériot XI-2 replica gets airborne in Norway

Øyvind Ellingsen, the chairman of Warbirds of Norway, recently took his new Blériot XI-2 replica for a short hop. The aircraft, equipped with a 110 hp Le Rhone rotary engine, was built by Craftlab workshop in Austria and is a replica of  “Nordsjøen”, the aircraft used by Trygve Gran, the first person to fly across the …

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Sep 17 2015

Fokker D.VIII replica with original Gnome engine flies at Old Rhinebeck

Brian Coughlin flew his Fokker D.VIII replica equipped with an original 160-hp rotary Gnome engine at Old Rhinebek Aerodrome last weekend. Coughlin built the aircraft in the early 1990s before selling it to Kermit Weeks’ Fantasy of Flight. He purchased the aircraft back in July of this year and equipped it with an overhauled Gnome …

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Aug 20 2015

First flight for Bugatti 100P

The Bugatti 100P built by The Bugatti 100P Project flew for the first time today. The flight was only a short hop meant to confirm the aircraft’s characteristics and handling and was made by Scotty Wilson, who reported the aircraft handled well on all axis. It flew at an altitude of 100 ft and reached 110 knots. …

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Aug 16 2015

Video: Messerscmitth Bf 109G-2 test flight at Meier Motors

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Aug 12 2015

Messerschmitt Bf 109G flies in Germany

The Messerschmitt Bf 109G D-FOON belonging to The Fighter Factory has been restored to airworthiness by Meier Motors and made it maiden flight yesterday with Charlie Brown at the controls. Another test flight took place today, and in-flight photos were taken.

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Jul 17 2015

Oldest surviving Fairey Swordfish flies again

The oldest surviving Fairey Swordfish Mk I, W5856, has returned to the skies after twelve years of absence. The aircraft was mostly restored by the team of engineers on the Royal Navy Historic Flight based at RNAS Yeovilton. The aircraft, which made its maiden flight in 1941, has been repainted in the colour scheme of 820 Naval …

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