P-40N Warhawk “Bonnie Kaye” first flight

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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 Fighter Grop “Burma Banshees” on its port side.  Lost in July 1945, this P-40N was recovered in the 1990s and bought in 2004 by Chris and Gail Kirchner who restored it.

More info and photos on Warbirds News.

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