Tag: AirCorps Aviation

Dakota Air Territory Museum’s P-47D Thunderbolt 42-27609 flies again

Following a lengthy restoration period by AirCorps Aviation, Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt serial number 42-27609 took to the skies again on 16 May 2023 in Bemidji, Minnesota. The first flight was a success and was flown by Bernie Vasquez, with Warren Pietsch and Ben Redman flying chase in P-51D Mustang “Miss Kitty III”. The aircraft belongs to …

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First post-restoration flight for P-51C Mustang “Lope’s Hope 3rd”

The P-51C-10-NT Mustang “Lope’s Hope 3rd” made its first post-restoration flight on October 17 after being restored by AirCorps Aviation. The flight was made with pilot Warren Pietsch at the controls. The aircraft, serial number 43-24907, was used for training during World War II and did not see combat. It carries the colours of s/n 42-103585 …

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“Tuskegee Airmen” P-51C flies again

The P-51C “Tuskegee Airmen” operated by the CAF Red Tail Squadron was damaged eight months ago in a landing accident in Dallas, TX. The aircraft was taken to AirCorps Aviation for repairs and flew again on December 1st with Doug Rozendaal at the controls.Rozeendaal reported that “there were no issues with the test flight and …

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AirCorps Aviation launches AirCorps Library, an online warbird manuals and blueprints catalog

AirCorps Aviation recently launched AirCorps Library, an online library/catalog of over 500,000 warbird and legacy aircraft blueprints and manuals which can be accessed and printed anywhere in high definition. The catalog can be searched by part number or description. AirCorps Aviation’s goal is to provide “an affordable membership to share resources that will help promote, …

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