Tag: Collings Foundation

Collings Foundation F-4 Phantom II flies again

From Warbirds News: “The Collings Foundation‘s F-4 Phantom II is now the only flying example of its kind in North America. She took to the skies again in the capable hands of former US Air Force ‘Rhino’-driver Harry “D-Day” Daye at 10:50am local time on August 8th, 2017 from Ellington Field in Houston, Texas. Listed on the US civil registry as N749CF, the …

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B-17 “Shady Lady” flies again

As announced last month, the Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress “Shady Lady” has flown again and departed the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum in McMinnville, Oregon, to join the collection of the Collings Foundation. More information on Aerodynamic Media.

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First engine runs for B-17 Flying Fortress “Shady Lady”

The Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum has reported that the B-17G Flying Fortress “Shady Lady” (s/n 44-83785) recently ran its engines for the first time in 15 years. The bomber was acquired by the Collings Foundation in 2015 and should make its first flight soon. It will then be flown to the Collings Foundation in Stow, …

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Collings Foundation Spitfire Mk IX performs first post-restoration flights

Spitfire Mk IX BR601 of the Collings Foundation recently performed its first flights after restoration by the Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar. This aircraft is considered as the second production Mk IX and was restored accordingly.

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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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Collings Foundation acquires B-17 Flying Fortress, Bf 109, P-38 Lightning, and P-40 Warhawk

The Collings Foundation has announced that it has acquired several warbirds from the collection of the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum: Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress “Shady Lady” (s/n 44-83785), which is technically airworthy and should fly again in 2017. The foundation already operates a B-17, and this new arrival will make it possible for the “Wings of Freedom …

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UPF-7 Waco for the Collings Foundation

A 1940 Waco UPF-7 has been donated to the Collings Foundation’s flying history collection. This new aircraft will be available for flight experiences during the Collings Foundation 2015 Open House events in June, July and October. Source: Collings Foundation Newsletter

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Stephen Grey’s P-40B donated to Collings Foundation

As can be read in its latest newsletter, the Collings Foundation has received an extraordinary donation: the Curtiss P-40B Tomahawk s/n 41-13297 of Stephen Grey’s Fighter Collection It is the oldest flying P-40 and is also the last survivor of the Pearl Harbor attack. The aircraft is currently being shipped to the US where it …

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First flight of Collings Foundation Me 262

(Updated June 5) “White 1′, the Collings Foundation’s Messerschmitt Me 262 has flown on June 2, 2011, piloted by John Penney. The flight lasted half an hour and was successful. Pictures of the flight can be found on the Colling Foundation’s Facebook page and an in-cockpit video can be seen on Youtube (see below).

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