Tag: United States of America

A-26 Invader “Silver Dragon” damaged in landing accident at Oshkosh

The A-26 Invader “Silver Dragon” was damaged in a landing accident in Oshkosh when the nose gear retracted upon touchdown. Fortunately the crew emerged unhurt but, despite appearances, the aircraft probably sustained substantial damage. Video: AirshowStuffVideos

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Nine P-40 to gather for AVG’s 75th anniversary in September

Nine Curtiss P-40 will attend the 3rd annual CAF Atlanta Warbird Weekend on September 24 & 25 for the 75th anniversary of the American Volunteer Group, better known as the “Flying Tigers”. This will be the largest gathering of P-40 in recent times. The event, hosted by the Dixie Wing, will take place at Dekalb-Peachtree …

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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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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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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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Flying Heritage Collection F6F Hellcat first flight

Flying Heritage Collection test flew their newly restored Grumman F6F-5N for the very first time on Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 with Steve Hinton at the controls. The Hellcat is their latest addition to the collection and will be flying for the 2013 season here at Paine Field in Everett, Washington. Source: fight2flyphoto on YouTube

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Tempest Mk II to be restored to airworthiness in Texas

Having arrived in Texas last October, Tempest Mk II MW404 should be restored to airworthiness over the next 5 years. The restoration could take longer as the exact state of preservation of the aircraft needs to be assesed. It will be powered by a Curtiss-Wright R-3350 engine, in remplacement of the original Bristol Centaurus. MW404 …

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Combat veteran A-26 Invader unveiled at NEAM

After a 9-year restoration process, the Douglas A-26C Invader s/n 43-22499 nicknamed “Reida Rae” was unveiled on October 6th at the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, CT. The aircraft flew combat missions with the 416th Bombardment Group of 9th Air Force in Europe from December 1944 to August 1945 (sic). Twelve 416th BG …

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Centaurus-engined Sea Fury flies again in California

The Hawker Sea Fury T.20 VX300/N924G flew again on September 25 at Ione, California, with Brian Sanders at the controls. The aircraft is powered by a Bristol Centaurus. Its restoration took 14 years and was carried out by Sanders Aeronautics. Source: Aeroplane Monthly

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Grumman F3F flies again

A rare Grumman F3F-2 flew again recentely at Sonoma Valley Airport in California, with pilot and restorer Chris Prevost at the controls.

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Fairey Firefly damaged in landing accident

Fairey Firefly AS.6 WB518 was damaged when its landing gear failed during its landing run at the Wings over Gillepsie airshow last Sunday. The pilot was able to exit the aircraft unharmed and the plane was described as “not being a total loss” by the meeting’s spokesperson. Source (with picture)

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Howard Pardue killed in the crash of his F8F Bearcat

Howard Pardue, a valued member of the warbird community was killed in the crash of his Grumman F8F Bearcat on April 4, 2012, shortly after taking off from Breckenridge, Texas. The aircraft reportedly crashed at the end of the runway and burst in flames, leaving no chance of survival to the pilot.

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Retired AH-1 Cobra crashes in Arizona

A retired AH-1 Cobra helicopter flown by the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation made a crash landing near Coolidge Municipal Airport in Arizona. The helicopter was being filmed for TV show “Top Gear Korea” and was hovering 150 to 200 ft above the ground when it went down for an unknown reason.

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A Potez 63-11 will soon fly in Texas

As incredible as it may appear, it is in Texas, in Harlingen precisely, that a Potez 63-11 will soon take to the air thanks to a man, a Frenchman established there for several dozen years, Jean-Marie Garric, already known for his modifications of Yak-11 into Yak-3.

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OY-1 Sentinel returns to the air

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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