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Battle of Britain Day

Sep 26, 2011 No Comments

Dr. Alfred Price, a UK-based historian and respected author gives us yet another view of the Battle of Britain, including inside information on the aircraft and tactics. Lots of terrific color photos of the Spitfire, Hurricane, Messerschmitt and more Read it Now

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OnLine Free Artwork! Spitfire MK. II

Sep 26, 2011 1 Comment

A downloadable, vintage line-drawing of the Spitfire Mk. II by the fabulous William Wylam is available Click Here

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Flying the F8 Crusader

Sep 26, 2011 No Comments

F-8 Crusader pilots are a breed unto themselves who share an intense camaraderie based on the firm conviction that they flew the finest, and probably last, dogfighter ever built. Rear Adm. Paul Gillcrist, USN (Ret.) logged over 2,000 hours in the type, and he puts us in the cockpit for a lighthearted tour of what [...]

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Aerial Firebombers

Aug 27, 2011 No Comments

  August of 2001 saw us riding along with photographer/writer Ted Carlson as he flew in an entirely different theater of combat than what’s usually seen in Flight Journal: forest fire fighting. The enemy was no less lethal than the Axis powers and when the Grumman S-2F Trackers and helicopters of the California Department of [...]

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The Tomcat’s Tale

Aug 22, 2011 No Comments

Continued from Tailview in the December 2007 issue of Flight Journal The Tomcat’s Tale By Tony Holmes   F-14A BuNo. 162594 had given the Navy almost 17 years of frontline service by the time it met its premature demise when it slammed into the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico on the evening of [...]

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PBY Catalina Free Online Artwork

Jul 27, 2011 No Comments

Wylam drawings are pure art and this set, which can be downloaded free, features most of the variations of the beautiful little F4B/P-12. Click here

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Tailview: In the Interest of History

May 25, 2011 No Comments

As editor-in-chief for 14 years and counting, Flight Journal has been more than a magazine to me. It is a portal through which pass the most interesting people with some of the most interesting stories in the world. I’m an airplane guy through and through, and I love the world these guys have helped create. [...]

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The Day I Shot Myself Down

Apr 27, 2011 No Comments

  Some days you just can’t win for losing, as F-14 test pilot, Pete Purvis found out much to his chagrin. Go to FlightJournal.com and read how a test shot of a Sparrow missile went severely wrong and 39 seconds later, he and his RIO were hanging in their parachutes. Not a good day! Click [...]

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