Roger McCollester was a 21-year-old kid when he strapped on a B-24 and headed for a German town named Regensburg. And another nightmare mission was underway. Told as only a pilot in the middle of the bomber stream could tell it, readers will quickly understand why bomber pilots had a different kind of war than [...]
In a bizarre sequence of events, under orders, a P-61 Black Widow shoots down a B-29 Super Fort off of Iwo Jima. Arvid Shulenberger was at the controls of the night fighter turned Fort destroyer and in the October 2001 issue of Flight Journal, he tells, in his own words, how he came to shepherd [...]
The P-39 Airacobra, as featured in this issue, wasn’t the last in the line of the mid-engine Bell fighters. Its bigger brother, the Kingcobra, was never used in combat by the USAAF, but the Russians dearly loved its ground-pounding abilities. The Wylam drawing we’re offering is of killer quality and would frame beautifully. Enjoy! Click [...]
Aircraft ownership: Kurtis exploring the varied costs and entry points of flying for everyone from the weekend warrior to the rich and famous. Airpark living: When your driveway is a runway, life is good… and as airparks go, this place is Heavenly! Singles vs Twins: Are two engines really better than one?
Dream flight of a lifetime: Twenty pilots attend a T33 Silverstar ground school but only one will win a chance to actually fly it. Aeroshell Aerobatic Team: Raeleen goes flying with these rock stars of the air show circuit. Remote control aircraft: We visit the Joe Nall event, the “Oshkosh” of RC flying.
Triple Tree Aerodrome: A look at one of the most meticulously maintained grass runways anywhere at what we discovered to be a pure haven for lovers of aviation and the outdoors. Blue Angels’ Fat Albert: All aboard Fat Albert Airlines, the Blue Angels’ incredible USMC C130T. Yak 52W: Sara meets Peyton McCool and literally takes [...]
AOPA Summit: The annual event of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. LAPD: We take you inside the aerial unit of the Los Angeles Police Department to see how the world’s largest police fleet helps to catch bad guys. Red Bull Air Racer Pete McLeod: Jeff talks to the Red Bull Air Racer about life [...]