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10 Facts about the B-21 Raider

10 Facts about the B-21 Raider

Named in honor of the Doolittle Raid of World War II, Northrop Grumman’s B-21 Raider was unveiled December 2, 2022 in Palmdale, Calif., marking the first time the world’s first sixth-generation aircraft was seen by the public. When delivered to the Air Force, the B-21 will join the nation’s strategic triad as a visible and […]
Craig Hutain, Gifted Warbird Pilot

Craig Hutain, Gifted Warbird Pilot

We at Flight Journal were saddened to hear the news about Craig Hutain, who lost his life in the Wings Over Dallas airshow crash. A pilot for “Tora, Tora, Tora!” air shows, Hutain was an icon in the WW II warbird community and had more than 34,000 flight hours in over 100 aircraft types. Hutain […]

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DeHavilland  DH84 Dragon

DeHavilland DH84 Dragon

Many British and Commonwealth air routes were established by airlines using de Havilland’s 6-passenger seat, twin-engine biplane, the DH84 Dragon. The Dragon’s first flight (November 1932) pre-dated the better-known DH89 Dragon Rapide (or Dominie in military service) by two years, although both aircraft made their maiden flights at the DH airfield of Stag Lane in […]

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Unusual Attitude Training at Stallion 51

Unusual Attitude Training at Stallion 51

Unusual Attitude Training (UAT), a division of Stallion 51 Flight Operations at the Kissimmee Gateway Airport (KISM), has added a second Aero Vodochody L-39 Albatross jet to its fleet of upset prevention and recovery training (UPRT) aircraft. “Throughout my many years of experience in the personal and corporate aviation worlds, many pilots are closer to […]
New Book: “Of Good Courage”

New Book: “Of Good Courage”

Of Good Courage is a riveting look into the extraordinary story of Merle D. Green and the airmen who flew the B-17, Green Hornets. Based on recently discovered documents, international research efforts, previously unknown eyewitness accounts and material obtained from an archive of family memories, keepsakes, and legend, this great, never-before-told story, where soldiers of […]

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WW II Vet Takes to the Air in SBD Dive Bomber

WW II Vet Takes to the Air in SBD Dive Bomber

WW II veteran Dick Miralles slid into the gunner’s seat of the SBD Dauntless Dive Bomber almost as easily as he did 80 years ago in the South Pacific. Miralles, 98, was reliving his wartime experience in a restored SBD operated by CAF Airbase Georgia in Peachtree City. Miralles flew in the rear, or gunner, […]
Budd Davisson to join the EAA Homebuilders Hall of Fame

Budd Davisson to join the EAA Homebuilders Hall of Fame

Budd Davisson of Phoenix, Arizona, contributing editor for Flight Journal and known worldwide for his extensive writings on homebuilt aircraft, aerobatic flight, and aviation safety, will be honored by the Experimental Aircraft Association on November 10 with his induction to the EAA Homebuilders Hall of Fame. Davisson is one of five individuals to be honored […]

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Defender  of the  Reich: WW II as seen by a Luftwaffe Ace

Defender of the Reich: WW II as seen by a Luftwaffe Ace

Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring was in rare form, his eyes full of fire as he faced one of the better known of Germany’s aces, Oberst Walther Dahl. “Göring’s reply astonished even me,” Dahl remembered. “In the presence of pilots with heads, arms and legs in plaster, he yelled: ‘You cowards! Now I know why your Geschwader […]
What They Wore

What They Wore

The P-47 Thunderbolt pilot of 1945 wore and carried lots of stuff, and little of it gave meaning to the military term “uniform.” At Metz, France, in January 1945, the group and squadron commanders of the “Hell Hawks” 365th Fighter Group posed in their gear in front of a wrecked Luftwaffe Focke-Wulf 190. The men […]
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