Sole Survivors: August Issue

Martha’s Vineyard’s Workin’ Wacos

The Boy Next Door Goes to War

Mission into Darkness

World War II Trainers – The Ace Makers

My Target is What?! Embarrassing Non-shootdowns

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Gallery: Laird LCW-300

Gallery: Laird LCW-300

One of the more exciting periods of aviation development was also the darkest period in America’s financial history. A completely contradictory statement to be sure, but one has only to look at the decade beginning in 1929 to see that the roots of American aviation were, for some unknown reason, wildly nurtured by the black […]
Event News! EAA Spirit of Aviation Week

Event News! EAA Spirit of Aviation Week

All this week, EAA will showcase the entire spectrum of flight virtually during its Spirit of Aviation Week. With online forums and workshops, exclusive interviews with aviation legends, “learn to fly” discussions and much more, the Spirit of Aviation Week is something every airplane enthusiast can look forward to. “Nothing can replace the Oshkosh experience […]

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Need a Hobby? Build a Life-Size Replica!

Need a Hobby? Build a Life-Size Replica!

Almost every aviation enthusiast has built a few models of their favorite planes, but Canadian Ian Baron takes his modeling to a new level! So far, he has made four replicas of different types of planes used during world wars, all made from recycled bits and parts. Baron manages to create such huge replicas by […]
In the Hangar with Legend Aircraft [VIDEO]

In the Hangar with Legend Aircraft [VIDEO]

Go behind the scenes with the Experimental Aircraft Channel on their visit to Legend Aircraft, home of light-sport, certified versions of the venerable Piper Cub, including the MOAC (Mother of All Cubs)! Legend Cubs use the same basic airframe design as the Piper original with a few enhancements, such as an enlarged the cockpit space […]

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B-25 8-Gun Strafer Nose Restoration

B-25 8-Gun Strafer Nose Restoration

The good folks at the B-25 History Project have a new restoration underway: a rare 8-gun “strafer” nose that only a few restored B-25s are outfitted with. Interestingly, this nose configuration was only a modification–no B-25s were originally outfitted with it–and these nose types were mainly used in the Pacific Theater, where pilots had an […]
The P-51 Mustang — Behind the Wings

The P-51 Mustang — Behind the Wings

One of the most iconic warbirds in history, the P-51 Mustang is loved by pilots young and old. Seen at countless airshows across the country, more than 15,000 Mustangs were built and used during WWII and the Korean War. They were flown by the Tuskegee Airmen, set world records and defined American air superiority in […]

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Kratos XQ-58A Valkyrie

Kratos XQ-58A Valkyrie

For nearly 20 years, the United States Air Force (USAF) has been focused on anti-terror operations in uncontested airspace. Now, as America transitions its focus away from the “War on Terror” toward potential near-peer conflicts, the US is looking to pull a page out of its own World War II playbook by building inexpensive combat […]
Operation Moolah

Operation Moolah

During the Korean War, Operation Moolah was an effort by United States Air Force (USAF) to obtain (through defection), a fully capable Soviet MiG-15 jet fighter. Communist forces introduced the MiG-15 to Korea on November 1, 1950. USAF pilots reported that the performance of the MiG-15 was superior to all United Nations (UN) aircraft, including […]

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P-39 Airacobra: Up Close and Personal [VIDEO]

P-39 Airacobra: Up Close and Personal [VIDEO]

For over 20 years, Pioneer Aero Limited, based at Armore Aerodrome in Auckland, have been one of New Zealand’s (and the world’s), foremost restorers of Second World War aircraft. In this video, director Paul McSweeny discusses the Bell P-39 Airacobra restoration that Pioneer is on the verge of completing for Jerry Yagen’s Warbirds Aviation Museum […]
The Last “Spooky” Retires

The Last “Spooky” Retires

The U.S. Air Force has sent the last AC-130U “Spooky” gunship to the Boneyard, capping a career spanning three decades. The gunship, named “Gunslinger,” was sent to the Arizona desert for what is likely a one-way trip. Another of the heavily armed transport planes, “Big Daddy,” earned a coveted black letter for excellence and a […]
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