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Evolution of the Breed – The Curtiss P-40

Evolution of the Breed – The Curtiss P-40

By the early 1930s, the Army Air Corps was no longer interested in the “ancient technology” of biplane fighters. For a very short while, the Army Air Corp thought they had the ultimate fighter on their hands. The P-40 was sleek and fast and carried an assortment of machine guns above its nose and in […]
The new generation of warbird  pilots, restorers & mechanics

The new generation of warbird pilots, restorers & mechanics

Science-fiction writer and aeronautical engineer Robert Heinlein famously said, “A generation which ignores history has no past—and no future.” Warbird aircraft have been a part of American life since airplanes were adapted for warfare during World War I. Almost immediately afterward, the newly-surplus “war birds” that a few years before had served as fighters, bombers […]

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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 […]

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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 […]
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 […]

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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 […]
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, […]
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