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A Tale of Two Mules

A Tale of Two Mules

It has been said that an Army travels on its stomach—and depends on its ammo. This is another way of saying that, although the Quartermaster Corps is probably the most mundane and unheralded segment of any military, it should share top billing with the most elite of the frontline combat troops. If the Quartermaster Corps […]
Brunner-Winkle Bird Model A Biplane

Brunner-Winkle Bird Model A Biplane

It’s a Bird… It’s a Plane… No wait, it’s a Bird Biplane. In 1929, Brunner-Winkle had a hit with their Bird model-A biplane, but by the end of the 1920s, even the seemingly inexhaustible supply of surplus Curtiss OX-5 engines had begun to dry up. Airframe manufacturers were scrambling to find new engines, and at […]

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Steve Hinton is a fixture in the world of warbirds, performing at air shows around the world for more than 35 years in 150 different types of aircraft.

Steve Hinton is a fixture in the world of warbirds, performing at air shows around the world for more than 35 years in 150 different types of aircraft. (Photo courtesy AFHFF)

Steve Hinton’s Super Bowl Flyover

Steve Hinton of the Air Force Heritage Flight program flew the P-51 during the Super Bowl’s historic Heritage Flight celebrating the U.S. Air Force’s 80th anniversary. From restoring and rebuilding more than 40 vintage aircraft, to Hollywood blockbusters, and the upcoming Super Bowl LVI flyover in Los Angeles, he has cemented his legacy in the […]
“The Return of the Hurricane” [VIDEO]

“The Return of the Hurricane” [VIDEO]

A 21-year-old video documentary detailing the restoration and eventual return to airworthiness of Sir Tim Wallis’ Second World War Hawker Hurricane warbird, has been located and resurrected from near extinction by the Historical Aviation Film Unit (HAFU). The aircraft, Hurricane P3351, was built in early 1940 and during the summer of that year saw action […]

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Sun ‘n Fun: April 5-10

Sun ‘n Fun: April 5-10

Pilots worldwide are planning their flights and revving their engines. Their course is set with one destination in mind: SUN ‘n FUN at Lakeland Linder International Airport located in sunny Lakeland, Florida! As the aviation community comes together April 5th through the 10th, we encourage you to join them, pack your pilot bag, and for […]
Mustang Ace of Aces

Mustang Ace of Aces

P-40s in the Pacific When the U.S. entered WW II after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, George Preddy was completing his flying training with the USAAF at Elgin Field, Florida. He graduated as a qualified pilot five days later. He was assigned to the 9th Pursuit Squadron of the 49th Pursuit […]

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North American Aviation X-15 Space Age Pioneer

North American Aviation X-15 Space Age Pioneer

The experimental X-15 carried the first human into the weightless realm above. Devoid of the oxygen essential to life, space is defined as beginning at an altitude of 62 miles. Many of the 199 missions (each was brief) penetrated the inky black boundary of outer space. Eight of the dozen X-15 pilots were ultimately awarded […]
Inner Workings of a P-51D

Inner Workings of a P-51D

If you’ve ever wondered about the inner workings of a warbird, this is must-see TV! Take an in-depth look inside a WW II P-51D fighter with Jake O’Neal, owner and CEO of Animagraffs. From prop to tail, you’ll see the inner workings of one of the most historic fighters in amazing 3D graphics. If you […]

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Stipa-Caproni Flight Video

Stipa-Caproni Flight Video

You don’t need to speak Italian to enjoy this unique bit of aviation history Check out this Stipa-Caproni “Flying Barrel” takeoff footage from 1932.This Italian experimental aircraft, while not the sleekest design, incorporated a ducted fan, which was way ahead of its time!
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