The American Heritage Museum in Stow, Massachusetts is honored to announce that America’s oldest, original, and airworthy combat aircraft has returned to the sky. On Saturday, April 2nd, 2022, the museum’s 1918 Nieuport 28 took to sky in southern Sweden with World War I aircraft restoration expert, Mikael Carlson, at the controls. There are 5 […]
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!
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 […]
Sierra Nevada’s Dream Chaser Spaceplane Sierra Nevada’s Dream Chaser is about 30 feet (9 meters) long and can carry up to 12,125 lbs. (5,500 kilograms) of cargo up to the International Space Station. The spacecraft has a wingspan of roughly 23 feet (7 meters). Dream Chaser’s design is based on the HL-20, a 1980s NASA […]
Soon after entering World War Two, the U.S. launched Boeing B-17 “Flying Fortresses” and Consolidated B-24 “Liberators” from bases in England’s eastern countryside. Americans bombed their targets during the day and the British at night. The B-17 was manned by a crew of 10 and bristled with machine guns. Up to 1,000 of these heavy […]
In this video from the Palm Springs Air Museum, get the inside scoop on the Nighthawk from Capt. Ken Dwelle, an Air Force pilot who flew it.The F-117A was the first operational aircraft to be designed around stealth technology. Its maiden flight took place in 1981 at Groom Lake, Nevada, and the aircraft achieve operating […]
Scheduled for its first flights in 2022, the KAI KF-X Korean Fighter prototype is starting its final assembly process, where electronics, radar, and various other subsystems will be installed until the aircraft is officially rolled out in April, 2021. KF-X is a 4.5th generation fighter and will replace the fleet of aging F-4s, F-5s, and […]
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 […]