- The LITTLE Witch
- Barbie III Flies to Bring Them Home
- Ilyushin IL-2 Shturmovik The Phoenix Arises
Many soldiers and airmen never came home from World War Two. Over 78,000 MIAs are unaccounted for but one organization is taking a leading role in the effort to bring them home. History Flight Inc. flies their flagship, the B-25H Barbie III , to raise funds for a noble goal - to locate American military crash and grave sites.
An L-4J Grasshopper is the perfect tool for teaching a new generation of warbird pilots. This Grasshopper, which has a unique history, is creating new memories through flying experiences that can’t be matched by higher performance aircraft.
It is amazing that the most prolific combat aircraft of World War Two had become extinct. Now, thanks to Boris Osetinsky and his team at Aviarestoration in Russia, a Shturmovik flies again.
As a pilot progressed in his flying career he was ready for the next challenge – a jet warbird. This is the story of how an L-39 was transformed from a good flying L-39 into an award winning restoration.
Kestrel powered biplanes from the golden age of flight are rare, but at Flying Legends 2011 there were three pristine examples flying together. Frank Mormillo traveled to Duxford for England’s world renowned show, and returned with this report.
After completing a ground-up restoration and conversion to full TF-51 Cavalier specifications, Peter and Richard Lauderback of Stallion 51 were given the honor of choosing a paint scheme for this dual control Mustang. Their choice, a 353rd FG plane, The LITTLE Witch , was nothing short of fate as Lt. Col. Don Schoen joined Lee Lauderback and the Stallion 51 team for a special flight, and to share some of his personal wartime recollections.
A symbol of Cold War nuclear deterrence and one of the most unique heavy bombers ever made, the Avro Vulcan is the pinnacle of British V-Bomber designs. Through determination and perseverance the Vulcan To The Sky Trust has accomplished what many thought impossible.