FIFI's Flight to Oshkosh: Behind the Scenes
USAAF Fuel Grade Charts
The Future of
2013 Warbirds Hall of Fame
WARBIRDS WISH LIST
AirVenture in 3 min., 33 sec.
Photo Gallery: Great War Aeroplanes Association Dawn Patrol Rendezvous
Warbirds in Review
World War II Reenactment Camp
at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
Gotta See It
Warbirds Saturday Air Show
Gathering of Mustangs and Legends photo gallery
Our goal is to promote and encourage the preservation and safe operation of ex-military aircraft, better known as Warbirds.
These wonderful aircraft are an important part of our aviation heritage. Please join us in our efforts to “Keep ‘Em Flying!”
Learn more about the benefits of membership in EAA Warbirds of America!
Two Remaining Lancasters to Form Up Over England
February 28, 2014 – The world's only two remaining airworthy Avro Lancaster bombers will be together this summer as the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum's (CWHM) prized Lanc will be flown to England to join the Royal Air Force's renowned Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) in August. News of the historic flight across the Atlantic comes from the CWHM eFlyer newsletter. Read More
The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum's Avro Lancaster bomber will fly to England in August 2014.
Hoover Tribute Photo Gallery
February 28, 2014 - Here are some images from photographer Jim Koepnick featuring the aviation community's February 21 tribute to legendary pilot and mentor Robert A. "Bob" Hoover at the Paramount Studios Theater in Hollywood, California. Attendees honored Hoover's incredible 60-plus year flying career during which he was a test pilot, fighter pilot, air show performer, aviation statesman, teacher, and mentor. View More Photos
Free Live Webinar
February 25, 2014, – Free Live Webinar! March 13, 2014, Notice Number: NOTC5195
The live safety seminar comes to you! No need to travel, sit on a hard chair, endure uncomfortable temperatures, or be exposed to colds or flu! Join us for this informative program and earn WINGS credit!
In-flight loss of control (LOC) has emerged as the number one causal factor for fatal general aviation accidents. On the premise that prevention is better than cure, this live webinar will focus on practical ways to help prevent in-flight loss of control rather than recovery techniques. In addition to the technical reasons for aircraft loss of control, this webinar will examine the human factors that are frequently cited as underlying causes in LOC accidents. Several recent accidents will be discussed and analyzed to learn from the mistakes of others. Read More
Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In Offers Admission Discounts to EAA Warbirds of America Members
February 18, 2014 - The SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo will be celebrating its 40th year during April 1 – 6, 2014! Our event is a six-day aviation extravaganza that hosts over 500 aviation exhibitors, sponsors and advertisers. We welcome guests from all fifty states and from over eighty countries. Read More
2014 Sun 40 Sprints at Sun ‘n Fun
February 12, 2014 - SUN 'n FUN - Lakeland, Florida - In celebration of the 40th year of SUN ‘n FUN, the Cat Shot and Sprint competition is returning to SUN ‘n FUN! A short 40 mile course featuring both a timed takeoff and timed circuit around the course from a flying start will be open to piston aircraft. Sharp piloting skills and precision navigation is required on such a short course to be successful. Classes will be based on participation. Participation will be limited due to tight schedule constraints during the April 3rd Thursday afternoon airshow. A mandatory pilot briefing will be conducted on Thursday morning, April 3rd. Make plans now!
CLICK HERE for registration and more information.
B-29 Superfortress Doc Restoration Nearing Completion
January 31, 2014 – Volunteers have made significant progress restoring the Boeing B-29 Superfortress named Doc since work resumed on the project in 2013. Newly restored engines are being installed on the aircraft in preparation of the next major milestone known as “power on”. Volunteers are targeting first flight later this year. Read More
EAA, FAA Review Full Agenda at Summit
January 30, 2014 - Clearing the path for today's aviators and looking ahead to the possibilities in future years highlighted two days of work by EAA and FAA officials during the 10th annual Recreational Aviation Summit, held at the EAA Aviation Center on Tuesday and Wednesday. Read more
Senior EAA and FAA officials discuss important issues at the 10th annual Recreational Aviation Summit this week in Oshkosh.
Sun ‘n Fun Information
January 29, 2014 – Pilots can find the 2014 Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In NOTAM, several weeks before the event, online at: www.sun-n-fun.org orwww.faa.gov, or phone the Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In at 863-644-2431.
Lakeland ATC will operate from 06:00 – 22:00 EDT. However, the Sun `n Fun aircraft parking area (south side of the airport) is closed from 19:30 – 07:00 EDT. Warbird type aircraft arriving after 1930 EDT will be parked at Columbia's ramp until the following morning. Consult the NOTAM for more information.
The FAA asks that all pilots do a final radio check upon arrival to check for inadvertent ELT activation. All aircraft at the fly-in must be tied down. Tie-down cables are provided on the ramp. In all other areas, pilots must place tie-down augers into the ground. NOTE: BRING YOUR OWN TIE-DOWN EQUIPMENT…ALL AIRCRAFT MUST BE TIED DOWN.
Pilots flying large, multi-engine warbird type aircraft to the 2014 Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In are asked to contact the Warbirds Line Chief, Noel Mareno at (214) 244-1927 or email@example.com for aircraft parking configuration. Read More
Mercy Flight Southeast to Raffle off a Flight in a P-51 Mustang
January 10, 2014 – Few would disagree that the P-51 Mustang is the most iconic fighter in the world. The Mustangs lines are classic, the sound of her Merlin engine music to the ears and her contributions to WWII legendary. Introduced in 1940 to provide air protection during bombing missions, the Mustang was a formidable foe to the enemy while being a dream to fly for the Allied pilots.
Stallion 51 keeps the dream of flying a P-51 alive for those who have the opportunity share the cockpit and take the controls of one of their dual cockpit-dual control Mustangs. Stallion 51 is partnering with, Mercy Flight Southeast to raffle off a chance to fly in this important piece of aviation history while helping Mercy Flight Southeast’s worthy mission. Read More
NTSB Issues Five New Safety Alerts
January 2, 2014 - The National Transportation Safety Board issued five safety alerts for GA before the end of 2013 in hopes of further mitigating accidents by pinpointing hazards and offering practical remedies to address them. The alerts focus on proper ELT use and installation, carb ice awareness, self-locking fiber/nylon nuts, ensuring restraints are working and used, and securing loose items in the cockpit. Read More
Restored Treasure: Recovered Navy Hellcat Dedicated at Pensacola
December 12, 2013 – On January 20, 1999, Taras Lysenko of A&T Recovery in Chicago submitted a proposal to the United States Navy to rescue several World War II aircraft submerged beneath the icy waters of Lake Michigan. They had crashed during carrier training operations for WWII pilots in the 1940s. Among the wrecks was a Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat, BN 25910, which crashed more than five decades earlier while attempting to land on the USS Sable. Read more
Shell Announces Development of Unleaded GA Fuel
December 11, 2013 – Shell today became the first major oil company to develop a lead-free replacement for aviation gasoline (avgas 100 and 100LL) which will now begin testing and evaluation under FAA regulation. According to Shell's announcement today, the new lead-free formulation comes after 10 years of exhaustive R&D, as well as successful initial testing, carried out in the last two months by two original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Read More
EAA Urges Support for Bill on Sleep Apnea Policy
December 11, 2013 – EAA urges members to contact their congressional representatives and express support for a bipartisan bill that would force the FAA to subject its new draconian sleep apnea policy to a formal rulemaking and public comment process. Read more
AirVenture Included on Initial Air Force Thunderbirds Schedule
December 11, 2013 – The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, one of the world's premier military jet teams, has scheduled an appearance at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh as part of its 2014 flying schedule. The 62nd annual EAA fly-in convention is scheduled for July 28-August 3 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Read more
Participants Sought to Help Celebrate 70th Anniversary of the End of WWII
December 6, 2013 - The weekend of August 15-16, 2015, will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. Nell Calloway, who is the granddaughter of Gen. Claire Chennault, 1st American Volunteer Group commander and leader of the Flying Tigers, and WWII veteran Jerry Yellin, who flew the P-51 in combat over Japan from Iwo Jima, are currently working with other members of the warbird community to plan events and activities for this historic occasion. Read more
AirSupport Continues DAV Aviation Outreach Program, Return to AirVenture
October 31, 2013 - AirSupport LLC is pleased to announce the continuation of its 12-year relationship with the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) with a new agreement in support of the DAV Aviation Outreach Program. This continued relationship includes the eighth year for the DAV Flight Team to appear at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014. Read more
BTD-1 Destroyer Headed to Tennessee Museum
October 28, 2013 - The Hixson Museum of Flight located in Chattanoooga, Tennessee, is in the process of retrieving a very rare military aircraft that helped shape modern fighter jets and bombers that we have protecting our country today. Read more
U.S. Navy ‘Blue Angels’ to Perform at Sun ‘n Fun 2014
October 23, 2013 - The United States Navy’s Flight Demonstration Squadron, The “Blue Angels” will be the featured air show performers at the 40th Annual SUN ’n FUN International Fly-In & Expo, scheduled for April 1-6, 2014 on its campus at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland, Florida. Read more
Lee Lauderback to Be 2013 Warbirds Inductee Into EAA Hall of Fame
August 22, 2013 - EAA Warbirds of America is proud to announce Lee Lauderback of Orlando, Florida, as its 2013 inductee into the 2013 EAA Sport Aviation Hall of Fame.
Lauderback was selected by the Warbirds Nominating Committee and approved by the Board of Directors during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. The 2013 EAA Sport Aviation Hall of Fame ceremony will be held Thursday, November 14, at the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
The EAA Sport Aviation Hall of Fame was established to honor the outstanding achievements of men and women who share the spirit of EAA's founder Paul Poberezny: a passion for the freedom that flight offers. Those inducted into the Hall of Fame are selected by their peers for the myriad of contributions made to their particular realm of flight - and aviation as a whole. Read more
EAA Founder Paul Poberezny Passes at Age 91
August 22, 2013 - EAA Founder Paul Poberezny passed away this morning (August 22) at Evergreen Retirement Village in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, after a battle with cancer. He was 91.
The Poberezny family has expressed the following: "We deeply appreciate all the support shown to Paul and Audrey over the past five months. As Paul often said, he considers himself a millionaire because through aviation he made a million friends. He leaves an unmatched legacy in aviation and can be best remembered by all the people who discovered aviation through his inspiration to create EAA. We also thank you for respecting our family's privacy during this time." Read more
Visit EAA's Paul Poberezny online tribute section