FIFI's Flight to Oshkosh: Behind the Scenes
USAAF Fuel Grade Charts
The Future of
David B. Lindsay, Jr.
2011 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
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Texas Flying Legends to Fly World War II Vets to Oshkosh in Style
May 17, 2013 – As previously announced, the Texas Flying Legends Museum plans to bring an amazing collection of World War II aircraft to AirVenture this year and have them on display on Scotts Warbird Alley most of the week.
We also mentioned that one of those airplanes, a C-53 Skytrooper (C-47 variant), will transport a group of veterans to AirVenture representing airmen who flew many of TFLM's various aircraft types in military service. These veterans will participate in the popular Warbirds in Review presentations, whose full schedule will be announced soon. Read more
Download Your 2013 AirVenture NOTAM Today
May 6, 2013 - The EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013 Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) is now available for download.
The NOTAM, which is in effect from 6 a.m. Friday, July 26, through noon on Monday, August 5, outlines procedures for all aircraft that fly to Oshkosh for the event, as well as the aircraft that land and depart at nearby airports.
It was designed by the FAA in partnership with EAA to assist pilots in their flight planning and is required reading if you're flying your aircraft to AirVenture. Read More
Sun ’n Fun Announces Warbird Award Winners
May 2, 2013 - Warbird attendance at the 2013 Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In in Lakeland, Florida, was solid, with over 160 warbirds registered throughout the week.
The judges were kept busy evaluating fighters, bombers, trainers, L-birds, jets, and observation aircraft and determined the events “best of show.” Read more
Aluminum Overcast RC Model's Flight
April 29, 2013 – On April 20, a 1:5.6-scale RC aircraft modeled after EAA's B-17 Aluminum Overcast flew for the first time at Falcon Wings MFC, St. Margarethen, Austria. Hartwig Flamm, EAA 398992, sent us this video. The airplane, built and flown by Peter "Peda" Pfeffer, flew fine despite losing the No. 3 engine (visible starting at 2:42). It was able to fly and land safely. The real deal - EAA's B-17 Aluminum Overcast – launched its 2013 tour season this past weekend in Torrance, California.
71st Anniversary of Doolittle’s Raid
April 19, 2013 - This week we honor the daring mission of April 18, 1942, when 16 Mitchell B-25 bombers led by Col. Jimmy Doolittle launched from the USS Hornet to bomb Japan. Doolittle's Raid was a key morale boost for America, and forced Japan to shift resources that proved key in future Pacific battles like Midway. Revisit the compilation video produced in 2012, and also the Timeless Voices interviews with Raiders Dick Cole, Thomas Griffin, and USS Hornet deckhand Charles Hollingsworth.
Cavanaugh Flight Museum's P-51 Brat III Heading to Oshkosh
April 11, 2013 - The Cavanaugh Flight Museum of Addison, Texas, confirmed this week its North American P-51D The Brat III would be among the museum's vintage warbirds it plans to fly to Oshkosh for EAA AirVenture 2013.
Also a possible attendee is the museum's Goodyear/Chance-Vought FG-1D Corsair, "and a T-28 or two," according to Flight Operations Lead and Museum Director Doug Jeans. Read more
Encore! Gary Sinise & Lt. Dan Band Returning to AirVenture
April 11, 2013 - Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band will return to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in 2013 as the grand finale of a daylong salute to veterans on Friday, August 2.
Performing for the fourth time at EAA AirVenture since 2008, the popular band will be hosted at by the Disabled American Veterans and the EAA Warbirds of America at the Philips 66 Plaza stage. Read more
Texas Flying Legends to Fly 11-Ship Fleet to AirVenture
April 4, 2013 - EAA confirmed Thursday that the Texas Flying Legends Museum plans to bring 11 warbird aircraft to Oshkosh this summer to participate in EAA AirVenture 2013.
Several of the planes will participate in the daily air shows, presented by Rockwell Collins, while others will be featured in Warbirds in Review presentations and other venues.
According to spokesperson Marvona Welsh, each of the planes will be paired with veterans who flew in them, and 14 vets will arrive in Oshkosh in the TFL's C-47. Read More
Supplement to the P-51 Service Bulletin Issued
March 27, 2013 - Supplement No. 1 to Service Bulletin P51-001 dated May 1, 2013 is to correct information contained in AN 01-60JE-2 Handbook Maintenance Instructions USAF Series F-51D, ZF-51K, F-51M, TF-51D dated December 20, 1944, revised December 20, 1952. View Supplement
AirVenture Adds Second Night Air Show
March 21, 2013 - The EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Night Air Show, one of the most popular additions to The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration lineup over the past quarter-century, will be even bigger in 2013 with the addition of a second night show scheduled for Wednesday, July 31. Read more
CAF's 'Ghost Squadron' B-29 and B-24 Returning to AirVenture
March 19, 2013 - Two of World War II's most iconic aircraft, the Boeing B-29 Superfortress and the Consolidated B-24 Liberator, will be back at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in 2013 as part of the Commemorative Air Force's "Ghost Squadron" participation at The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration.
The airplanes will be among the two most noteworthy of the hundreds of warbird aircraft at Oshkosh in 2013, as they will participate in AirVenture air shows during the week. In addition, the B-29 will be available for flights during AirVenture week, based at Outagamie Regional Airport in Appleton (20 miles north). Read more
Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin Update
March 8, 2013 - This Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin advises owners and operators of Aerostar (Yakovlev) Yak-52 series of aircraft, of an airworthiness concern, regarding elevator control restriction during flight. Please click here to see updated bulletin. View Bulletin
Warbirds Pre-Registration Set for EAA AirVenture
February 27, 2013 - The pre-registration period had been set up for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013. Once you fill out and submit the registration form to Warbirds HQ, you will be pre-registered and ready to go - no waiting in long lines!
P-51 Service Bulletin Issued
February 27, 2013 - Attention! North American Aviation P-51 Owners, Operators, and Service personnel: Failure to comply could cause loss of control of the aircraft. Failure of the elevator trim tab and loss of control of the aircraft has been experienced by a North American Aviation (NAA) P-51 aircraft. Contributing factors were worn fiber lock spline nuts at the elevator trim tab hinge attach fittings and the installation of non-structural screws and hardware. Inspection has found that several P-51 aircraft in service today still have the original manufacturer installed self-locking spline nuts, dating back more than 60 years. Spline nuts are a self-locking nut that is pressed into a fitting, and are used throughout the NAA P-51 aircraft.
This Service Bulletin is issued by Cal Pacific Airmotive, Inc. as holder of Limited Type Certificate LTC-11 for the P-51B, C, D, K, F-51D and F-51K models. It is recommended that all P-51 & TF-51 model aircraft comply with this Service Bulletin, including those with an experimental airworthiness certificate. View Bulletin
P-64 Runs for First Time in Decades
February 11, 2013 - The EAA AirVenture Museum's rare North American P-64 fighter - often referred to by warbird lovers as an "export fighter version of the AT-6 Texan" - was started up for the first time in more than 20 years last Friday, and it was only fitting that EAA Founder Paul Poberezny did the honors.. Read more
FAA Issues Safety Alert for Operators of Aero Vodochody L-39
January 31, 2013 - Safety Alert for Operators (SAFO) 13003, Potential Safety Issue with Canopy Separation on the Aero Vodochody L-39 Airplane, is now published by the FAA. Read more
EAA Warbird Directors Help B-17 Repair Efforts
January 25, 2013 - Bill Harrison had a dream. Back in the early 1980s as member of a group of owners of a B-17G Flying Fortress, the time came to pass the iconic bomber along to another organization who could keep it flying. On a 2012 tour stop in Denver, Colorado, a freak hail storm pummeled the B-17, turning the usually smooth skin of Aluminum Overcast to a dent-riddled, pock-marked mess. The B-17 was in dire need of a face lift and insurance would only cover a portion of the anticipated restoration costs. Read more >>
Special Scholarship Fund Created to Honor Glenn Smith
January 18, 2013 - Glenn A. Smith was a passionate aviator who, like most of us, enjoyed nothing more than empowering the dreams of others, dreams of flight that no doubt would change their lives. He was tragically killed last summer while performing at an air show in Iowa. The friends of Glenn A. Smith have come together to remember and celebrate his life by building a scholarship fund within the EAA Foundation. Read more >>
Warbird Heritage Foundation to Restore Acquired Corsair
January 18, 2013 - The Warbird Heritage Foundation, of Waukegan, Illinois, announced this week it had acquired the Goodyear FG-1D Corsair, BuNo. 92050, and plans a full airworthy restoration to original configuration. Read more >>
Panel Discusses Warbird Recoveries
January 18, 2013 – Chicago's Pritzker Military Library recently hosted a panel discussion about the location and recovery of warbirds from Lake Michigan that had crashed during carrier training operations during World War II. Moderator Bob Rasmussen, director of the National Naval Aviation Museum, was joined by Taras Lyssenko, general manager, A&T Recovery; Capt. Ed Ellis, secretary of the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation; and Bill Marquardt, president of Glenview Hangar One Foundation. An edited 30-minute version of this program, including actual footage of the recent recovery of a Grumman FM-2 Wildcat, will air on Chicago PBS station WTTW on February 24, but the Pritzker website has posted the full 90-minute program online. Watch video >>