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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!”
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Help Effort to Honor Doolittle Raiders
December 5, 2013 – To honor the Doolittle Raiders for their valor, courage, and patriotism, a movement has been created to award these heroes the Congressional Gold Medal while they still have members able to travel. Days before the celebrated "Final Toast" for the Raiders in November, the U.S. Senate endorsed a resolution honoring the surviving airmen by unanimous consent. The resolution awaits a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives. The movement asks that you contact your House representative to ask them to co-sponsor H.R.1209. Read More
3G Aviation Media Presents Photography Workshop with Stallion 51 Flight Operations
December 2, 2013 - 3G Aviation Media and Stallion 51 Flight Operations are proud to partner for an aviation photography workshop on January 24-26, 2014. With the mantra of Learn – Plan – Execute – Develop, 3G Aviation Media will be instructing photographers on how best to plan their shoot, emphasizing the importance of communication and pre-planning. Read more
RAF Museum Hopes to Display P-40 Found in the Sahara
November 20, 2013 - The Royal Air Force Curtiss P-40 fighter from World War II discovered in the Sahara Desert in May 2012 has been retrieved and secured at an undisclosed location, according to a report from the Royal Air Force Museum. Read more
Cavanaugh Flight Museum Welcomes NWOC
November 19, 2013 – National Warbird Operator Conference2014 attendees to tour one of America’s premier aviation heritage museums. The Cavanaugh Flight Museum will open its doors exclusively to NWOC attendees on Saturday, February 22. Read More
Winter Meeting Scheduled for Warbirds Flightline Volunteers
November 13, 2013 – Calling all EAA Warbirds of America flightline volunteers: the annual winter gathering will be held at the PHP Conference Center on the EAA Grounds in Oshkosh on Saturday, January 25, at 10:00 a.m. Read More
Employee's Passion Fuels Special Video
November 7, 2013 – Chris Henry of EAA's membership services department is a self-confessed B-17 "nut" - an affliction that began after learning of his great uncle’s service as a B-17 ball turret gunner during World War II. When Chris joined EAA in January 2013, he was thrilled to come to work for an organization that not only owned a Flying Fortress, but also flew it regularly throughout the year. 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
Monument at Orlando Science Center Honors Red Tail Pilots
October 22, 2013 - On Monday, November 11, Mike McKenzie, founder of Vision of Flight, hopes to give some long overdue recognition to a group of African-American WWII fighter pilots. Known as the Red Tail Pilots, this subset of the Tuskegee Airmen played a quintessential role in U.S. aviation history in spite of the racial discrimination they faced at the time. While the Tuskegee Airmen were collectively awarded a Gold Medal by Congress at a 2007 ceremony in the U.S. Capitol rotunda, the Red Tail Pilots have yet to receive such an honor. Read more
NWOC Announces 20th Anniversary Date and Location
October 10, 2013 – The NWOC “Crew” is pleased to announce NWOC’s 20th anniversary conference will take place Feb 20-23, 2014 in Dallas, TX. Early registration is now open for conference and hotel reservations at the NWOC website. Read More
Warbird Pilots Step in to Honor Fallen Airmen
September 26, 2013 - On Monday, September 23, the remains of United States Air Force Majs. James Sizemore and Howard Andre were laid to rest with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery. More than 40 years ago, they were killed when their Douglas A-26 Invader was shot down over Laos in July 1969, but their bodies were never recovered. Read more
Hinton Scores Fifth Straight Unlimited Gold at Reno
September 17, 2013 - Steve Hinton grabbed his fifth consecutive Unlimited Gold championship Sunday at the 50th National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nevada, flying the P-51 Mustang Voodoo an average speed of 482.1 mph to edge arguably one of the best racing fields in the event's history. Read more
DOT, FAA Comment on FCC 121.5 ELT Proposal
September 5, 2013 – DOT and FAA responded to the FCC's Third Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, which seeks to ban the use of 121.5 MHz ELTs in aircraft. Read More
NATA to Host Historic Texan Flyover Over Pentagon, Arlington
September 4, 2013 - The North American Trainer Association (NATA) will host an historic formation flight over the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the North American Texan, a two-seat aircraft used as the advanced trainer for World War II fighter pilots, on October 11 at approximately 12:30 p.m. 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
New Book to Launch at AirVenture
July 12, 2013 - Longtime warbird owner and EAA Warbirds of America Squadron Four founder Will Martin will be launching his new book, So I Bought an Air Force (Two Harbors Press, Minneapolis, MN, $16.95), at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.
Set in 1963, six months after the Cuban Missile Crisis, So I Bought an Air Force is the wild but true tale of how civilian pilot Will Martin buys the Nicaraguan Air Force’s fleet of P-51 Mustangs, P-47 Thunderbolts, and C-45 Expeditors and his determination, despite daunting obstacles, to get his planes back to the U.S. Read More
New Bud Anderson Biopic to Premiere at AirVenture
July 9, 2013 - To Fly and Fight, An American Life, a new biopic documenting the life and career of World War II triple ace and Vietnam War wing commander Col. C.E. "Bud" Anderson, will premiere during AirVenture Oshkosh 2013.
The documentary will be shown on Monday, July 29, at 1 p.m. and Saturday, August 3, at 1 p.m. in the EAA AirVenture Museum's Skyscape Theater.
In addition, Bud Anderson will appear on the Main Plaza Stage at Phillips 66 Plaza on Friday, August 2, at 11 a.m. for a very special presentation hosted by David Hartman. Read More
Rare PV-2D Harpoon Set to Arrive in Oshkosh on July 28
June 19, 2013 - One of the world's three remaining airworthy Lockheed PV-2 aircraft is coming to AirVenture Oshkosh 2013.
It's the only PV-2D Harpoon variant left out of 35 built, rescued from demolition about three years ago by Vintage Aircraft and Stockton Field Aviation Museum in Stockton, California (SCK). A group of volunteers and staff restored the aircraft to mint condition, according to Vintage Aircraft's Taigh Ramey. Read More
A Special B-17 Ride
May 22, 2013 - June "Smokey" Morris (maiden name) riveted on the night shift during WWII at Boeing in Renton Washington. She installed the aux gas tanks on each B-17 that left Boeing for England.
Hers was the last task and the bomber would fly out the next day for the European arena. Smokey is 90 years old this June 8, and she never got to fly in her bombers.
The day Smokey heard over the radio that the German wolf pack had sunk a freighter in the Caribbean on which her father served as engineer, Smokey reported to her night shift at Boeing anyway. 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.
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
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
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
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