Texas Raiders gives vet a lift

A veteran got the chance to fly, once again, on a warbird during this year’s SUN ‘n FUN. The Commemorative Air Force brought Texas Raiders to SUN ’n FUN, delayed a bit by the weather at the beginning of the show. But when it landed at Lakeland-Linder Regional Airport, Sargent Bill Kelly was waiting, ready to […]

Picture of the Day: On to the next stop

Todd Mellema sent in this photo, taken as Aluminum Overcast departed Centennial Airport (KAPA) in Denver. Owned by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), the B-17G-VE, serial number 44-85740, travels around the country each year, stopping at airports and giving rides, as well as tours. Aluminum Overcast was delivered to the U.S. Army Air Corps on […]

Memphis Belle restoration continues, with unveiling set for May

DAYTON, Ohio — Restoration on the B-17F Memphis Belle – the first U.S. Army Air Forces heavy bomber to return to the United States after completing 25 missions over Europe – continues to move forward at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Since the aircraft first arrived at the museum in 2005, museum […]

Picture of the day: A pilot can dream…

Jeff Shultz of Clinton, Mississippi, sent in this photo, explaining: “Here is my homebuilt Sonex in warbird livery parked next to EAA’s B-17 Aluminum Overcast. We can’t all fly warbirds, but we can all dream!”   Jeff Shultz of Clinton, Mississippi, sent in this photo, explaining: “Here is my homebuilt Sonex in warbird livery parked […]