Archive for June, 2010

B-36 Ride to Hell !!!!!!!!!!!

When men were men—but, of course, they smoked and drank heavily back then. Talk about having a bad day…. B-36 Ride to Hell…. Ah back when engines were really engines…. Aircraft Commander 1st Lt. Oliver Hildebrandt, Pilot 1st Lt. Walter Ross, and Co-pilot Captain Wilbur Evans, and a crew of thirteen took off from Carswell […]

F-86 Sabre

Last Saturday (June 5th), The Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino, CA held its monthly “Living History Flying Day.”   This month’s topic was the F-86 Sabre. From 10am until noon, veteran F-86 pilots Vernon Hodges, Casey Finnegan, and others spoke to a crowd of 150.  These pilots shared their experiences and great memories of […]

Mid Atlantic Air Museum’s P-61 Black Widow Project – Mark Hrutkay

Classicwarbirds would like to welcome contributing Editor and Photographer Mark Hrutkay. Classicwarbirds looks forward to content provided by Mark from the South East and Mid West areas of the country. As all warbird fans know,many great aircraft are all over the midwest and east coast. With the addition of Mark ,Classicwarbirds can now bring more […]