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Warbirds at Oshkosh, Part 2

Here’s the second┬ápart of a multi-feature look back at some of the warbirds that have attended the EAA’s Oshkosh Convention and Fly-In over the years. There’s always a buzz before each year’s gathering regarding what exotic aircraft will fly to the event and park in the Warbirds compound. Warbird helicopters aren’t too common; the Piasecki/Vertol […]

2014 Rochester International Air Show Review

During a hazy summer weekend in western New York State, the Greater Rochester International Airport hosted it’s 2014 International Air Show. Nestled on the southern shore of Lake Ontario, the show headlined the USAF Thunderbirds, but a surprising amount of warbirds attracted attention too. To be sure, there was a gaggle of U.S.-built warbirds that […]

Warbirds at Oshkosh, Part 1

  Whether you know it as the EAA Convention, as AirVenture, or by other names, the Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) annual fly-in and air show at Oshkosh Wisconsin draws some eye-watering warbirds. Today’s division of the EAA, officially known as Warbirds of America, began in the mid-1960s by a group of West Coast aviators who […]

Warbirds at the 2014 Reno Air Races

  The 51st National Championship Air Races brought a large number of warbirds to the Nevada desert. Some competed in the air, some competed on the ground, while others were just displayed to honor their military heritage. The races have always attracted a fair amount of veteran aircraft, especially since three of today’s race classes […]