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OSH Warbirds in Review Part#2 “Radial Rumble”

Warbirds are an important part of AirVenture and 2018 was no different. A total of 377 warbirds of all kinds descended into Oshkosh this year. Special emphasis was placed on the 80th Anniversary of the North American Texan, and the 100th Anniversary of the Royal Air Force. The United States Air Force Heritage Flight brought […]

Allisons, Wrights, Packards and Pratts, A Quick Freedom Tour Stop by the Collings Foundation at Worcester

The Collings Foundation’s Freedom Tour, a travelling band of World War II warbirds, made a stop in Worcester, Massachusetts recently.  Included in the tour was their B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft”, the TF-51 “Toulouse Nuts”, and the B-25 Mitchell “Tondelayo”. The Foundation’s B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine-O-Nine” couldn’t make the trip, as it was having an engine changed […]

Mid-Atlantic Air Museum’s 28th Annual World War II Weekend Scrapbook

Reading PA’s Mid-Atlantic Air Museum boasts over ninety aircraft and replica aircraft from the past 100 years.  Most of these are civilian aircraft, but a lot of the attention surrounding the Museum focuses on their annual World War II weekend, with its gathering of warbirds and re-enactors. Mike Colaner attended the 2018 show, which was […]

OSH Warbirds in Review Part #1 80 Years Young – North American’s Texan

  All photos by Scott Jankowski – most from the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 event, with additional file photos – Ed. On September 18th 1938 the first of an eventual 15,495 North American Aviation Texans took to the sky. The Texan is known by many different names including the AT-6 by the United States Army […]