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DC-3: A Legend in Her Time: A 75th Anniversary Photographic Tribute


Author: Bruce McAllister
Published: April 2010
Publisher: Roundup Press
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Warbird Alley: An online reference source for information about airworthy, privately-owned, ex-military aircraft.

An online reference source for information about airworthy,
privately-owned, ex-military aircraft.

Whether you're a warbird owner, pilot, mechanic, restorer, crewmember, collector or history enthusiast, there's something here for you. We're constantly updating the information on this site, so check back often for new material.
 


 

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We Dodged The Flak.

Recently, our web hosting company informed us that they would no longer support the web design tool we've been using since 1998. They decommissioned our old (but compatible) server on June 24, 2015, which threatened to shut us down (or at least render this web site useless and really, really ugly.)

With the help of some great people and many long nights, we got the site reformatted so that it retains its original look for the time being. And, most importantly, we can still update it as usual.

I am grateful to all of you who made suggestions and expressed support for this site. We'll continue, in our small way, to contribute to the warbird community by providing straightforward, reliable information without annoying pop-up ads or other features that make you crazy when visiting websites these days.

It's good to be back, and good to be alive! Enjoy the site!

- Buck Wyndham, Editor-In-Chief
  

WWII Victory Capitol Flyover, 8 May 2015: The free world commemorated the 70th Anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day. In the USA, warbird operators participated in a mass "Arsenal of Democracy" commemorative flight over Washington DC. The media covered the event extensively. Here's a good YouTube video that shows the event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CYX6B4VipU
 

Visit our Pilot Resources page.
Our Pilot Resources page contains useful flight planning resources, forms, and other online information specifically for U.S.-based pilots and aircraft owners/operators. It has been updated for 2015. We hope you'll bookmark it in your browser, and use it often!
 

Safety: The July/August 2015 edition of the FAA Safety Briefing magazine is now available, either as a PDF download or in a print version. It's free, and it's a very good publication. We recommend it!

Also, the Warbirds of America organization has created a new website called "WarbirdSafety.com" that contains a growing library of good advice for those who operate warbird aircraft. Check it out!

 

Recent Media Stories of Interest:

 Duxford, UK: WWII Female Pilot Flies Favorite Fighter Plane 70 Years Later 

 London, UK: WWII Supermarine Spitfire P9374 to be Auctioned 

 Connecticut, USA: "Rosie the Riveter" Model Dies at 92 

 Washington, DC, USA: The Enola Gay: A Minor Mystery, Solved!

 Kent, UK: Tiny Kent Museum Wins Battle with US Military Over Rusty War Planes

 California, USA: Divers Discover Wreck of Korean War-Era Plane off San Diego...

 Texas, USA: Abilene WWII Veteran Reunited With Lost Plane
 Louisiana, USA: WWII Veteran Signs B-17 Wing Panel
 Arizona, USA: Lake Havasu Offering Cash to Find Lost Wreckage

 New York, USA: Shipwreck Hunters Make Rare Find... Air Force Plane...

 Idaho, USA: WWII-Era Plane Crash Site Rediscovered at Idaho Nat'l Laboratory 

 Florida, USA: After Years Buried In Everglades, Another Warplane Mystery Solved

 British Columbia, Canada: Excavations Continue at Crash Site That Claimed Four...

 Colorado, USA: Retired Pilot Proposing Aircraft Museum

See our News page for many more warbird-related news items.
 

Cockpit Photos: We're adding a new feature to many of the aircraft profiles pages -- cockpit photos! The small thumbnails will enlarge to full-size when you click on them. See the T-34 Page for an example.

If you have large, clear, well-lit photos of warbird cockpits, we want your submissions! Send your cockpit photos to editor@warbirdalley.com, and we'll get them posted. Thanks!

( Latest additions: F-86A and MiG-21)
 


Warbird Video of the Week:

Fly With the Horsemen:
A Pilot's-Eye View of a Mustang Formation
  
 

Note: If you cannot see the video above, it may be because Flash video (or video streaming in general)
is not installed or enabled on your computer, or because your administrator or your government
has blocked certain video capabilities on your system. Sucks to be you.
The direct link for the video is: http://youtu.be/UxvzYxptgHA
 

MaxAir2Air.com
We're pleased to feature the work of noted
aviation photographer Max Haynes. Visit his site for more!

 



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What's it like to fly your airplane? Send us your first-person pilot report (500+ words) about a warbird you've flown as a pilot, and we'll add your report to our site so others can enjoy it. Please see our Submissions page.

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We encourage you to submit high-quality warbird photos that you'd like to share with others. Please see our Submissions page.
 

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