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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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Current Notes:

Octave Chanute Aerospace Museum - A Final Look:   Enjoy our photo tribute to a soon-to-be-closed museum at the former Chanute AFB in Illinois, and read a frank discussion about the future of air museums in general. Chanute Air Museum Photo Tour.

Oshkosh 2015 Photos:
Check out our Oshkosh 2015 photo essay of the greatest aviation show on earth. (And in case you missed the photos from last year, they're here.)

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 September/October 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.

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:
  Warbird Engine Starts -- Props and V-12s


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is not installed or enabled on your computer, or because your administrator or your government
has blocked certain video capabilities on your system.

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


Submissions Wanted!

Publish Your Pilot Report!
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.

Publish Your Photos!

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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