Warbird Alley is a complete Web resource for owners, operators, restorers,
maintainers and enthusiasts of vintage ex-military aircraft -- also called warbirds.

Warbirds: WarbirdAlley is an online resource for owners, operators, maintainers and enthusiasts of surplus ex-military airplanes.

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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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Ad-Blocking Software and Warbird Alley  (A Note from the Editor):
Notice how easy this site is to navigate and use? Nothing pops up at you, covering the text. Advertisements don't appear out of nowhere, screaming for your attention, with hard-to-find "close" boxes and annoying graphics.

I keep it like that for a reason: I can't stand that kind of advertising either. And while this site does produce a small amount of revenue, it all gets rolled back into producing the site. Our modest revenue comes almost exclusively from our affiliate links to Amazon.com. We hand-pick each item so it is relevant to aviation, and warbirds in particular.

The problem is that a lot of folks install ad-blocking software on their computers nowadays, causing our friendly, low-profile banner ads to disappear. That's good for you, but rough on our business model. It also makes our site look a bit empty and odd in places.

Just do us a favor, would you? Think of us when you want to buy something on Amazon. If you start your shopping by clicking on the link below, you'll support this website, with no money out of your pocket! Thank you!

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Alternatively, you could turn off your ad-blocker software while you browse our site. (I know that's a lot to ask, but at least you can be sure that Warbird Alley will never block what you're trying to read with some weird weight-loss advertisement...)

Aviation Photography Workshop:   Stallion 51, the famed P-51 Mustang training operation in Kissimmee, Florida, will be holding an aviation photography workshop on 5 March 2016. For more information, see the 3G Aviation Media website >>.

Abandoned and Little-Known Airfields: That's the name of one of the most interesting U.S. aviation history sites on the internet. The website is simple to navigate, unadorned with frills and, like many other great sources of information, it's strictly the result of volunteer labor. We have no business affiliation with Paul Freeman or his website, but we encourage you to visit and support his endeavor with either your own information to add to his database, or a kind donation to keep it alive. Check out Abandoned and Little-Known Airfields.

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 2016. We hope you'll bookmark it in your browser, and use it often!

Safety: The January/February 2016 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 a 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:

 Tirana, Albania: Albania to Auction Off Old Eastern Bloc Military Aircraft 

 Newfoundland, Canada: Airplane Fuselage Found in Dumpsite...

 Hawaii, USA: New images show seaplane that sank in Pearl Harbor attack

 Louisiana, USA: WWII Vehicles, Planes May Be In Containers Buried Under... 

 California, USA: Torrance's Tiger Squadron Provokes Anger Over Aircraft Noise
 Suffolk, UK: Gigantic 'Land Art" Tribute ... Honours Airmen of 490th Bomb Group
 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...
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: Tiger Moth, L-16, L-39, and T-38.)

Warbird Video of the Week:
  Sea Vixen XP924 flight display


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.

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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Warbird Alley is a registered trademark. All content Copyright 2015 by The Doublestar Group, except where noted. This site is not directly affiliated with any major aviation or warbird organization. We are supported by affiliate partnerships with a select group of aviation retailers and related businesses, but mostly through the generous donations of our readers! We never collect, sell or distribute e-mail addresses or personal information. This site does not use "cookies," but it is possible that our advertisers may use them without our knowledge. Some photos occasionally come to us with no attribution attached, but we are committed to giving proper credit to those who deserve it. If you believe you deserve credit for any photographs on this site, we urge you to inform us. Comments and submissions are always welcome. This site is for your enjoyment and education about warbirds, so enjoy and learn!

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Site last updated 5 February 2016