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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
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Vulcan XH558's Final Flight, 28
It has been a momentous day in British aviation history, as XH558,
the last airworthy Avro Vulcan, made a 15-minute
flight at Doncaster Airport, Sheffield, marking the end of 55 years
of military and civilian service to its nation. Here is the
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
Aerospace Museum - A Final Look:
Enjoy our photo tribute to a recently-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
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
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
It has been updated for 2015. We hope you'll bookmark it in your browser, and use it often!
November/December 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!
Warbird Video of the Week: Avro Vulcan
XH558 Howls at RIAT 2015:
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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!
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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