- Olympic Corsair
- Hump Workhorse
- Tough Old Dog -MAM’s Skyraider
- Taming the Tiger
- Daks Over Normandy
The Olympic Flight Museum’s FG-1D Corsair was in need of significant maintenance after a decade of faithful service. When museum president Brian Reynolds decided it was time to return the bent wing bird to its former glory, he entrusted Brad Pilgrim, a passionate Corsair devotee, to oversee the project in conjunction with John Lane’s restoration shop, Airpower Unlimited.
One of the unsung heroes of victory in World War II was the massive Curtiss C-46 Commando. Critical to success in the China-India-Burma (CBI) Theater of Operations was the aerial supply line that depended on C-46 crews to brave the enemy, bad weather, and the daunting Himalayan Mountains. One of those brave young pilots was Carl Constein, who recently shared his story with Warbird Digest during a unique reunion with the C-46 known as The Tinker Belle, which is owned by the city of Monroe, NC and operated by Warriors and Warbirds.
Among Gerald Yagen’s fantastic warbird collection is a unique Douglas AD-4 Skyraider that, if it could talk, would have many stories to tell. From combat over Korean skies to a UFO encounter, and later surviving decades of neglect to be restored and flown once again, this amazing “Able Dog” is rich with Naval Aviation heritage.
During World War Two the de Havilland Tiger Moth was the British equivalent of America’s iconic PT-17 Stearman. In this review of the venerable Tiger Moth, Nathan Harnagel offers historical background, and then follows it up with a flight assessment that includes both sensory observations and operational guidelines.
Generations of all nationalities converged upon the soil of Normandy, France, to remember the sacrifices made by young men fighting to free the world from Nazi tyranny. One of the highlights of the commemorations took place in the skies above, as C-47s flew across the channel in formation to mark the 70th anniversary of the greatest airborne operation in history. Lyle Jansma was there to artistically and masterfully record the events.