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Warbird Digest, the magazine for serious Warbird enthusiasts.

  • The inside view of operating these historic flying machines
  • The most in-depth stories on your favorite Warbird aircraft and personalities
  • The latest Warbird restoration news
  • Stunning Warbird photography
After nearly 20 years as a bi-monthly magazine we have determined that it is no longer economically feasible to continue that business model. We intend to regularly publish special editions of Warbird Digest which will be available on a per copy basis. New subscriptions are no longer being solicited.  Back issues of nearly all previous issues are available on this site.
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Latest News

Restoration News Original WWI-era Nieuport 28C-1 Returns to Flight

Under a moody sky on April 2nd, 2022, legendary early aeroplane specialist, Mikael Carlson, flew the American Heritage Museum’s Nieuport 28 C-1 biplane fighter on its first post-restoration flight,...

April 11, 2022
Restoration News F4U-1D Corsair Makes First Post-Restoration Flight!

As some readers may already have heard, Mike Spaulding’s combat veteran F4U-1D Corsair (BuNo.82640) made its first post-restoration flight on February 28th, taking to the air...

March 4, 2022
Restoration News Supermarine Seafire F.Mk.XVII SX336 Takes to the Skies Again

As many readers will know, Supermarine Seafire F. Mk.XVII SX336 made her first flight for several years on November 18th, 2021, following a period of extensive...

November 21, 2021
Restoration News Ex-Burmese Spitfire Arrives for Restoration at Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar

Back in 2012, the warbird world was upended by the dizzying possibility that up to 140 intact Supermarine Spitfires would emerge “in their shipping crates” from...

November 15, 2021
Restoration News FIAT CR.42 Restoration Update – November 2021

The Fighter Collection (TFC) has been making visible progress on the restoration of their ultra-rare Fiat CR.42 Falco in recent days at Duxford Aerodrome near Cambridge,...

November 11, 2021
Restoration News Combat Veteran P-40E Makes Her First Flight in New Zealand!

A couple of weeks ago, we reported that Pioneer Aero Ltd. had completed the restoration of Claudio Coltri’s Curtiss P-40E Warhawk (41-13570). While the selected test pilot,...

November 11, 2021