- Cover – Sierra Sue II – Revealing a Combat Veteran’s True Colors
- Mentors Galore – Still Flying Strong
- Thunder Over the Desert – Airbase Arizona Looks to Future at Historic Falcon Field
- The Flying Barrel – Chris Prevost’s Grumman F3F
When Paul Ehlen chose AirCorps Aviation of Bemidji, Minnesota, to restore this rare combat veteran P-51 to its wartime identity, an investment in the preservation of history began. From wartime Europe to Sweden, Nicaragua, back to the United Stats, this Mustang's rich history has been preserved through its rebirth.
Virtually every military pilot who learned to fly in the 1960s and '70s spent time in the workhorse Beechcraft T-34 Mentor. Today Beechcraft owners enjoy the benefit of a low cost warbird that was designed over 60 years ago and served the military for decades.
Historic Falcon Field in Mesa, Arizona, is the home of one of the most successful and active units within the Commemorative Air Force. For many reasons the membership has reason to be proud as they become the newly named Airbase Arizona.
Sometimes tragedy is the seed of triumph. In the warbird world a forgotten crash site can become an opportunity to build and fly a rare military aircraft. Chris Prevost has become the caretaker of one such example, a Grumman F3F "Flying Barrel."
The Douglas SBD Dauntless wasn't a high performance thoroughbred, but as a dive bomber it became the savior of Midway. Mark Todd, a passionate young aviator and CAF member, recently earned the privilege of flying the Dixie Wing's rare Dauntless was it travels the country to teach an important history.