Issue Eighty Six
- Affirm-ative Action!
- Still Flying
- Sky Truckin’ Convairs
- Storch Over Norway
- Cold War Phoenix
- Berlin Airlift @ Seventy
There has been a resurgence of Hellcats brought back to airworthy condition lately, and the latest to take flight following restoration is the Collings Foundation’s unique -3N variant, originally built to be a nocturnal nemesis to the Japanese!
A massive effort was expended in bringing food and supplies to the beleaguered citizens of West Berlin during the Soviet blockade. Those efforts were recently commemorated in a salute to the Berlin Airlift on the 70th anniversary of that event.
This Cold War-era trainer is hot! Strap in for a ride in an immaculately restored L-39.
Some ex-military aircraft must earn their keep to ensure survival. That is the case with Conquest Air Cargo’s C-131s based in Florida, plying the highway in the sky.
Doug Matthews gets nostalgic, waxing lyrically about America’s first jet, and takes Warbird Digest readers along for a flight in this iconic trainer, the T-33.