- A Roarin’ 20
- Heave Ho Hack
- Four Friends and a Noratlas
- Red 7
- A National Treasure
- The Newbie’s Guide to Warbird Restoration
- Hard Corps Avenger
The recent completion of the world’s only flying A-20 Havoc was highly anticipated by warbird enthusiasts, historians, and the veterans who flew them into combat. Worldwide media attention has been a nice benefit to Lewis Air Legends and the restorers at Aero Trader, but when World War II veterans showed up to reminisce about their experiences, the true value of the investment was realized.
For years, the Muszala family has produced award-winning restorations at Pacific Fighters in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Waiting for its chance at rebirth was the T-6 restoration project that is now known as HEAVE HO. This wasn’t just a cool paint job; it was (and is) so much more!
An amazing phenomenon exists when veterans gather and reminisce. Sometimes they conspire to preserve their history and relive their glory days. Thanks to such aspirations, the world’s only Nord Noratlas, powered by the only two operational Bristol Hercules radial engines, remains a flying monument.
The Flugmuseum Messerschmitt operates several airworthy aircraft that remain the legacy of a great aircraft designer, Willy Messerschmitt. When the museum’s Me 109G-4 made a rare tour of the best U.K. aviation events in 2015, it was a perfect opportunity to relive history and show off a unique aircraft with a storied history.
Jan Antonín Baťa, a young Czech entrepreneur, found passion in aviation and set a goal to fly around the world in his sleek Lockheed Ele ctra. As the German Wehrmacht swept through Czechoslovakia in 1939, Baťa fled the country and the Electra was shipped to North America to be pressed into RCAF training service. This is the incredible tale of Baťa, his Electra, and its homecoming.
For every volunteer involved in aircraft restoration, there are countless more who have considered getting their hands on a warbird. David Cohen shares his story of that first nervous day, when he knocked on the CAF Capital Wing’s door, and he offers advice for prospective restorers.
When the CAF Capital Wing took possession of a tired, old surplus bug sprayer/fire bomber, the members knew the restoration would be a long-term affair. Fourteen years later the wing celebrated success with its successful return to flight. This story documents the aircraft’s history and offers an intimate account of the men of the original DORIS MAE.