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Cavanaugh Flight Museum’s Douglad AD-5 / A1-E Skyraider

Cavanaugh Flight Museum’s Douglad AD-5 / A1-E Skyraider

History: You can purchase a ride in this aircraft! The Cavanaugh Flight Museum’s Skyraider, Bureau No. 135152 was delivered to the United States Navy in 1955. It served with Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron Twelve (VAW 12) from November 1956 through December 1960. The next assignment was with Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron Eleven (VAW… More

Cavanaugh Flight Museum’s De Havilland CV-2B Caribou

Cavanaugh Flight Museum’s De Havilland CV-2B Caribou

History: The Cavanaugh Flight Museum’s Caribou, Serial No. 62-4149 was accepted by the U.S. Army in 1962 and assigned to the 61st Aviation Company, XVIII Airborne Corps at Ft. Bragg, NC in early 1963. On June 20, 1963 18 aircraft (including 62-4149) of the 61st AVN Co. were deployed to Vietnam. In 1967, 62-4149 was… More

Commemorative Air Force North American P-51 “Red Nose”

Commemorative Air Force North American P-51 “Red Nose”

History: Commemorative Air Force P-51D “Mustang” Red Nose In 1957, a small group of ex-service pilots pooled their money to purchase a P-51 Mustang, beginning what is now called the Commemorative Air Force (CAF). With the addition of a pair of F8F Bearcats, the CAF became the founders of the Warbird Movement, an effort to… More

Army Aviation Heritage Foundation’s UH-1H

Army Aviation Heritage Foundation’s UH-1H

History: Contracted in 1966 between Bell Helicopter Co. and the United States Army, our UH-1H Huey, serial # 66-16624, was built in 1967 and served in Vietnam with the 61st Assault Helicopter Company, the 79th Transportation Company, and the 119th Aviation Company. Following various Army assignments in Germany and the US, 624 was acquired by… More

Larry Kelley’s B-25 Panchito

Larry Kelley’s B-25 Panchito

History: This airframe was built in 1944 in Kansas City and served with the training command in WWII and numerous air force bases until 1958. Sold from Davis Monthan in 1961, it was converted to a fire bomber. A few years later is was sold to Bill and Bob Howe in south Florida who mounted… More

Jimmy Burke’s Yak-52

Jimmy Burke’s Yak-52

History: The Yak-52 is a Soviet primary trainer. This aircraft was restored in Lithuania in 2002,and first registered in US in 2004. Top Specifications Registration Number Date of Manufacture N426YK 1985 Aircraft Role Nickname Trainer Aircraft Type: Wingspan: Yakovlev YAK-52 30 feet 6.25 inches Overall length: Empty weight: 25 feet 5 inches 2238 pounds Gross… More

Nanchang CJ6A, “Dede’s Three Toed Dragon”

Nanchang CJ6A, “Dede’s Three Toed Dragon”

History: This is China’s first designed and produced aircraft. Designed by Bushi Cheng, the prototype first flew August 8,1958. Production started 1962 and continued until 2012. This is not a copy of the Russian Yak 18a as many like to believe. The airplanes are very different from each other, not only in performance but aerodynamically,… More

Bill Culberson’s L-29C Delphin, 1960′s Soviet Jet Trainer

Bill Culberson’s L-29C Delphin, 1960′s Soviet Jet Trainer

History: From Wikipedia: In the late 1950s, the Soviet Air Force was seeking a jet-powered replacement for its fleet of piston-engined trainers, and this requirement was soon broadened to finding a trainer aircraft that could be adopted in common by Eastern Bloc air forces. Aero’s response, the prototype XL-29 designed by Z. Rublič and K…. More

Acme Flyers Fairchild PT-19

Acme Flyers Fairchild PT-19

History: 35 years ago, a disassembled but complete Fairchild PT-19 (M62A) was trucked to Flabob and stored in a small hangar.  Over the years, the owners paid rent faithfully; but lost interest and abandoned the aircraft.  Eventually, the hangar doors jammed with dirt, and inches of dust hid the sleeping warbird.   In 2007, the remaining… More

Tuskegee Airmen National Museum’s North American T-6G

Tuskegee Airmen National Museum’s North American T-6G

History: North American T-6G 49-3292 Manufactured at the North American Aviation Factory in Dallas, TX, as AT-6C s/n 42-48884, this advanced trainer was received by the Army Air Forces on March 27, 1943. From then until November 1945 it was assigned to the 2143rd AAF Base Unit at Tuskegee, AL. Tuskegee Army Air Field was… More