Aircraft Directory


History: Yak 3, 9 was Russia front line fighter of WWII 15000 of all models produced Top Specifications Registration Number Date of Manufacture 4425s 1996 Aircraft Role Nickname Aircraft Type: Wingspan: Yak 9 um 32' Overall length: Empty weight: 29 4860 Gross weight: Fuel capacity: 6200 140 Oil capacity Engine... [more]

The Tinker Belle

History: The Curtiss C-46 Commando is a transport aircraft used as a military transport during World War II by the United States Army Air Forces and also the U.S. Navy/Marine Corps, which used the designation R5C. The C-46 served a similar role to its counterpart, the Douglas C-47 Skytrain, but... [more]


History: Designed as the replacement for the T-6/SNJ Texan series, the original A model was powered by an 800 horsepower radial and flown as a trainer by the USAF. Subsequent B's and C's were bult for the U.S. Navy with 1425 HP R-1820's. Our airplane is the 17th to last... [more]

Birddogging along

History: Ordered under contract number AF(038)17136,22774, it was the 1773rd Birddog manufactured by Cessna. Originally scheduled for delivery to the United States Army in October 1952, records show that went to the Washington State National Guard. Prior to being declared surplus in February 28, 1972, it was flying in Fort... [more]

Fairchild PT-19  N48671

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... [more]

Our UH-1H Huey 624 gives a ride to 10 thrilled passengers.

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... [more]

Photo Pass

History: 1944-1958 USAAF-USAF 1960-1964 Fire Bomber in Arizona 1964-1970 Richard and Bob Howe, Southern Florida- sprayer for Orange Groves and mosquitos 1970-1978 SST Museum, St Cloud Florida 1978- Acquired by Tom Reilly, RE\estoration began 1986- Restoration completed BOM corporation, owner, Texas 1988- Rick Korf, Geneseo NY purchased 1997- Purchased by... [more]

Panchito in flight

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... [more]


History: The "Texan" was built in the United States of America, and sent to our ally New Zealand. The New Zealand Air Force operated the "Harvard" from 1944 to 1976, when they were sold as surplus. An American Paul Bryce (Brice) bid on thirty of the aircraft in the surplus... [more]

"Red Nose" Ready to Fly

History: 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 preserve and... [more]


History: One of several Czeck aircraft imported by Bill Geiple. Owned and flown by Rich and Chris Dawe of Czechered Aero LLC, located in Melbourne Arkansas(42A). Top Specifications Registration Number Date of Manufacture N11CD 1971 Aircraft Role Nickname Jet Trainer for Eastern Block countries Delphin Aircraft Type: Wingspan: Aero Vodochody... [more]


History: The Breguet-Dassault-Dornier TA501 was declared the winner of a design competition on 23 July 1970, with full development approved in February 1972. Two prototypes were built by Dassault in France and two were to be built by Dornier in Germany. The first French prototype performed its first flight at... [more]


History: Built in 1945, shipped to Saipan in Aug 1945. Arriving to the Pacific theater late in the war, it served briefly as liaison and communications support. Shipped back to the US it changed hands several times until wind damaged in 1968. Collected and faithfully restored by Colin Powers of... [more]

IAR 823 in flight

History: The IAR-823 is a civil and military trainer aircraft built in Romania from 1974 until 1983. It is a conventional low-wing monoplane with retractable tricycle undercarriage. The pilot and instructor sit side-by-side, and a bench seat fitted behind them. The type was adopted by the Romanian Air Force as... [more]


History: Manufactured by Beech Aircraft in Wichita Kansas . It was delivered to the USAF on October 21 , 1954 3320 nd.Pilot Training Squadron(Air Training Command)Spence AFB GA. Dec.1955 To 3303 nd. Pilot Training Group (ATC)Bartow AFB TX Aug.1957 To 2500 th. Air Base Wing(Continental Air Command)Michel AFB NY Mar.1961... [more]


History: This Aircraft, Beech Model A-45, Serial number 34-78 (USAF Serial # 53-4109) was built by the Canadian Car and Foundry Company, Fort Williams, Ontario Canada under license granted by Beechcraft. It was delivered to the USAF on March 1, 1955 and was assigned to the 3306th Pilot Training Group,... [more]


History: First flown in 1949, the Mentor was demonstrated by famed acrobatic pilots Bev Howard and Betty Skelton at the Cleveland Airshow. The T-34 eventually won a long competition to determine a new trainer, but Walter Beech did not live to see production. He died of a heart attack in... [more]


History: Navy trainer for 30 years; restored in 1992. Top Specifications Registration Number Date of Manufacture N134TD 1955 Aircraft Role Nickname Trainer Mentor Aircraft Type: Wingspan: Beechcraft T-34 Mentor 32 feet 10 inches Overall length: Empty weight: 25 feet 10 inches 2160 US pounds Gross weight: Fuel capacity: 3050 pounds... [more]

Mike's T6 over Sedona

History: This airplane is a T-6 "G" model rebuilt to new standards in 1951 by North American Aviation from WW-2 surplus T-6 parts. It was sold by NAA to the Italian Air Force where it served from 1951-1979. In 1982 it was refurbished by Dennis Buehn and flown in the... [more]


History: Phoenix was built to honor the biele Albatrosy #3. Biele Albatrosy was the aerobatic demonstration team from the 2nd Air Training Regiment of the Military Air Institute of the Slovak National Uprising in Kosice. Albatross #3 crashed in June 2000, for unknown reasons. Phoenix is an fully modern representation... [more]


History: EAA Best L39 2011 Top Specifications Registration Number Date of Manufacture N139VS 1968 First Flight Product Aircraft Role Nickname Trainer Albatros Aircraft Type: Wingspan: Aero Vodochody 31 feet 0.5 inches Overall length: Empty weight: 40 feet 5 inches 7340 US pounds Gross weight: Fuel capacity: 1,618 US pounds 528... [more]

Flying over the Puget Sound, WA

History: The maiden flight was on 19JUN53. The German Forces picked the aircraft as a trainer, ahead of the Beechcraft T34 Mentor and the Saab 91 Safir, mainly because of its big cabin, since the plane would also serve as a liaison aircraft for the German Air force and the... [more]


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... [more]

The Rebel

History: “THE REBEL” “The Rebel,” Doug Matthews’ North American P-51D Mustang, earned the Grand Champion World War II Warbird Award during the EAA Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In & Expo at Florida’s Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in April 2011. Certainly a well-deserved award, this Mustang was the subject of a... [more]


History: The P-51 story begins in 1940 when the British approached North American aviation to build a new fighter. North American agreed in January, 1940, and remarkably, by September the aircraft made its first flight. The D model, powered by a Packard-Merlin Rolls-Royce V-12 engine rated at 1490 horse power,... [more]


History: This airplane was last flown by the Uruguayan Air Force in the mid 1950's then put on display in downtown Buenos Aires, Argentina until it was sold to an American collector in the early 1980's. Some minor restoration/rebuild work had been done over the last 30 years but nothing... [more]


History: This aircraft served in the Russian DOSAAF but flew for only 120 hours before being removed from service. The airframe was located in storage and transferred to Lithuania where she was converted to a conventional landing gear configuration by Termekas. The restoration began in 2007 and was completed in... [more]

Texas Flying Legends Museum - Stinson L-5

History: The origins of the L-5, affectionately known as the "Flying Jeep", can be traced to the pre-war civilian Stinson HW-75. The 75 horsepower civilian high-wing design was built by the Stinson Aircraft Company at Wayne, Michigan and first flew in 1939. The HW-75 featured two seats up front side-by-side,... [more]

Over Marana,AZ Apr. 2013

History: Purchased in 1998, Restored to flying condition, and first flown in 2007. Maintained in flying condition at Ryan Airfield, Tucson,AZ Top Specifications Registration Number Date of Manufacture N1713P 1960 Aircraft Role Nickname Fighter Boris Aircraft Type: Wingspan: MiG-17F Polish MiG-17C Lim5 37.5 Ft. Overall length: Empty weight: 33.5 Ft.... [more]


History: On July 15, 1942, as part of operation Bolero, a flight of six P-38s and two B-17 bombers, with a total of 25 crewmembers on board, took off from Presque Isle Air Base in Maine headed for the U.K. What followed was a harrowing and life-threatening landing of the... [more]


History: Aircraft was completely restored in 2013 Top Specifications Registration Number Date of Manufacture N1777 1941 Aircraft Role Nickname Primary Trainer "Maytag Messerschmitt" Aircraft Type: Wingspan: Ryan Aircraft Company PT-22 "Recruit" 30 feet 1 inch Overall length: Empty weight: 22 feet 5 inches 1313 pounds Gross weight: Fuel capacity: 1885... [more]


History: F4U-5N (N meaning "nightfighter") served with the Honduran Air Force and saw combat in the ground-attack role in 1969 against El Salvador along with 21 other Corsairs. It is restored in the F4U-5 configuration. Gulled-wings resulted in shorter and stronger landing gear while a wide wheel base in combination... [more]

Me flying with another L17 in enroute spread

History: My airplane was not in military service, but it is painted in US Air Force markings. Top Specifications Registration Number Date of Manufacture N1947U 1946 Aircraft Role Nickname Liaison and Forward Air Control Bazooka Baby Aircraft Type: Wingspan: North American L-17 "Navion" 33 feet 5 inches Overall length: Empty... [more]

Texas Flying Legends Museum Corsair

History: When the Navy Bureau of Aeronautics (BuAer) requested a carrier-based fighter in 1938, their operational requirements pushed the envelope. BuAer’s primary objective was to acquire a plane with enough speed to match land-based aircraft while robust enough for carrier operations. A design team from Vought (later known as Chance-Vought)... [more]


History: "BLYAK" was an advanced trainer in Egypt during the 1960's and raced in Reno in the early 1990's. Top Specifications Registration Number Date of Manufacture N2124X 1954 Aircraft Role Nickname Ground Attack/Trainer Moose Aircraft Type: Wingspan: Yakovlev 11 31' Overall length: Empty weight: 29' 4200 lbs Gross weight: Fuel... [more]


History: N214CR Serial Number 41-9486 was the 50th AT-11 built and is currently the oldest flying. The Army Air Force AT-11 known as the Kansan was an advanced twin engine trainer that was used to train Bombardiers, Gunners and Navigators during and after World War II. The AT-11 was setup... [more]


History: MILITARY SERVICE HISTORY This fighter-trainer (s/n #43732) was accepted by the Navy at Pensacola Naval Air Station in 1944 and served 4 tours of duty (4000 hours of service & 4 engine overhauls) at a number of different bases throughout the US including Glenview NAS & NAAS Barin Field... [more]


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... [more]


History: 1943 Boeing Stearman PT-17, s/n 42-16396 (N2S-2) "Blondie” This aircraft was manufactured as an Army PT-17 in 1942 at Wichita Kansas and was delivered to Maxwell Air Base on March 17th, 1943. After a brief stint at Union Field, it was moved to Avenger Field in Sweetwater Texas. It... [more]

Coming Home

History: Skyhawk Ventures spent eight years searching for scrapped or surplus parts, reworking, and completing the build-up and restoration of N2262Z. The forward fuselage section serves as the backbone of the original aircraft (USN BuNo 149606). This aircraft has a remarkable combat history having served multiple combat tours in Viet... [more]

1950 De Havilland DHC-1 N22777

History: The Royal Danish Air Force (Flyvevåbnet) bought 27 Chipmunk T.Mk.20s from 1950 to 1953, all built at the de Havilland factory at Hatfield. They were used by the Flying School, the Mechanics School and various Station Flights until 1977 when most were sold to private users and demilitarized as... [more]

Inspiring the next generation at Simsbury, CT Fly-in

History: This Marchetti was designed by Mr. Stelio Frati of Siai Marchetti (now owned by Alenia Aermacchi of Venegono, Italy). The IAC ordered ten of these machines in 1975 to replace the very capable D.H. Chipmunk T.MK22 and Hunting Provost T.MK 53 for elementary and basic training roles. These planes... [more]

Oshkosh 2011

History: Built in Canada in 1953, this is the lowest air frame time flying T-33. It was release by the Canadian government in 1957 and has had three civilian owners. Top Specifications Registration Number Date of Manufacture N230CF 1953 Aircraft Role Nickname Fighter Trainer Silver Star Aircraft Type: Wingspan: Lockheed... [more]


History: Aircraft was flown in the Aleution Islands during 1942 after being delivered to the U.S. Army in January of 1942. Aircraft was in landing accident in September of 1942 and parted out as salvage. Aircraft was placed in a dump in Cold Bay Alaska. Aircraft recovered some forty years... [more]


History: Restored in 2010. Top Specifications Registration Number Date of Manufacture N247SG 1984 Aircraft Role Nickname Trainer Albatros Aircraft Type: Wingspan: Aero Vodochody 31 feet 0.5 inches Overall length: Empty weight: 40 feet 5 inches 7,200 US pounds Gross weight: Fuel capacity: 10,000 US pounds 384 Gal Oil capacity Engine... [more]


History: NOV. 1943 FAIRCHILD US Army CONTRACT #928 is born and assembly begins as UC-61K Forwarder #43-14964. MAY 3,1944 43-14964 is accepted by USAAF at Hagerstown PA. JUNE 1944,43-14964 Assigned to RAF under Lend Lease act of 1944 (1 of 307 UC-61K supplied to RAF).JUNE 1944 Shipped on U.S.S. Samwater... [more]


History: Serial # 44-74977 Construction # 122-41517 Paint scheme in tribute to Cary Salter of the 354th Fighter Group. 9th Air Force, known as the "Pioneer Mustang Group" for having been the first fighter group to receive the P-51 for combat assignment. CARY W. SALTER, JR. Born December 4, 1921... [more]


History: The SIAI-Marchetti SF.260M military trainer was introduced in 1970 as an improved model of the original SF.260 designed by Stelio Frati. In the late 1970s an armed version, the SF.260W Warrior was introduced. It had provisions for two strong points to carry rocket or 7.62 mm FN machine gun... [more]


History: These motorgliders were used at the USAF Academy during the eighties and early nineties to give cadets their first experience with stick and rudder. Top Specifications Registration Number Date of Manufacture N26AF Aircraft Role Nickname Trainer TG7 Aircraft Type: Wingspan: Schweizer 2-37/TG-7 59' 6" Overall length: Empty weight: Gross... [more]

Oshkosh Chipmunk Showcase, 2010

History: N26JH was finished on May 11th, 1953 and sold to the Oxford University Air Squadron (OUAS) and used to train cadets. The aircraft was retired and sold in May of 1975 into civilian use. In July of that year it was exported to the USA. In 2006 it was... [more]


History: After performing over 2000 practice carrier landings by new Naval cadets, the CIA took 13 Cat to the Belgium Congo, where spent the next 2700 hours fighting, bombing and straffing communist rebels. It was badly shot up in March of 1965. It was purchased fromt he new Ziare government... [more]


History: This aircraft was manufactured as a true DC-3 but was used during WWII to carry troops within the United States. It was delivered to Braniff Airways in 1940 and Braniff subsequently used it for troops during 1942-1943. This airplane is the second highest time DC-3 still flying with over... [more]


History: More info to come Top Specifications Registration Number Date of Manufacture N28LC 1957 Aircraft Role Nickname Trainer Aircraft Type: Wingspan: North American T-28 "Trojan" 40 feet 1 inches Overall length: Empty weight: 33 feet 6424 pounds Gross weight: Fuel capacity: 8500 pounds 177 gals Oil capacity Engine type: 14... [more]




History: The Tomahawk was an early bird for the Second World War and stayed until the show was over. The first documented victory over a German aircraft unit was recorded by a P-40 pilot. This warbird is an American single-engine, single-seat, all-metal fighter and ground attack aircraft that took its... [more]


History: After WWII it went to Spain as did many T-6 aircraft. It came back in the early "80's" and became a civilian aircraft it crashed in 1985 and was rebuilt by Jim Stiles and sold to Jim Jatho in 2001 he flew "Popeye" for 285 HRS then I bought... [more]


History: Delivered to Spanish Air Force in 1950 as ship C.6-195 (later E.16-195), flying as "422-77". Privately owned in the U.S. since 1982. Top Specifications Registration Number Date of Manufacture N2996Q 1950 Aircraft Role Nickname Advanced Trainer "Texan" "The 6" " "J-bird" Aircraft Type: Wingspan: North American T-6 42 feet... [more]

Dan Haug's Texan in flight

History: Delivered to US Army Air Force Dec 15, 1941. Remanufactored as a G model in 1949, new serial number: 49-3272 Spent most of its life in AZ doing Air Force training in the 50s Surplussed in 1957 Top Specifications Registration Number Date of Manufacture N3167G 1941 Aircraft Role Nickname... [more]

B-17G Yankee Lady

History: The Yankee Lady is owned and operated by the Yankee Air Museum based at the Willow Run Airport in Belleville, MI, which is approximately 20 miles west of Detroit. It was designed by Boeing and was built in 1945 by the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation in Burbank CA. It was manufactured... [more]


History: this SNJ has been owned and operated by the CAF for many years. In 2011 it was reassigned from Oakland CA to the Wisconsin Wing of the CAF based at KUES Waukesha Crites Field. Top Specifications Registration Number Date of Manufacture N3195G 1943 Aircraft Role Nickname Advanced trainer/gunnery training... [more]

Consolidated PT-1_PT-3 Husky

History: The value of military aviation to warfare became clear during World War I. The United States Army Air Service, (USAAF) realized the need for a new trainer to replace the all-wood structures of previous trainers. The Dayton-Wright Company, Chief Designer Colonel Virginus Clark had designed such an aircraft with... [more]

Texan Take-Off

History: The Texan, a two-place advanced trainer, was the classroom for most Allied pilots in World War II. The Texan was the U.S. military’s advanced trainer from 1936 through the 1940s and primary trainer in the 1950s. Over 15,000 were produced, with 350 still flying today. Though most famous as... [more]

Cavanaugh Flight Museum C-47

History: The Cavanaugh Flight Museum's C-47 S/N 43-15935 was delivered to the USAAF on May 29th 1944, and served in the 7th Air Force in Manila. It was then transferred to the 20th Air Force, 7th Fighter Command based at Northwest Field, Guam. It is painted in D-Day military transport... [more]

Texas Flying Legends Museum - Harvard T-6

History: The North American Aviation T-6 Texan was a single-engine advanced trainer aircraft used to train pilots of the United States Army Air Forces, United States Navy, Royal Air Force and other air forces of the British Commonwealth during World War II and into the 1950s. Designed by North American... [more]


History: This P-51D came off the North American Aviation assembly line in 1944. It was given the USAAF serial number 44-75007. Little is known about it's history in the late 1940's through the mid 1960's. In 1966, the Mustang was restored by EAA Warbirds of America Hall of Fame inductee... [more]

Georgie's Girl B-25 Profile

History: History: Over 10,000 North American B-25 Mitchell bombers were built between 1940 and the end of production in 1945. Mitchell bombers flew in support of the United States military in every theater of combat during World War II, and are most well known for the Doolittle Raid mission against... [more]

N34AF T34A "For Sale"

History: N34AF T34A model was built in 1954, used as a primary trainer by the Air Force. The Aircraft was converted to a 285 HP, IO 520, in 1998. Other Avionics and features include: TT:5049 ENG TIME:514 Teledyne Continental “Gold Medallion”. Garmin 430W GPS/Com/Nav,King KX155, Com (3):King KX155 – Rear... [more]


History: 1957 T-34A, serial number G-139 1957, Delivered to Mather Air Force Base, California. 1957 Transferred to the Mather AFB Aero Club (5Dec1957). 1966 Transferred to Civil Air Patrol (6April1966) West Bay Composite Squadron 110, Belmont, CA. 2001 Sold to Micheal Mahanor, Alstead, NH 2002 Sold to Robert Hecksher, Marathon,... [more]


History: The McDonald Racer #37 is a T-6 Gold Class competitor of the National Championship Air Races, reaching speeds up to 234.927 miles per hour. Most recently the aircraft placed 2nd in the 2010 air races. The Pilot, John Zayac, has been licensed for over 20 years and has competed... [more]


History: Serial #88-10677, USAAC 41-33557, to RAF as Harvard IIA serial EX584, to South African AF serial 7244, to Portuguese AF serial 1522, reg G-RBAC 25.01.79, reg G-BHXF reserved 06.80 but not taken up, reg G-VALE 17.09.80. This Texan arrived BIRK from EKVG on 17.05.85, departed to BGKK three days... [more]


History: The Yankee Air Force B-25D was manufactured by North American Aviation in Kansas City, Kansas in 1943. It served in North Africa with the 12th AF 57th Bomb Wing, 340th Bomb Group in Corsica, which is an island in the Mediterranean Sea, owned by France. The Yankee Warrior is... [more]

On the Wing

History: Our SNJ-5, "77", served as a trainer in 1943 & 1944 at Naval Air Station Whiting Field, Florida. It was then placed in a military surplus status until it was sold to Spain for service in the Spanish Air Force. The Spanish Air Force installed 7.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine... [more]


History: The Boeing PT-17 Stearman was a Primary Trainer for both the Army Air Corp and Navy during World War Two. The Navy trainer designation was N2S. The Stearman is a two place tandem Trainer with the student pilot sitting in the back seat. It is flown solo from the... [more]


History: Used by the USAF Academy to give cadets their first experience with stick and rudder Top Specifications Registration Number Date of Manufacture N39AF Aircraft Role Nickname Trainer TG-7 Aircraft Type: Wingspan: Schweizer 2-37/TG-7 56' 6" Overall length: Empty weight: Gross weight: Fuel capacity: 14 gal Oil capacity Engine type:... [more]


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... [more]


History: The L-39 is an advanced trainer used in the Warsaw Pact nations from the mid 1970s through the 2000s. Since the end of the Cold War, over 350 of them have been imported to the USA, making the L-39 one of the most popular warbirds ever. Top Specifications Registration... [more]

FJ-4B  N400FS

History: This particular FJ-4B, the last one flying in the world, was built in 1958 in the second to last batch of 222 aircraft, and was delivered to VA-192 “Golden Dragons” on board the USS Bon Homme Richard. It operated with several other Navy squadrons, finishing its Navy career with... [more]

P-40K Aleutian Tiger

History: The P-40 was a fighter and ground attack aircraft that was first produced in 1938 at the Curtiss Wright Corporation facility in Buffalo, New York. The P-40 design was an outgrowth of the pre-war Curtiss P-36. The Warhawk eventually saw service with 28 nations and was used by most... [more]


History: After being built in Italy in 1990, the aircraft was purchase by Frank Strickler (the US importer of Marchettis). The airplane flew to the USA in 1990 with a few other Marchettis. It was leased to the United States Air Force for evaluation for their Enhanced Flight Screening program.... [more]

"Sherry Berry" with fresh paint, guns and rockets

History: Used by SVNAF. Shipped to SE Asia under operation "Water Pump", a CIA operation against the NVA. Top Specifications Registration Number Date of Manufacture N4168E 1956 Aircraft Role Nickname Fighter Bomber in South East Asia Tango 28 "Sherry Berry" Aircraft Type: Wingspan: North American T-28 "Trojan" 40 feet 1... [more]

Nanchang CJ-6A

History: The Chinese CJ-6 was designed to replace the CJ-5 as basic military trainer. Many people think its a variant of the Soviet Yak-18A but the CJ-6 is an indigenous design. The most notable design feature is it has an aluminium alloy structure instead of the steel tube structure of... [more]


History: This aircraft U.S. Army 48-1030 was one of 22 aircraft that left Long Beach Harbor, California for Far East Army, Japan two weeks before the start of the Korean War. Quickly uncrated, assembled and tested these aircraft were pressed into immediate service hauling supplies to Pusan, Korea prior to... [more]


History:This airplane was accepted by the US Air Force on 2 November 1967 and delivered to the 23d Tactical Air Support Squadron (TASS) in Nakhon Phanom Thailand. The 23d TASS was part of the 56th Special Operations Wing The primary mission of the 23d TASS was to interdict supplies flowing... [more]

H-13E Sioux Warrior

History: N4250A is a helicopter which was originally constructed as a Bell H13E as evidenced by its data plate. In April of 1960, it was converted to a model 47-D1 and its original data plate was stamped documenting the conversion. There were no records prior to this point thus, this... [more]


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... [more]


History: History: The T-33 was the most widely used jet trainer in the world. A two-seat version of the USAF's first jet fighter, the F-80 Shooting Star, the T-33 continues to serve in various armed forces today. The T-33 is a F-80 with a lengthened fuselage to make room for... [more]


History: USAF Serial #527630 was delivered to the USAF Tinker AFB in 1953 as a base trainer. It had the standard fitment of a Continental 470 with a 2 bladed prop. The a/c was fully aerobatic and served as the primary training and jet transition aircraft for most USAF pilots... [more]


History: Built by Ryan Aeronautical in San Diego, California from an original North American design and remaining parts from North American. The aircraft went through various owners until purchased as an "original unmodified" Navion model A in 1978. After that period, I flew the aircraft back from Holister, CA. and... [more]


History: Designed and Built just after WWII by North American Aviation (NAA) as a 4-seat "Family Plane" for all of the returning pilots. The Navion was soon impressed into service as a Liaison Airplane for the Korean War by the US Army and the fledgling US Air Force. Top Specifications... [more]




History: This aircraft was originally a trainer for the Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force. It was brought to the United States in 1999 ad flown "as is" by a previous owner. It was purchased by Warren & Kelly Hill in 2009 and fully restored, with the addition of a... [more]


History: After picking up this aircraft off the slow boat from China in Long Beach Harbor, delivering it to AZ on two flat bed trailers the real work started. 9 months later the plane was up and flying, since that time a M14P engine was added, long range tanks, auto... [more]

Aircraft restorers Jim Johnson, Pat Devine and Mike LeTrello

History: Taylorcraft L-2B, s/n 43-201 Manufactured in Alliance, OH and received by the USAAF on 30 Jan 1943 Mar 1943 went to Post Field, Grand Haven, MI (assigned to the US Army Ground Forces) Aug 1943 went to Advance Glider school (AAF Flying Training Command) South Plains AAF, TX Jul... [more]


History: "The Oscar Deuce" The O-2 was a military version of the Cessna 337 Skymaster. It was purchased by the U.S. Air Force beginning in 1967 in two versions. The O-2A was used in the forward air control (FAC) mission. It was equipped with additional radios and ordnance hard points... [more]


History: N4982N is a Beechcraft T34A manufactured under license by Canadian Car & Foundry, CCF34-64, Air Force SN:53-4095. It served its military career in the 366th Fighter Bomber Wing at Alexandria Air Force Base, from 1957 to October 1968 where it was sold to Louisiana wing CAP. In Aug 1971... [more]


History: North American At-6D # 4481453 entered Military service in 1944. It served at various bases all over the United States including Randolph,Columbus,Perrin and B. Mitchell. It was retired from the Military service in the late 50's It had several private owners until it was aquired by SAMSONS IN 1999.Since... [more]


History: The Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" is a World War II bomber used primarily in Europe. B-17s from the Eighth Air Force participated in countless missions from bases in England. These missions often lasted for more than eight hours and struck at targets deep within enemy territory. Because of their... [more]

1943 Beechcraft D17S / UC-43

History: Sold new to the U.S Army Air Corps in August 1943. Based at various air bases all in USA during World War II. Declared surplus in 1945. Sold to civilian use. I am 9th owner of this aircraft. Most recent restoration and recover completed 2008. Top Specifications Registration Number... [more]

CAF Red Tail Squadron's P-51C

History: About the P-51C Mustang The CAF Red Tail Squadron restored and flies this rare P-51C model Mustang fighter to create interest in the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, who flew P-51s just like it during WWII. The red tail and the sound of the powerful Merlin engine ensure a... [more]

Oshkosh Reserve Grand Champion, Post WWII

History: Dec.1955 55-172 assigned 3304th Hondo AFB. Apr.1958 transferred 3306th, Bainbridge AFB. Oct 1960 transferred 2704th Davis-Monthan AFB for storage. Oct. 1964, dropped from USAF inv by transfer to Civil Air Patrol, Louisiana as tail number 12260. 1974 aircraft transferred to private ownership. 1985 transferred to private owner. 1988 transferred... [more]


History: This airplane came out of the Cessna Aircraft Factory in February of 1952. It initally went to the Georgia National Guard. It was being used for U. S. Army training at Fort Rucker, Alabama in 1970 when I went through Fixed Wing Aviator Flight Training, but I do not... [more]


History: N5199V is a 1944 SNJ-5 Texan, originally delivered to the U.S. Navy. She is one of some 15,000 Texans and Harvards that trained pilots in over 40 countries for decades. Texans trained nearly 250,000 U.S. pilots in World War II. In the late '60s, while privately owned, our Texan... [more]

P-51D "Ain't Misbehavin"

History: Our aircraft,s/n 44-74009, rolled out of North American Aviation's Inglewood, CA factory in October, 1944. Operationally, it remained stateside with the U.S. Army Air Force and was later transferred to the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1945, where it served until 1957. Declared surplus, the Mustang was then auctioned... [more]


History: DiamondBack History Serial #: 45-11471 Built in Dallas, TX by North American Aviation Delivered to USAAC 7/12/45 Stored at Oakland for several months, the aircraft was then transferred to the USAAF January 22, 1946: 4160th Base Unit, Hobbs, New Mexico, Air Material Command - In Storage March 31, 1947:... [more]

N5221K 2014 Keokuk L-Bird Formation Clinic

History: The Navion was designed as a civilian aircraft and adopted my the military as the L-17. There were no differences between civilian and military on the production line. Military were finished with canvas interiors, military radios/paint and a control lock. My Navion was civilian delivered to Markle Steel Comapany... [more]


History: USAF primary initial trainer at Bainbridge AB and Spence AB 1956 to 1960. Transferred to C.A.P for awhile, then 4 private owners till I acquired it in March 1999. Was in Navy scheme with the last prior owner with the original IO-470-13 engine of 225 hp. Top Specifications Registration... [more]

PT-26 Cornell

History: Ex-Royal Canadian Air Force primary trainer during WWII. Purchased under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan and delivered into service in 1943. Removed from service in 1945. Several owners throughout the next 45 years. Completely restored by Mr. Roger Miller of Eads, TN in 1992. Sold in 2010 and... [more]


History: Produced new starting in 2002 in Romania after the fall of the Soviet Union. Updated from standard Yak 52 as a tailwheel with increased fuel capacity, more horsepower, American style instruments, baggage compartment, and slightly larger cockpit. Top Specifications Registration Number Date of Manufacture N52DD 2003 Aircraft Role Nickname... [more]


History: Served in West German Luftwaffe from 1960 to 1979. Served in a flight training unit for its early career then became a Commanders liaison aircraft in two fighter bomber squadrons one F-104 Jabo 36 and one F-4F JG74. Finished its military career at the Technical school Luftwaffe 1 as... [more]


History: The Navion was originally designed at the end of WWII by North American Aviation for the civilian market, with the thought that wartime pilots would come home and continue flying with their families and friends under more peaceful conditions, but the postwar boom in civilian aviation did not materialize... [more]


History: Airplane was purchased in 2002 from Barry Rabosky. Top Specifications Registration Number Date of Manufacture N53BR 1953 Aircraft Role Nickname Trainer Mentor Aircraft Type: Wingspan: Beechcraft T-34 Mentor 32 feet 10 inches Overall length: Empty weight: 25 feet 10 inches 2055 US pounds Gross weight: Fuel capacity: 2900 pounds... [more]


History: US Army Air Force and US Air Force History of P-51 Mustangs 44-15660 & 44-74202 P-51D-25NA, s/n 44-15660 (the original “Swamp Fox”) According to USAF records, the P-51D, s/n 44-15660, was manufactured by North American Aviation, Inglewood CA and delivered to the USAAF on 20 Oct 1944. It departed... [more]


History: This P-51D model "Mustang", serial 44-72942,was built in fall of 1944 by North American Aviation in Inglewood, California. It was delivered to Army Air Force in Feb 1945 and shipped to the 12th Air Force in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations in Europe. It was transferred to the 15th... [more]

CAF Gunfighter

History: COMMEMORATIVE AIR FORCE 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... [more]


History: 1944: Nov 14 - Crashed - pilot Dean R Gilmore killed - 3m SSE Claremont FL During a low-level navigation training mission around Lake Louise in Florida, Lt. Gilmore struck the water and crashed. Close by fisherman located Gilmore and brought him ashore. He did not survive the crash.... [more]


History: 1963: N5466V, Bob Bixler, San Jose CA 1966: C.Caprioglio, Fresno CA 1973: David Norland, Denver CO - "No Name Dame" race #76 2000: Jack Roush, Livonia MI 2001: Restoration by Cal-Pacific Airmotive and American Aero Services 2003: Restoration complete, first flight in August 2005: N551J, Jack Roush - changed... [more]

Doug & Walt's north American T6

History: Started as a C in Texas in the USAF. Converted to G in 1950, sn 49-2920. Went to Marana AFB (AZ) until late 1953. Stored at Davis- Monthan AFB until May 1980. TT was 6569 since new. Standard AW Cert issued May 23, 1980. Top Specifications Registration Number Date... [more]

SNJ-5C Tailhook CQ trainer. BuAer 90656

History: History of North American Aviation SNJ-5C BuAer 90656 This aircraft was built at the North American Aviation Corp Dallas Texas plant in 1944 as an AT-6D, US Army Air Forces serial number 42-85873 and immediately offset to the US NAVY allocation block priority number 61-2D and became U.S. NAVY... [more]


History: The Vultee Valiant was the aircraft cadet pilots flew after finishing the primary phase in aircraft such as the PT-17 Stearman, Fairchild PT-19 or the Ryan PT-22. The BT-13 was less forgiving than the primary trainers, introducing the feel of a more powerful and complex aircraft. Training included formation... [more]


History: Spanish Air Force trainer. Last IRAN 1978. Exported and owner flown in Nevada for 17 years, 2 years in Georgia and purchased by Foundation in 2008. Top Specifications Registration Number Date of Manufacture N56NA 1949 Aircraft Role Nickname Trainer "Pilot Maker" Aircraft Type: Wingspan: North American AT-6/SNJ/ Harvard 42... [more]


History: Imported into the US from Romania where it was built in 2003 in the same factory and fixtures as it's soviet predecessors. Painted in original eastern front D day Soviet Paint scheme. Inboard of the aileron under the wings are 4 hard point mounts for air to ground missile... [more]

Photo by Jim Koepnick

History: Boeing S/N # 75-3221 Military S/N #41-25714 Boeing PT-17 #41-25714 was manufactured on 5-11-1942. The aircraft was accepted to the USAAF on 5-16-1942 and flown to Maxwell Field, in Montgomery Alabama. On June the second of 1942 the plane was assigned to Union City Tennessee, which was a contract... [more]

Texas Flying Legends Museum - Wildcat FM-2

History: Grumman designed the F4F Wildcat and it became the primary fighter for the Navy in the early days of WWII playing an instrumental role in the Battles for Wake Island, the Coral Sea, and Midway. Starting in 1943, though Grumman held the production rights, they had others build them.... [more]

Dot over Tampa Bay



History: Released by Ministry of Defense KYRGYZ Republic in December 1997. Imported to US and licensed June 1998. Operated by Warbird Preservation Foundation for the purpose of display and education. Regularly flys with The Hopper Flight Demonstration Team Nationally. Top Specifications Registration Number Date of Manufacture N600DM 1984 Aircraft Role... [more]


History: Navy History - Stearman 55708 10 July 1943 - Navy accepts BuAeroNo 55708 at Boeing’s Wichita, Kansas plant. 15 July 1943 - 55708 assigned to Naval Air Station Bunker Hill, Indiana. August 1943 - Assigned to Naval Auxiliary Air Facility, St. Louis, Missouri. 30 September 1944 - Stricken from... [more]

Texas Flying Legends Museum - C-53

History: C-53 & D-Day Invasion with the Warbirds Living History Group The Warbirds Living History Group joins the Texas Flying Legends Museum for a D-Day re-enactment. Members will paint invasion stripes and nose art on the TFLM's C-53 (transport version of the DC-3/C-47) Monday starting at 10 a.m., re-enacting D-Day... [more]


History: TORA 101 was originally a Canadian Car & Foundry Harvard IV in service with the RCAF from 1952 - 1968. Purchased by Twentieth Century Fox along with other aircraft to be modified and used in their film, TORA! TORA! TORA!, and flown 197 hours during the filming. Purchased after... [more]

Tucano in formation over Kentucky

History: The Short Tucano is a two-seat turboprop basic trainer used by the Royal Air Force. It was developed in order to meet a requirement to replace the Jet Provost as the basic fast-jet trainer for the RAF. The Short Tucano was selected in 1985 in preference to the Pilatus... [more]

T-34B Taken during Beech Party 2010

History: The Navy accepted BG-279 in November 1965 at Pensacola, Fl. She spent her career at Pensacola, Fl from 1956 until August 1970. As a primary trainer, she conducted 4 tours of duty logging, 7,461 hours of flying, and had approximately 28,950 landings. In November 1970, she was transferred to... [more]


History: The Nanchang CJ-6 was a Chinese version of a Soviet Yak 18. In 1957 Chinese designers Cheng Bushi and Lin Jiahua began improvements including an aluminum semi-monocoque fuselage, flush rivits, modified Clark airfoil wing with pronounced dihedral (gull wing), and an upgraded power plant with matching propeller. The CJ-6A... [more]

Yolo county Valley

History: The CJ-6 (CJ = Chuji Jiaolianji = Primary Trainer in English) is an all-original Chinese design that is commonly, but erroneously, mistaken for a Yak 18A. Its predecessor, the Nanchang CJ-5, was a licence-built version of the Yak-18. However, advancements in pilot training brought a need for a new... [more]


History: Aircraft was built in Texas and delivered to the Navy at Pensacola Naval Air Station in September of 1944. Used to train Navy Pilots, for the War in the Pacific, and after the War. Surplussed out and sold to a parts dealer in Maryland in 1958. Probably sold for... [more]


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... [more]

Texan N651SH over Culpeper, VA

History: Rebuilt by North American in 1949 as a T-6D Standard for the USAF as 49-3305. Stationed at Goodfellow AFB, Texas. N651SH was exported to Spain in 1962 and modified by the Ejército del Aire or Spanish Air Force to C.6 or Cazabombardero 6 configuration. That means "fighter bomber 6"... [more]

The WilgaBeast

History: In military service, the Wilga 35P was used as liaison, recovery and light observation platforms between 1983 and 1989. Often used by the Polish Air Force and Border Guard in border patrol missions and as a training platform. Later the aircraft was used by the national airline of Poland... [more]

gear coming up

History: This T-6G shares an important date in history of America and WWII. This airplane was “born” and delivered to the U.S. Army Air Corp on December 7, 1942. One year exactly after the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor. This T-6G also shares the same commissioning date of the famous... [more]


History: The Spanish Lady is a 1949 North American T-6G Texan. She was originally manufactured by North American Aviation in 1944 as an AT-6D and was used to train allied pilots during World War II. The Texan is two-seat aircraft and served as the advanced single engine trainer during the... [more]


History: This aircraft did not leave the continental US, was assigned to three-four stateside units. (more to follow) Top Specifications Registration Number Date of Manufacture N69887 1943 Aircraft Role Nickname Liaison "Flying Jeep", "Jungle Angel" Aircraft Type: Wingspan: Stinson L-5 "Sentinel" 34 feet Overall length: Empty weight: 24 feet 1... [more]


History: I picked up this aircraft in Long Beach Harbor literally off the "Slow boat from China" removed it from the shipping containers on to two flat bed trailers, drove to Phoenix Az and started assembling the aircraft. This plane still has the original Chinese Air Force paint job on... [more]


History: This aircraft was built in 1942 and converted to a G model in 1949. It was then used in the Spanish Air Force during the 80's before it was returned to the United States and sold into civilian service. Top Specifications Registration Number Date of Manufacture N6G 1942 Aircraft... [more]


History: Derived from the Beagle Pup, the Scottish Aviation Bulldog was designed as a primary and aerobatic military trainer. N708BD, former RAF XX708, was built in 1975 and was delivered to the RAF on 04 NOV 1975. The aircraft was retired from service in 2000 having last served with the... [more]

Powered up the R1340-AN1 Radial and headed into the sky

History: Engine Fuel Engine limits Airspeed limits C.G. range Empty weight C.G. range Maximum weight No. seats Maximum baggage Fuel capacity Oil capacity Control surface movements Pratt & Whitney Military model R-1340-47, R-1340-49, R-1340-AN-1 or R-1340-36 87 min. grade aviation gasoline Maximum continuous, (Sea level) 34.0 in.Hg., 2200 rpm (550... [more]

Over Colorado Springs

History: This aircraft served in the US Navy until it was removed from inventory in 1958. During the Korean War, this aircraft (Bu # 97143) had over 200 combat missions aboard the USS Valley Forge and the USS Boxer. It also saw combat in Honduras during the “Soccer War” between... [more]

Kent and Marchetti over a Texas lake

History: Built for the Italian Air Force but used by other Air Forces all over the world. This particular airplane was built for the Government of Zaire, but never delivered. It went directly into civilian hands and was imported by Frank Strickler of Denton, TX, during the late 80's and... [more]

Texas Flying Legends Museum - TBM Avenger

History: Production of the TBF Avenger began in 1941 and by June of 1942 the United States Navy flew these planes into combat during the battle of Midway. Their huge popularity presented a problem for Grumman and they had to contract much of the production out to the General Motors... [more]


History: The B-25 became synonymous with the crushing power of aerial bombing after Lieutenant Colonel James Doolittle led a squadron of 16 of the medium bombers in one of the most courageous raids of the war, over mainland Japan. They flew 800 miles from the deck of an aircraft carrier... [more]

Ret. Col. Harry Stewart (backseat) bring home the T6 he flew at Tuskegee Army Air Field (TAAF) in 1945

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.... [more]


History: Liz and i were able to get our T-6 nov. 2012. it is a pure joy to fly and is right at home on our grass strip in south mississippi Top Specifications Registration Number Date of Manufacture n748LL 1944 Aircraft Role Nickname Trainer "Pilot Maker" Aircraft Type: Wingspan: North... [more]

Harry Flying his PQ-14B after 30 Years of Blood Sweat and Tears

History: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are nothing new. In 1940 the U.S. Army Air Corps ordered the development of the radio-controlled aircraft to be used as targets for training artillery gunners. These target aircraft were to be flown unmanned, controlled by radio signals from a “mother ship”. Provisions were made... [more]


History: “HELL-ER BUST” is a P-51D Mustang, serial number 44-72438, built at the North American plant at Inglewood and delivered to the United States Army Air Force, 8th Air Force in January of 1945 and later served with the Swedish Air Force as Fv26131 from 1948-1952 and ended its military... [more]

N7572 AT-6

History: N7572 is a North American AT-6D. It's constructor number is 88-15335 and it's serial number is 41-34018. The constructor number was assigned to it by North American, while the serial number was based on United States Army Air Corps' contract number for that particular aircraft. She was built in... [more]

48-1007 At the Skagit Airshow 2005

History: The NAvion was the first civilian aircraft manufactured by North American Aviation, known for producing legendary military aircraft such as the P-51 Mustang fighter, AT-6 Texan trainer, B-25 Mitchell bomber and F-86 Saber Jet fighter. NAvions are rugged, capable aircraft that have excellent short landing and take-off capabilities, can... [more]


History: Manufactured at the Oberpafenhoffen Plant in Munich German on 2 June 1959 as SN (CN 391)as a Do27-B3. Retained at Dornier until delivery in Oct. 1959 HFInstKP 307 (HEERESFLIEGERINSTANTSETSUNGSKOMPANIE) Aviation Repair Company at Niedermendig and serialized as PL+425. Later served with HFst 301(renamed HFB 300 in 1962 and in... [more]

Engine mounted

History: 26 November 1943 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command at Winnipeg This aircraft was built as a Lend Lease funded aircraft, also issued RAF serial FZ337 and USAAF serial 43-36387 (PT-26B-FE), RAF serial number marked as company number. First used by No. 19 Elementary Flying Training... [more]

Chippy at AirVenture Oshkosh 2015 (EAA Photo)

History: Like all good British-built Chippies N7DW began life in the Royal Air Force in 1951, SERNO BF-370. It then emigrated to Australia in 1956 to join the Tasmanian Aero Club as VH-BSQ. With surplus Chipmunks in easy supply, by 1965 both Britain and Australia began converting a handful of... [more]

The O-2A in flight.

History: Built by Cessna in 1967, this aircraft was accepted by the US Air Force in 1968. It served in Vietnam, although it is currently unknown with what units. It returned to CONUS and served with the Michigan Air National Guard in Battle Creek. When it was surplus to requirements,... [more]


History: This aircraft was a trainer based in the U.S. from 1951 through 1957 when it was "mothballed" in Arizona. Private owners bought the plane in 1958 and it has had 5 owners since. The T-28' are certified as experimental. Top Specifications Registration Number Date of Manufacture N8089H 1951 Aircraft... [more]


History: Built in 1969. Served with the Syracuse Air National Guard. Recovered from boneyard and restored in 2012. Top Specifications Registration Number Date of Manufacture N815D 1969 Aircraft Role Nickname Forward Air Controller "Oscar Deuce", "Mixmaster", "Push-Pull" Aircraft Type: Wingspan: Cessna O-2A Skymaster 38 feet 2 inches Overall length: Empty... [more]


History: Navy trainer for 3 years at Saufley Field. Then Georgia forestry patrol for 20 years. Went to N. Carolina and sat for a few years before being dis-assembled and shipped to a college in Michigan. We bought it in pieces in 2003 and spent 3 1/2 years restoring it.... [more]

CAF Dixie Wing SBD "Dauntless"

History: 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 preserve and... [more]


History: Built in Canada by Canadian Car & Foundry (34-95)in 1953, served with the US Air Force until 1960. Then transfered through the Military Assistance Program to Indonesia. Recovered from Indonesia in the mid 1990's. Restoration from 1997 to 2007. Top Specifications Registration Number Date of Manufacture N834G May 1953... [more]


History: Type History: The DC-3/C-47 is the probably the most versatile aircraft ever built. Over 13,000 were built during ten years of production. Every major US airline flew the DC-3. Many were converted to gunships during the Vietnam war. DC-3s and C-47s are still being flown today. Aircraft History: The... [more]


History: The North American AT6D was an Advanced Trainer for the United States Army Air Corp during World War II. The same basic airframe was used as an advance trainer for the Navy, known as the SNJ, and in the service of the Royal Air Force and the Royal Canadian... [more]


History: This aircraft was part of the MAP (Military Assistance Program) and sent to EI-28 Italy. It was sold in 1985 and shipped back to the USA in a crate. It was in a crate until it was sold to a dealer in 1998. We purchased it from the dealer... [more]

In-Flight Shot

History: This particular aircraft spent its career in various Navy Training Command Units. Taken out of military service in 1984, and privately owned since 1988. Top Specifications Registration Number Date of Manufacture N9025Y 1956 Aircraft Role Nickname Trainer and Close Air Support Trojan Aircraft Type: Wingspan: North American T-28 "Trojan"... [more]

Mike Weinfurter's L-19

History: Birddog 51-11971, a 1951 TL-19A Birddog This Aircraft is a Cessna TL-19A (TO-1A), Bu No. 51-11971, Cessna Serial Number 22285. It rolled out the doors of the Cessna Aircraft Company Pawnee Division in Wichita on 24 January, 1951 as the 1285th Birddog built and the first of four completed... [more]


History: Manufactured by Noorduyn March 1941 Serial # 3310 Construction # 07-184 Civil Registration CF-MMT C-FMMT N-92019 Delivered to the RCAF as 3310 Taken on strength March 9, 1942 -Assigned to No. 14 Service Flight Training School, RCAF Station Alymer, Ont., Canada -Converted to a Mk2a armamnet trainer -Catagory B... [more]

Having fun with the Air Force!

History: We are the second owners since military. It served in the Navy/Marines until 1958 then was retired from service. We acquired this plane in 1979 and it has been flown and restored since. Top Specifications Registration Number Date of Manufacture N934JT 1943 Aircraft Role Nickname Trainer "J-Bird" Aircraft Type:... [more]

CAF WI Wing PT-26 N9474H

History: This beautiful aircraft was acquired by the CAF in 2012 and assigned to the Wisconsin Wing based at KUES Waukesha Crites Field. Top Specifications Registration Number Date of Manufacture N9474H 1943 Aircraft Role Nickname Primary Trainer Cornell Aircraft Type: Wingspan: Fairchild PT-26 36 feet Overall length: Empty weight: 27... [more]


History: Not many people know that the US Marine Corps flew bombers in WWII. One of the missions of the Devil Dog Squadron is to keep that piece of history alive. PBJs came about by chance. In 1943, North American, the B-25's manufacturer, produced more B-25s than the Army Air... [more]


History: The North American Harvard II was built in the USA but trained in Canada in WWII. After the war it went the Netherlands until 1960. Top Specifications Registration Number Date of Manufacture N9884 1943 Aircraft Role Nickname Trainer Texian Aircraft Type: Wingspan: North American Harvard II 42' Overall length:... [more]


History: The model was first ordered by the British Empire in 1938 and should not be confused with the Wirraway or Yale, which are part of the same family. Once North American Aviation produced a successful airframe, the US military caught on and purchased the aircraft as the T-6 Texan... [more]


History: Like most of the type in North America, this was imported new with a standard, civilian airworthiness certificate by Fox 51 Ltd, Denton TX. I am the second owner, since 1998. About 20% of SF.260s in North America, and most elsewhere in the world, were sold as military trainers,... [more]


History: "The Piper L-4 Grasshopper of WW2 was the military version of the highly popular pre-war J3 Cub, by which name it was more widely known to service personnel. Of the 5,500 L-4 variants produced between 1942 and 1945, some went to liaison squadrons and of the USAAF, but the... [more]


History: Accepted at the Stinson manufacturing plant in Wayne, MI on June 6, 1945 by the USAAF. Top Specifications Registration Number Date of Manufacture NC67039 June 6, 1945 Aircraft Role Nickname Liaison "Flying Jeep", "Jungle Angel" Aircraft Type: Wingspan: Stinson L-5 "Sentinel" 34 feet Overall length: Empty weight: 24 feet... [more]


History: Grumman FM-2 Wildcat Engine – Wright 1820-56W, 1350 Hp Our Wildcat was built in 1944 by General Motors. Went to the West Coast and served in Training Command. Was transferred to Great Lakes in Glenview, Illinois and mustered out of inventory in 1946. History until 1987 is unknown although... [more]

"Red Nose" over Wisconsin

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... [more]


History: This Curtiss N-model P-40 began life in Buffalo, New York, during the summer of 1943. It was one of more that 12,000 P-40s built during World War II by the 40,000 employees at Curtiss. 105861 was shipped to the Army Air Force at San Diego in August, 1943. From... [more]

Cavanaugh Flight Museum P-51D "The Brat III" Photo Credit: Scott Slocum / Aero Marketing Group /

History: You can purchase a ride in this historic aircraft! The museum’s P-51D was manufactured in 1944 and shipped to England. It was assigned to the 9th Air Force, 370th Fighter Group, 401st Fighter Squadron, and was flown by Lt. Hjalmar Johnsen. In June 1947 it was sold to the... [more]

Red-tailed P-51C Mustang in Tuskegee, AL 2011

History: The CAF Red Tail Squadron’s P-51C Mustang was built in 1944 by North American Aviation. It flew as a stateside trainer for the USAF until World War II ended. Declared as surplus, it was flown to Bozeman where it was displayed at Montana State College. It remained there until... [more]


History: This aircraft flew off the USS Vella Gulf and participated in Okinawa campaign and has battle damage "bullet holes." For additional information please visit Top Specifications Registration Number Date of Manufacture NL81865 1945 Aircraft Role Nickname Torpedo/Bomber "Turkey" Aircraft Type: Wingspan: Grumman TBF/TBM "Avenger" 51 feet 2 inches... [more]

SBD "Dauntless"

History: Commemorative Air Force SBD “Dauntless” Lady in Blue 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... [more]


History: Royal Air Force Trainer: 1951-1974 No. 3 Basic Flying Training School (BFTS) 1951-1953 London University Air Squadron (ULAS) 1953-1957 RAF Central Flying School (CFS) 1957-1964 Glasgow University Air Squadron (GUAS) 1964-1974 Released from the RAF, and sold to Dr. Francis A. Donnelly (1974) Sold to Dave Harris (2015) Top... [more]

Formation Training over Hood River, Oregon Photo By: Mary Kasprzyk

History: Stuff Top Specifications Registration Number Date of Manufacture NX66KB 1976 Aircraft Role Nickname Trainer Aircraft Type: Wingspan: Industria Aeronautică Română (IAR) IAR-823 10 meters (32ft 9-3/4in) Overall length: Empty weight: 8.24 meters (27ft 1/4in) 900 kg (1984 lb.) Gross weight: Fuel capacity: 1500 kg (3307 lb.) 340L (90Gal) Oil... [more]


History: The Texas Flying Legends Museum has one of only a few flying Japanese Zeros left in the world. Mitsubishi designed the Navy Type Zero Carrier-Based Fighter in 1937 and it became known for its design and production volume during the war. Of course, it is also known for being... [more]