L-5 Stinson Liaison

L-5 Stinson Liaison

The Stinson L-5 Sentinel served many roles, so many it was called by some as the "flying jeep." It flew in the PTO and ETO serving as a flying platform for observing the battle below. They flew ...

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Gorgeous Waco UPF-7

Gorgeous Waco UPF-7

This graceful Waco UPF-7 is one of the few Wacos that served as a trainer for WWII pilots. The Waco F series begin in 1930 with many versions/updates produced in the years that followed. The UPF-7 was ...

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C-17 Globemaster II

C-17 Globemaster II

Once you walk inside the enormous C-17 Globemaster, you quickly understand how tanks get moved around the globe overnight! When parked on the ground, its size is overwhelming and you've gotta wonder if the darn thing can ...

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Early Blue Angel

Early Blue Angel

The Blue Angels were formed back in 1946 after WWII. It's the second older flying demonstration team on the planet. This long earned tradition started with the F7F Hellcat which they flew June - August, 1946. They ...

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The Gorgeous Waco DSO

The Gorgeous Waco DSO

This gorgeous Waco DSO flies the skies of California today. That's pretty amazing for an aircraft from 1929! Just over fifteen hundred were produced of the variant the DSO derives from selling for just a couple thousand ...

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Trainer to Fighter

Trainer to Fighter

One on the unsung heroes of WWII is the vast training network for pilots. The US developed hundreds of training bases across the US producing pilots for all facets of the USAAF. The AT-6 Texan (yellow aircraft) ...

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Hells Hawks Jug

Hells Hawks Jug

The Hell Hawks started flying from England and after D-Day moved their operations (aircraft, air fields and personal) with the front across Europe. They used the P-47 "Jug" as much as a ground support aircraft as bomber ...

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Eye in the Sky L-5

Eye in the Sky L-5

The Stinson L-5 started flying in service in 1942 playing the important role of being eyes in the sky. Going low and slow, they would have an observer in the back seat who would be on the ...

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Valor Kept Them Flying

Valor Kept Them Flying

  When the Zeros of the Japanese fleet came over the hill on December 7th, 1941, they caught the US armed forces flat footed. Two pilots managed to get a car and race to a remote air strip ...

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The Hamilton Metal Plane

The Hamilton Metal Plane

Built in the late 1920s, the Hamilton Metal Plane was meant to carry six passengers across the country. Less than 50 were built but they saw service around the country which includes a route from Fairbanks to ...

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