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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The Mighty Air Tractor

The Mighty Air Tractor

We owe a lot to this aircraft and to the pilots who fly them all year long! Most simply call them "crop duster" but most tractor drivers say, "They've never sprayed a field with dust." This amazing ...

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The Hawker Sea Fury

The Hawker Sea Fury

The Hawker Sea Fury is an incredibly impressive warbird! One of the fastest production line piston driven planes ever, it was developed during WWII but didn't see service. With its large engine and four canon wing guns, ...

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Nope, it’s a Harvard!

Nope, it’s a Harvard!

Nope, it's not a AT-6 Texan, not even a SNJ, in fact it wasn't even made in the US but Canada! It's a Harvard and there is a reason why it looks like at T-6. Using plans ...

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The PA-11 Fun

The PA-11 Fun

Built for just two years, 1947-49, the PA-11 is basically the J-3 Cub that goes nearly 30mph faster. In that short time nearly two thousands were built and if you've ever been to Alaska, you might think ...

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The Death of Polished Metal

The Death of Polished Metal

The CAF AZ Wing B-17G "Sentimental Journey" is simply a thing of beauty. It tours the country during the summer to remind us all of the sacrifice of many for the freedoms we enjoy today. A common ...

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It’s taught thousands to fly – the J-3 Cub

It’s taught thousands to fly – the J-3 Cub

That includes my father and I! The Piper J-3 Cub is the sweetest little plane that has been around since 1938. Nearly 20,000 were produced between 1938-47 selling for as low as $995! It seats two in ...

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The English Field

The English Field

It's hard today to picture what it was like for those boys, the bomber crews who based out of England and taking the battle to Germany. The cold, the damp, the uncertainty and the great fatalities at ...

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The Unsung P-40

The Unsung P-40

When the P-40 first came off the assembly line, it was ahead of its time. But by the start of WWII, it was already considered by many behind the times. It truly had its hands full in ...

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