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Pearl Harbor Day

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Remembering Pearl Harbor this weekend in 2019. I have been fortunate to see two of only a hand full of aircraft that survived the December 7th attack. A Grumman Duck and Ford Trimotor are two that are a part of the Mid America Flight Museum collection in East Texas. The video attached here highlights those two survivors.










Chicago Skyline Flight - video

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Fly along on a sunset flight of the Chicago skyline in a Beech 18! What a great video by Steve Thomas and friends from Poplar Grove.








Aviator Holiday Gift Guide

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The Another Time Aviator Holiday Gift Guide


Need gift ideas for the aviation enthusiast on your list? The holiday shopping has begun and here are some of our recommendations for this year!
BVR Design has an outstanding selection of t-shirts, posters and more. From vintage racers to jets there is something for the aviator on your list. Be sure to check out the cool poster we co-designed… the Time Flies Racer Poster!




Want to read one of our favorite World War Two biographies? Snag A Higher Call and other books from Adam Makos. This year I added Devotion to my own Christmas list.
Link - Adam Makos Books
Are you a watch enthusiast with a bent toward aviation history? Cruise through the selection of sharp watches from AVI-8. Hurricane, Lancaster, Harrier II and Hunter are just some of the aircraft themed watches AVI-8 has created.
Link - AVI-8 Watches
For the die-hard Warbird fan consider the book published with photographs from the “glory days” of Texas Warbird airshows in Breckenridge, …

Scale Warbird Models

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This past summer our boy and I finished up a couple of scale Warbird models. When the Texas weather really heats up in July and August we spend some afternoons tinkering on models. We painted and added decals to a few and they were added to our displays in the office.




The weather has been pretty nice this Fall so we are visiting local airports shooting photos and videos. We will be back on more models this winter! Watch for a few more model posts after the holidays.

What are your favorite Warbird scale models? Click comment to post.

Visit to the Vintage Flying Museum - Video

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Our latest video production has been posted on our YouTube Channel. This video features highlights from visits to the Vintage Flying Museum in Ft. Worth, Texas. Our boy and I visit every couple months to check out "the bomber hangar" as we call it. Depending on their airshow schedules there could be multiple World War Two bombers on display. The Commemorative Air Force B-29 FIFI and B-24 Diamond Lil both winter in the museum at Meacham Field. Also inside are two Douglas Invaders along with other Warbird and vintage aircraft. When in North Texas stop by this great collection housed in a World War Two era B-29 bomber hangar. Watch the video for a walk around inside.


Evergreen Aviation Museum Visit

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A family trip had us in the Pacific Northwest about two weeks ago. One day I took our boy to the Evergreen Aviation Museum in McMinnville, Oregon. My last visit there was over 10 years ago so I was curious to see the museum again. A good number of the Warbirds in the collection were purchased by the Collings Foundation but I was pleasantly surprised that there were plenty of unique airplanes on display. A good number of vintage, Warbird and jets fill the space around the flying boat.

The main mission for the trip was to have our boy see the Hughes H-4 Hercules flying boat. The massive airplane just overwhelmed him! The 8 engine, one of a kind aircraft fills the main display building with ALL the other airplanes fitting under its wings and tail!


So I highly recommend the museum. Plan on spending 4-6 hours there to make the cost worth it and explore the multi-building museum.


Curtiss Robin - Mid America Flight Museum

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A few weeks ago I was offered a ride in one of my favorite airplanes. While visiting the Mid America Flight Museum in East Texas I was able to jump in for a flight in Robin serial number 237, NC3277G. This Robin was used in the movie "Pearl" and it well taken care of here in Texas. The roomy cabin for two offers good visibility out the side windows and is very stable. Over 700 were produced but they are rarely seen in numbers today. So it was a fun treat to fly in this vintage ship.