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Scale Aircraft Models

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After all these years I still enjoy building scale aircraft models. With our son now helping with the builds AND selecting the NEXT builds it has been fun to work on new models. We visited a scale model show in Arlington, Texas this morning and snagged a few more aircraft for the collection. Highlighted below are a few awesome builds we saw on display.



In the next couple weeks I will post some pictures of some of our recent builds.

EAA Visits Blakesburg

EAA Photographers and videographers made the trip down to Blakesburg, Iowa for the 2019 Antique Airplane Association Fly-In.

Check out the fantastic photos! Click here for the EAA Blog.

Plane Savers D-Day C-47 Flies!

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Hats off to Mikey McBryan and his HARD WORKING volunteers who in a few short months took a derelict C-47/DC-3 and made it fly. Mikey posted daily videos on the history, volunteer work efforts and eventual flight of the D-Day C-47 FZ668.  Make time to watch all 156 episodes. It is worth your time. The video below is the amazing end to this seasons flight of C-FDTD.

Also check out the web site... Plane Savers




EAA B-25 Flies Again

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Good news out of Oshkosh! The EAA B-25 has flown again after a multi-year restoration. This historic B-25 flew in the 1970 movie "Catch 22" as "Berlin Express" and will soon join the EAA B-17 ride tour. Check out the video below.


For a listing of surviving B-25s check out this list on AeroVintage.com

EAA Sun N Fun 2019 Photos

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Jim Busha of EAA posted a Sun N Fun summary on the EAA Blog. Complimented by photos from Connor Madison and Chris Miller. Be sure to click through the complete gallery of photos.

Link to the post here.

XP-82 Twin Mustang at Sun N Fun

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The first big airshow of the year is Sun N Fun in Lakeland, Florida. I have been pouring over Instagram, Facebook and other sites to see the debut of the XP-82 Twin Mustang. Airail Images has posted a short flight video of the Twin Mustang flying in the show. Sit down and hit play!




To read up on the restoration go to... http://www.xp-82twinmustangproject.com/

Aviation Videos on YouTube

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Aviation Videos

Yes, there are plenty of videos on YouTube but lately I have notice the quality of the videos being produced improving. Now my focus is vintage aircraft but my interest can bleed over to other aircraft when I see cool content. My last post was a link to Mikey McBryan's Plane Saves. This post will include links to other channels that I have subscribed to.

Dewey Davenport is the owner of several vintage airplanes and he has been visiting the restoration of the Mid America Flight Museum's Travel 6000 at the shop in Ohio. Follow along to see the restoration and other aviation stories.




Eric Goujon is one of the pilots with The Flying Bulls collection in Austria. His short videos highlight his flying airshows around Europe. The scenery is AMAZING as well as the aircraft!




EAA will post video content and they can highlight vintage aircraft. This one tells the story of the rare Aeronca LB Low-Wing.




Kermit Weeks and his Fantasy of Flight are know worldwide for being one …