Showing posts from February, 2013

Red Bull P-38 and Corsair Video

Wow... you must take the time to watch this video showing The Flying Bulls collection P-38 Lightning and F4U Corsair flying in the skies over Austria!

When I was young I saw these two Warbirds flying in the skies over Texas.  Now years later they fly together again!  Red Bull campaigns these two vintage fighters, as well as a large fleet of other cool airplanes around Europe from their base in Salzburg, Austria.

Enjoy the video and then click thru to their web site - Hangar 7 "The Flying Bulls"

Be sure to check out the awesome architecture of their two cool hangars!  One day I will go visit!

Golden Age Air Racers

My aviation interest does cover a broad range of aircraft.  Mainly types between 1920s and 1950s.  For a few years I studied almost exclusively 1930s Golden Age air racers.  Delmar Benjamin burst on the airshow scene back in the 1990s with his Gee Bee R-2 replica and that really brought out the interest in the racers amongst the aviation minded public.  Few original racers exist so most of the Golden Age aircraft seen today are replicas.  Gee Bee's of various models, Travel Air Mystery Ship, Roscoe Turner's racers, de Haviland Comet racer and more are so unique that to see them in any form today is worth the effort from the owners to showcase an awesome time in aviation history.

Where would you see them today?  Well, some are shown in museums, others in private owners hangars and a few that are currently being built will hopefully make it to local and national airshows.

Pete Groves and I have corresponded over the last couple years from our mutual interest in the Ryan STA.  P…