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Texas Flying Legends to Saint Barths Airshow

Texas Flying Legends along with Lewis Air Legends made the trip from Texas to Anguilla out past the British Virgin Islands! The crews from both Warbird collections have assembled quite the formation to make the LONG trip to perform an airshow at Saint Barthelemy.

Two B-25 Mitchells, two F7F Tigercats, a Zero, a P-40 Warhawk, a TBM Avenger and a F4U Corsair are on the adventure.

Check out this highlights video from the Texas Flying Legends cameras... video

All Things Aero reported on the beginning of the trip.... article here

It is exciting to see that the owners and pilots of these Warbirds will venture far and wide to display these historic aircraft!

Links - Texas Flying Legends - Lewis Air Legends


Bata Lockheed 10 - Post Restoration First Flight

Hats off to Wichita Air Services for the post restoration first flight of Lockheed 10 serial number 1091!
Watch the first engine start here... video
Watch the first take off here... video

This 10 has a unique history, as most vintage airplanes do, in that it was first purchased by Bata and will soon return to the Czech Republic to live near its original home!
A link to on post on the Bata company web site... Bata in the News
It's new home in the Czech Republic will be... Tocna
For more on surviving Lockheed 10 and 12 aircraft visit.... Another Time
Link to Wichita Air Services web site

St. Louis Robin - Curtiss Robin History Relived

Last November 15th I made the trip down to near Waco, Texas to see a historic airplane. A Curtiss Robin named The St. Louis Robin. Terry Bowden and his crew prepared the Robin for flight after it has been sitting for many years. Kelly Mahon would do the piloting. What took place on that day in November was not just some friends gathering to see the airplane... or even see it make a flight... there were family members of the original record breaking flight on hand! They all wanted to see history!

Dale Jackson and Forest O'Brine flew this very Curtiss Robin on a record breaking endurance flight of 420 hours and 21 minutes. Follow the link below to read Terry Bowden's blog with the back story on this historic Curtiss Robin.

Barnstormer's Random Aeronautics

A quick flight around the pattern was made and then Kelly took two of the three family members, relatives of Jackson and O'Brine, for a flight. An amazing day reconnecting to a historic event!









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