Posts

Showing posts from 2019

Plane Savers D-Day C-47 Flies!

Image
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

Image
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

Image
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

Image
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

Image
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 …

Plane Savers

Image
For the aviation history buff I highly recommend the YouTube show called Plane Savers. Mikey McBryan from Buffalo Airways is making ready to save a D-Day veteran C-47 from Montreal. As they prepare to make the C-47 flyable Mikey is sharing history, stories and updates from aircraft restorations around the world. Give it a watch from episode one. The link above is for an episode where some vintage 8mm videos are shared.