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The Nine Year Louisiana HEATWAVE How much manpower and money does it
take to transform a dilapidated gate guardian into a static display
showpiece? You'll be amazed at the answer.
Purple Princess Gets the Gold - Reno 2013
The Purple Princess Gets the Gold If you're a Reno fan you won't want to
miss Scott Germain's expert play-by-play that leaves you feeling as
though you were there for the action. 23 Busted! Steven Hinton Jr.
shares his knowledge of Risk Management and how it applies to flight
Steven Hinton Jr. shares his knowledge of Risk Management and how it
applies to flight safety.
Happy -- Meet the 2013 Voodoo Team
Max Happy Meet the 2013 Voodoo Team How did the Purple People and their
P-51, Voodoo, win the 2013 Unlimited Gold Championship after years of
coming up short? In this story Scott Germain tells how everything came
Resource Section: Warbird Merchandise and
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In this issue of Warbird Digest we highlight the following aviation-warbird
related companies: Platinum Fighter Sales, Aviation
Autographs, Aero Media Group, and Paul Bowen
DEBDEN REBEL Joe Joiner is a quiet hero who says he's nothing special.
Steve Chapis documented his amazing stories as a combat pilot flying
P-51 Mustangs with the legendary 4th Fighter Group, the Debden Eagles.
You will enjoy these never before published stories of combat and
The Rebel RECORDS The namesake of Joe Joiner's World War II 4th Fighter
Group P-51 Mustang, The Rebel, is owned and flown by Doug Matthews. His
career started with combat in Vietnam, progressed through a hundred
speed and altitude records, and culminated in a record-setting flight on
May 22, 2013. This story takes you on an odyssey from the Brown Water
Navy to 42,569 feet.
National Aviation Heritage Invitational - 2013
The Neptune -- Honoring a Cold War Hero
The Neptune Honoring a Cold War Hero Lyle Jansma captured a rare flight
that will likely never be repeated. The Erickson Aircraft Collection's
maintenance team worked overtime to prepare its fully original P2V
Neptune for the transfer to the collection's new home in Madras, Oregon.
The Tennessee Museum of Aviation is home to two P-47 Thunderbolts
painted in 57th Fighter Group colors. Although amazing, that is not the
most remarkable aspect of their story. Uwe Glaser tells the tale of how
these fighters ended up together, and how their owners became friends.
Steve Chapis takes us back in time to meet Reno's first unlimited
champion, Mira Slovak. Read how Mira's story began in the 1940s, twisted
through the 1950s with his jetliner defection from Communism and speed
boat racing, then turned him toward air racing in the 1960s and '70s.
"Reel Stuff" -- "ABOVE AND BEYOND"
"ABOVE AND BEYOND"
Nancy Spielberg Documents American Volunteer Pilots in Israel's 1948 War
(Story by Ron