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Brain Reynolds flying his newly restored FG-1D Corsair, BuNo. 92436,
over the heavily wooded terrain near Olympia, Washington. The extensive
effort was undertaken by Airpower Unlimited in Jerome, Idaho.
Photo: James Reader from a Beech Bonanza owned and flown by Ray Debs.
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Corsair by Brad Pilgrim
The Olympic Flight Museum’s FG-1D Corsair was in need of
significant maintenance after a decade of faithful service. When
museum president Brian Reynolds decided it was time to return the
bent wing bird to its former glory, he entrusted Brad Pilgrim, a
passionate Corsair devotee, to oversee the project in conjunction
with John Lane’s restoration shop, Airpower Unlimited
Tinker Belle" Hump Workhorse
by Stephen Chapis
One of the unsung heroes of
victory in World War II was the massive Curtiss C-46
Commando. Critical to success in the China-India-Burma (CBI) Theater of
Operations was the aerial supply line
that depended on C-46 crews to brave the enemy, bad weather, and the
daunting Himalayan Mountains. One of those brave young pilots was Carl
Constein, who recently shared his story with
during a unique reunion with the C-46 known as The Tinker Belle, which
is owned by the city of Monroe, NC and operated by Warriors and Warbirds.
Warbirds on Paper
“The Fight in
the Clouds" by James Busha
A Minute in History
The Battle of Eniwetok - Operation Catchpole
Tough Old Dog
by Stephen Chapis
Among Gerald Yagen’s fantastic warbird collection is a
unique Douglas AD-4 Skyraider that, if it could talk,
would have many stories to tell. From combat over Korean
skies to a UFO encounter, and later surviving decades of
neglect to be restored and flown once again, this
amazing “Able Dog” is rich with Naval Aviation heritage.
Taming the Tigerby Nathan Harnagel
During World War Two the de Havilland Tiger Moth was the British
equivalent of America’s iconic PT-17 Stearman. In this review of
the venerable Tiger Moth, Nathan Harnagel offers historical
background, and then follows it up with a flight assessment that
includes both sensory observations and operational guidelines.
by Stephanie Carlson
Air Shows & Events - September & October 2014
Daks Over Normandy
by Lyle Jansma
Generations of all nationalities converged upon the soil of
France, to remember the sacrifices made by young men fighting to
free the world from Nazi tyranny. One of the highlights of the
commemorations took place in the skies above, as C-47s flew
across the channel in formation to mark the 70th anniversary of
the greatest airborne operation in history. Lyle Jansma was
there to artistically and masterfully record the events.
2014 EAA AirVenture Award Winners
EAA’s AirVenture yielded some welcome surprises in the 2014 judging
results. See who took home bragging rights from the iconic event in
by Ron Kaplan
I have Your Wounded" Vividly tells the Dustoff story, then and now.