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Cover Caption: The Sanders' Sea Fury trio above pylon
five on the Reno race course following the 2014 National Championship
Air Races. All three aircraft competed in the race. Interestingly, the
three Sea Furies feature different power plants. Argonaut,
flown by Brian Sanders, is powered by a P&W R-2800; 924, flown by Korey
Wells, is powered by the original Bristol Centaurus; and Dreadnought;
flown by Dennis Sanders, is powered by a P&W R-4360. Photo by: Scott
Slocum from his A36 Bonanza flown by Mike Hastings
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On by Joe Kates
The 2014 National Championship Air Races did not
disappoint fans, as competition between teams within each class
played out in the air.In the
Unlimited Class the rivalry between generations made 2014 one of the
most memorable events in the history of Reno.
by Ken Kula
A “British invasion”
of sorts transpired at the 2014 Reno Air Races as the Sea Fury
outnumbered all other types in the Breitling Gold championship race.This article highlights the six Sea Fury teams that took the
ramp, from which five qualified and four made it to the “big race.”
CAZA 6 The Fighting Texan by Nathan Harnagel
Long after it was retired from USAF service,
the T-6 Texan continued to serve other nations.Spain utilized the type to train crews and even flew them
into combat well into the 1970s.From the handful of Spanish Texans that returned to the
United States, Serial No. 49-3305 is one of the few that
continues to honor its Spanish history.
Warbirds on Paper
The Medal of Honor
by Matt Booty
A recent warbird trend has been the air-to-air
photography seminar that offers participants an
opportunity to capture calendar worthy images that
previously were unobtainable
to aspiring aviation photographers.All necessary ingredients for stunning
photography were present during the Erickson Aircraft
Collection’s unveiling event in Madras, Oregon.Participant Matt Booty explains the differences
that made this seminar a big hit.
by Stephanie Carlson
THIS IS IT!
by Stephen Chapis
In 2012 Paul Besterveld completed a three year
restoration of an ex-Cavalier Mustang that now honors one of the
least known aces of the 352nd Fighter Group.This story pays homage to the World War II pilot, Colonel
Joe Mason, documents the recent restoration, and introduces the
proud owners who are living out their dream to fly a Mustang and
to honor the history it represents.
Triple India - A Honduran Corsair
by Rob Fox
decades after he began the restoration of his Corsair,
Graham Hosking returned the
F4U-5N to flight. Rob Fox, who followed the progress over the years,
shares the story of the Fuerza Aérea Hondureña fighter
and its restoration to become the only Corsair on the Australian civil
by Ron Kaplan
Valor Series earns Combs Gates Award ... first episode features WWII
triple ace Bud Anderson.