Warbirds

Apr 09

“A Salute to Veterans” – Planes of Fame Air Museum Air Show May 2 & 3 2015

Planes of Fame Air Museum is proud to present Air Show 2015, May 2 & 3: “A Salute to Veterans“. This year’s airshow will feature nearly 50 historic aircraft, performing for your enjoyment as well as a salute to our veterans. We invite you to Airshow 2015 to celebrate the history, contributions, and sacrifices of …

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Dec 06

Navy Retires EA-6B Prowler to Palm Springs Air Museum

A press release from the Palm Springs Air Museum: PALM SPRINGS, Calif. – As the sound of two Pratt and Whitney jet engines echoed through the San Jacinto Mountain Range, one of the last four Navy EA-6B ‘Prowler’ fixed-wing aircraft still in service, made its triumphant final fly-by over the Palm Springs Air Museum, Nov. …

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Apr 17

CAF AirPower Tour Ready To Hit The West Coast!

The Commemorative Air Force’s iconic Boeing B-29 Superfortress returns to California and the Northwest U.S. this summer. It will be FIFI’s first visit in almost 20 years to many locations which include over 15 cities in Arizona, California, Washington, Idaho, Utah and Colorado.Highlighting the tour will be FIFI’s return to Boeing Field in Seattle. The B-29 …

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Mar 04

Fantasy of Flight Takes a Bold Next Step on Its Journey

Fantasy of Flight owner, Kermit Weeks, announced today that effective Sunday, April 6, the attraction will be closing its doors as a public attraction and will focus on its private event business and  the design and development of a new future destination attraction. “Although we are located just 20 minutes west of Walt Disney World, we’re …

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Jan 30

Very Limited Tickets Remain For Bob Hoover Tribute

I remember the first time I met Bob.  It was at the El Toro Marine Corps Air Show.  He was just sitting under the wing of this Shrike with that big ol’ hat of his.  I was just a youngster, but he spent the entire afternoon talking to me.  Then he got up, told me …

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Jan 27

Today in 1939 the XP-38 Lightning prototype flew for the first time

It all started for the twin boom aircraft called “der Gabelschwanz-Teufel” (“fork-tailed devil”) by the Luftwaffe and known by American pilots as the “Lightning” on June 23, 1937 when Lockheed won a design competition with their Model 22.  They were received a USAAC government contract for $163,000 to build a prototype XP-38 – an airplane that …

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Jan 11

Commemorative Air Force Announces 40th Anniversary Tour of the B-29 FIFI, Celebrates with SUPERFORTRESS Calendar

PRESS RELEASE – The year 2014 marks the 40th year of flight with the Commemorative Air Force’s (CAF) iconic B-29 Superfortress, FIFI; queen of the CAF fleet. The airplane, rescued and restored by the CAF in the early 1970s, has been a regular feature at airports and airshows all across the country. The B-29 Squadron …

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