Aircraft: Waco UPF-7 Current Status: Flyable History: The Waco Aircraft Company (WACO) was an aircraft manufacturer located in Troy, Ohio, USA. Between 1919 and 1947, the company produced a wide range of civilian biplanes.The company initially started under the name Weaver Aircraft Company of Ohio but changed its name to the Waco Aircraft Company in […]

North American AT-6D “Texan”

Aircraft: North American AT-6D “Texan” Current Status: Flyable History:   The North American Aviation T-6 Texan was an all-metal single-engine aircraft used to train pilots of the United States Army Air Forces, United States Navy, Royal Air Force, and other air forces of the British Commonwealth from the 1930s through the 1950s. Designed by North […]

North American P-51D “Mustang”

Aircraft: North American P-51D “Mustang” Current Status: Flyable History: The P-51 “Mustang” is one of the most well-known fighters of World War II. The Mustang’s impressive maneuverability and long-range capability made it one of the best bomber escort fighters of the war as well as a capable ground attack fighter-bomber. Designed in response to the […]

Curtiss P-40M “Warhawk”

Aircraft:  Curtiss P-40M Warhawk Current Status: Flyable History: The Curtiss P-40 Warhawk was a single-engine, single-seat, all-metal fighter, and ground-attack aircraft that first flew in 1938. The P-40 design was a modification of the previous Curtiss P-36 Hawk which reduced development time and enabled a rapid entry into production and operational service. The Warhawk was used by most Allied powers during World War II […]

North American B-25 “Mitchell”

Aircraft: North American B-25 “Mitchell” Current Status: Flyable History:   The North American B-25 Mitchell is an American medium bomber that was introduced in 1941 and named in honor of Major General William “Billy” Mitchell, a pioneer of U.S. military aviation. Flown by many Allied air forces, the B-25 served in every theater of World War II, and after the war ended, many […]

Grumman TBM-3E “Avenger”

Aircraft: Grumman TBM-3E “Avenger” Current Status: Flyable History: The Grumman TBM-3E “Avenger” is the late World War Two variant of the original Grumman TBF Torpedo bomber first flown in 1941. The TBM-3E production began in 1944 and was manufactured by the Eastern Aircraft Division of General Motors in Ewing, NJ now the Trenton Mercer Airport. […]

Douglas C-47B “Skytrain”

Aircraft: Douglas C-47B “Skytrain” Current Status: Flyable History:   The Douglas C-47 “Skytrain” or “Dakota” is a military transport aircraft developed from the famed Douglas DC-3 Airliner. Operated by the USAAF and allied air forces during WWII it would go on to serve with distinction long after the war throughout the world and is still in service today. More than 10,000 […]

North American AT-28D-5 “Nomad”

Aircraft: North American AT-28D-5 “Nomad” MK 1 Current Status: Flyable History: The North American Aviation T-28 Trojan was originally built as a tandem seat radial-engine military training aircraft for the United States Air Force and United States Navy beginning in the 1950s.  The Air Force phased out the first variant built as the T-28A from […]

Aero Vodochody L-39ZA “Albatros”

Aero Vodochody L-39 Albatros Current Status: Flyable History:   The Aero L-39 Albatros is a high-performance jet trainer aircraft developed in Czechoslovakia to meet requirements for a “C-39” (C for cvičný – trainer) during the 1960s to replace the L-29 Delfín. It was the first of the second-generation jet trainers, and the first turbofan-powered trainer […]

L.I. Museum Honors Female Pilot Killed In Line Of Duty During World War II

L.I. Museum Honors Female Pilot Killed In Line Of Duty During World War II May 27, 2013 CBS News – L.I. Museum Honors Female Pilot Killed In Line Of Duty During World War II FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) – They were known as WASPs and served their country during World War II, but it has taken decades for […]