A-26 InvaderA-26Silverleftturn.jpg (49444 bytes)

ACM simulator at Luke AFB, see ACM articleACES-ACMSimiulators.jpg (98350 bytes)ACES-ACMSimulatorfrominside.jpg (82823 bytes)

AD SpadsADSkyraidertwoship.jpg (65470 bytes) AD-5 Fat Face Spads/SandyAD-5Skyraider1.jpg (48418 bytes)

AD-5Skyraider2.jpg (68618 bytes)AD-5Skyraider3.jpg (55193 bytes)AD-5Skyraider4.jpg (43153 bytes)AD-5Skyraider5.jpg (73021 bytes)

AT-6A AT-6Asilverleft turn.jpg (59040 bytes)

The following B-17 Shoo-Shoo Baby is one of very few surviving 'Forts with combat history, It was flown only 5 times after it was restored before it was put in the Air Force Museum.

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B-17Shoo-Shooground.jpg (87170 bytes)B-17Shoo-Shooturn.jpg (56075 bytes)

CAF''s "Texas Raider"B-17TexasRaiderslefttrn.jpg (73179 bytes) BroussardBrequetFrenchLbird.jpg (65102 bytes)

C-47 GooneyC-47B-25form.jpg (62542 bytes)C-47Head-on.jpg (65018 bytes)C-47nose.jpg (63151 bytes)


F-4U-4 and FG-1D on way back from Baa Baa Blacksheep filming

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I'll take luck any day. I was talking to some warbird friends about putting up one of each type and they said, "Let's go for it." Ten minutes later we were airborne. It worked just like we knew what we were doing. Front to back, the late Bill Ross. Rudy Frasca, I'm having a brain glitch and can't think of the Jug driver, and Hess Bomberger who flew Mustangs in WWII.

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FM-2 WildcatGrumman Wildcatdownview.jpg (62070 bytes)GrummanFM-2WildcatDirty.jpg (59371 bytes)GrummanWildcatovercloud.jpg (40867 bytes)GrummanWildcatsunset.jpg (61041 bytes)

Grumman G-32A, two place F-3FGrummanF3FG-32Aairupview.jpg (43065 bytes)GrummanF3FG-32Aground.jpg (76703 bytes)

F8F Bearcat, Best airplane I ever flewGrummanF8F-1sillouhette.jpg (40094 bytes)

Grumman duck now on display at the Tillamook Naval Aviation Museum in Oregon, shot from the waist blister of their PBY.

GrummanJ2FDuckcockpit.jpg (88575 bytes)GrummanJ2FDuckdownfsurf.jpg (91559 bytes)GrummanJ2FDuckFloatTip.jpg (73564 bytes)GrummanJ2FDuckground.jpg (85047 bytes)GrummanJ2FDuckHead-on.jpg (110697 bytes)GrummanJ2FDuckLookupatit.jpg (75180 bytes)GrummanJ2FDuckoverfog.jpg (81333 bytes)GrummanJ2FDuckoverwater.jpg (128499 bytes)GrummanJ2FDuckoverwater2.jpg (260822 bytes)GrummanJ2FDuckoverwater3.jpg (45334 bytes)

TBM Avengers, talk about small worlds. One of my good friends whom I met only a few years ago was in the back seat of the third airplane when he was only 17, 20 years ago. We found this out by accident.

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View through a 100 mil, Mk.8 gun sight as used in P-47s and all Navy birds (they used 70 mil reticles)

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The late Bill Ross was the first to have a really restored P-38

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Lockheed P-38, on display at Tillamook Naval Aviation Museum in Tillamook, Oregon.

A couple of years ago we lost our best and most prolific warbird writer/pilot, Jeff Ethell. Only a month or so before his death, Jeff and I had a terrific time shooting the picures below. Although he had little time in the airplane, he flew the slow speed formation like he was born to the machine. He was the first person I called when we launched Flight Journal. He's another friend we'll all miss.

P-38Cockpit.jpg (120868 bytes)P-38Lightning1.jpg (70983 bytes)P-38Lightning2.jpg (52055 bytes)P-38Lightning3.jpg (36276 bytes)P-38Lightning4.jpg (60370 bytes)P-38Lightning6.jpg (69110 bytes)P-38Lightning7.jpg (62358 bytes)P-38Lightning8.jpg (45057 bytes)P-38Throttle.jpg (69868 bytes)

P-40EP-40fP-47.jpg (66965 bytes) P-40KP-40Koverclouds.jpg (86199 bytes)P-40P-47formation.jpg (129401 bytes)

Thunderbolt Gallery

P-47D-30P-47D-30Razorback.jpg (44906 bytes) P-47D-40HP-47D-40silverleftturn.jpg (80533 bytes)

P-47Thunderbolt1.jpg (51292 bytes)P-47Thunderbolt2.jpg (50374 bytes)P-47Thunderbolt3.jpeg (80269 bytes)P-47Thunderbolt4.jpeg (51905 bytes)


Mustang Gallery

P-514-shipformation.jpg (69898 bytes)P-51DPassionWagonnose.jpg (48422 bytes)P-51four-ship.jpg (66583 bytes)P-51-Glennis.jpg (78886 bytes)P-51JumpinJacques.jpg (55296 bytes)P-51knife edgePWagon.jpg (58104 bytes)P-51sillouhette.jpg (47373 bytes)P-51Sunsetoverwater.jpg (79315 bytes)P-51-P-40Formation.jpg (37030 bytes)

T-6/SNJ/Harvard Gallery

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GrummanF6FCorsairForm.jpg (38215 bytes)Hienkel 111 (Casa)HeinkelGround.jpg (88664 bytes)

PT-22's PT-22formation.jpg (98297 bytes)