ACM simulator at Luke AFB, see ACM article
AD Spads AD-5 Fat Face
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.
CAF''s "Texas Raider"
F-4U-4 and FG-1D on way back from Baa Baa Blacksheep
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.
Grumman G-32A, two place F-3F
F8F Bearcat, Best airplane I ever flew
Grumman duck now on display at the Tillamook Naval
Aviation Museum in Oregon, shot from the waist blister of their
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.
View through a 100 mil,
Mk.8 gun sight as used in P-47s and all Navy birds (they used
70 mil reticles)
The late Bill Ross was the first
to have a really restored P-38
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