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'A once-in-a-lifetime experience'

Article | Nov 08, 2015

As the rumble of the North American B-25 Mitchell’s radial engines filled the air, now Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Dick Cole stood unassuming in the open bay of AOPA’s National Aviation Community Center.

B-29 'Doc' gets flight test funding

Article | Oct 26, 2015

Doc, the Wichita-based Boeing B-29 Superfortress in restoration, has received funding needed for flight testing through a Kickstarter campaign. The only thing needed now is warm weather.

Bringing a B-17 back to life

Article | Oct 13, 2015

Bill Albers is part of a crew of volunteers working to bring a B-17 back to flying form at Champaign Aviation Museum in Urbana, Ohio.

Air Force Museum to open new building in 2016

Article | Oct 05, 2015

Restoration crews at the National Museum of the United States Air Force moved a North American X-15A-2 into the museum’s new fourth building on Oct. 2.

Pilot flying biplane from England to Australia

Article | Oct 05, 2015

An English pilot is flying a Stearman biplane 13,000 miles from England to Sydney, Austalia, to honor an aviation pioneer.

'Doc' needs help to fly

Article | Sep 30, 2015

Volunteers restoring the B-29 Superfortress Doc have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise the money needed for the flight test program.

Tony Hawk hosts Sky Combat Ace premiere

Article | Sep 22, 2015

World-renowned former pro skateboarder Tony Hawk will help host the grand opening for aerial battle specialists Sky Combat Ace during their San Diego location premier Sept. 26.

Doc's heart is beating again

Article | Sep 18, 2015

For the first time in decades, Doc, a B-29 in restoration, started all four engines on Sept. 18, although engine No. 2 was a little reluctant.

Bringing history to life

Article | Sep 17, 2015

“Most people would see that and say, ‘Take anything you can get,’” said WestPac President Bill Klaers, pointing to a mangled section of a Lockheed P-38 Lightning. At WestPac Restorations in Colorado Springs, however, it’s the start of a project.

Need money for flight training? Just draw it

Article | Sep 14, 2015

A former Army soldier building an aviation career is making money for flight training by drawing airplane portraits for owners.

Letters: From Our August Issue

Pilot Magazine | Sep 04, 2015

Readers enjoyed Tom Horne’s fun look at a classic, easy little flyer—the Ercoupe, as it celebrates its seventy-fifth birthday—with stories of their own.

Fire spares vintage aircraft

Article | Sep 03, 2015

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, a Rhinebeck, New York, destination where airshows feature replica and vintage aircraft, is recovering from a fire.

Mastering Martin's Marauder

Pilot Magazine | Aug 10, 2015

Finally, there is Flak-Bait, the B–26B-25-MA that rolled out of Martin’s Plant 2 in Middle River, Maryland, in April 1943.

Sights of Oshkosh

Slideshow | Jul 23, 2015

Pilots flocked to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, to check out aircraft of all shapes and sizes at EAA AirVenture July 20 through 26.

FAA resumes approving vintage aircraft for paid pax flights

Advocacy | Jul 22, 2015

Organizations that hope to offer the public paid rides in vintage warbirds and other historically significant aircraft may once again petition the FAA for permission.

Many hands lift historic aircraft

Article | Jul 09, 2015

The Douglas C-47 Skytrain that led the D-Day invasion of June 6, 1944, drew a huge following, and donations that went beyond dollars.

Pilot Briefing: People

Pilot Magazine | Jul 06, 2015

F–35 pilot slows way down on weekends

Swifts flock to Corvette country

Slideshow | Jun 22, 2015

Pilots of sleek World War II-era Temco Globe Swift aircraft showed off their flying skills, modifications, and camaraderie at the 2015 Swift annual convention.

Pilot Briefing: 'Ultimate paradise’

Pilot Magazine | Jun 09, 2015

Joe Nall Week, which ran from May 9 through 16 at the aerodrome in Woodruff, South Carolina, is the largest radio control fly-in in the world, attracting about 1,700 RC pilots from all 50 states and 11 countries—and more than 10,000 spectators.

D-Day lead aircraft found

Article | Jun 05, 2015

A Wisconsin company preparing to hang turboprops on a vintage C-47 stopped when a researcher discovered it had played a uniquely significant role in history.

B-25 training nostalgic for pilots

Article | May 14, 2015

Sabrina Kipp has 29,000 hours of flying under her belt and multiple type ratings including the Boeing 737, but her newest accomplishment—a second-in-command type rating in the North American B-25 Mitchell bomber—has special meaning.

Embracing the Mustang

Article | May 14, 2015

Cal-Pacific Airmotive on Salinas Municipal Airport never set out to become a P-51 parts source and premier rebuilder of Mustangs.