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Flying Tigers group readies C-47 for Chinese museum

Article | Apr 27, 2016

A Flying Tigers historical group plans to fly a C-47 like those that flew the Hump from Australia to a Chinese museum dedicated to the Flying Tigers on the site of one of its former headquarters.

Club Spotlight

Article | Apr 26, 2016

The Trojan Phlyers is like no other flying club in the world. It's not actually a club: It's a subchapter S corporation with eight partners that own two North American T-28Bs.

Pearl Harbor prepares for transition

Article | Apr 20, 2016

An aviation museum at the heart of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, is being studied in detail to reconstruct the Day of Infamy, bullet by bullet.

FAA begins vetting B-29 'Doc'

Article | Mar 09, 2016

The FAA begins the airworthiness certificate process March 14 in Wichita for the B-29 bomber named "Doc."

Warbird community mourns two

Article | Feb 08, 2016

Jeff Pino, who led Sikorsky from 2006 to 2012, and Nicholas Tramontano, also a warbird owner and pilot, had departed Stellar Airpark in Chandler, Arizona, for a sightseeing flight Feb. 5 in Pino's vintage P-51 Mustang, which crashed and burned for unknown reasons.

'Doc' out in the cold and hail until 2016

Article | Dec 21, 2015

Doc, the friendly Boeing B-29 Superfortress that is primed and ready for its first flight—and even has the funds to do it—must spend winter outside its former hangar.

Budget-friendly aviation gift guide

Article | Nov 18, 2015

The holiday season is here, and there are a variety of aviation-oriented gifts to keep pilots happy and safe without breaking the budget of friends, loved ones, or fellow pilots.

'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.