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    Atlanta Warbird Weekend to feature historic aircraft and honor the Tuskegee Airmen

    ATLANTA — Popular aircraft flown during World War II and Korea will take center stage on Saturday and Sunday as the local Commemorative Air Force hosts an Atlanta Warbird Weekend at DeKalb-Peachtree Airport. The non-airshow two-day event will also celebrate the story of the Tuskegee Airmen. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the graduation of the first African-American […] More

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    These Were Some of the Longest Missions Flown During World War II

      Long legs flown by heroic pilots with primitive aircraft. The United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) produced the color film “The Last Bomb” using footage shot by special personnel of their Motion Picture Unit and Combat Camera Units. The film was produced to publicize the USAAF XXI Bomber Command Boeing B-29 Superfortress missions against […] More

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    Popular Wings Over the Golden Isles Airshow Draws Top Attendance Numbers

    Great weather and top military and civilian aerobatic performers drew better than expected crowds as coastal Georgia’s Wings Over the Golden Isles launched its inaugural airshow event during the three-day weekend. Headline performers included the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels, the Air Force F-22 Raptor, and AeroShell Aerobatic Team to the Peach State’s first coastal airshow […] More

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    Stunning 360 Degree Flight Footage From a P-51 Cockpit

    This footage, published on August 28th of 2016, presents a flight with a 360-degree view from the cockpit of a P-51D Mustang. The video segment was captured by Lyle Jansma of Aerocapture Images, at the 2016 Utah Air Show. The Utah Air Show took place at Hill Air Force base. The footage was filmed for […] More

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    The Day General Eisenhower Stuffed Himself In The Back Of a P-51 Mustang

    In the modern day military, senior leaders travel in specially equipped 737’s, Gulfstream G-Vs and Learjets.  Every once in a while, they’ll travel in a specially equipped C-17 or C-130 to visit the troops downrange.  Military leaders rarely need to risk their safety to make strategic decisions.  Back in World War II though, things were […] More

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    Band of Brothers

    We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;  For he to-day that sheds his blood with me  Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile,  This day shall gentle his condition:  And gentlemen in England now a-bed  Shall think themselves accursed they were not here,  And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks  […] More

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    How do you kill an ME-262?

    American fighter pilots in the skies over the Reich quickly realized the best counter to the Messerschmitt Me 262 jet was to catch it at its airfields during takeoff and landing where long engine spool up times and low altitudes negated its speed advantage. To protect the -262 bases, not only did they boast robust […] More