Warbird Alley is a complete Web resource for owners, operators, restorers,
maintainers and enthusiasts of vintage ex-military aircraft -- also called warbirds.


Warbirds: Warbird Alley is an online resource for owners, operators, maintainers and enthusiasts of surplus ex-military airplanes.


20th Anniversary of Warbird Alley
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An extensive reference source about airworthy,
privately-owned, ex-military aircraft.

Whether you're a warbird owner, pilot, mechanic, restorer, crewmember, collector or history enthusiast, there's something here for you. We're constantly updating the information on this site, so check back often for new material.
 


 

Current Notes:


Donations Needed for C-97 "Angel of Deliverance"

On 4 June, the C-97 called "Angel of Deliverance" was returning home to Reading, Pennsylvania, USA, and suffered a catastrophic internal failure of its #2 engine. The aircraft landed safely, but the Berlin Airlift Historic Foundation (BAHF) is now seeking donations toward the replacement cost of an R-4360 engine and spare parts needed to keep the aircraft flying in the future. Please visit their website at www.spiritoffreedom.org for more information about how you can help.
 

Recent Media Stories of Interest:
 (Most recent on top):

 Normandy, France: Vintage Planes Fly From US to Join D-Day 75th Anniversary... 

 Normandy, France: Return to Normandy 

 Bermuda: Wreck of US WWII B-24 Bomber Discovered, 74 Years After It...
 New York, USA: Former Curtiss-Wright Factory Is Being Demolished 

 California, USA: IRS Says Pilot Can't Claim His Prized WWII Plane as Tax Deduction 

 
Ohio, USA: Historic Aircraft Flies 2,000 miles to Honor D-Day Veteran With a Ride 
 Soloman Islands: Wreck of the USS Hornet, Lost for 76 Years, Has Been Found 

 Alexandria, New Zealand: Fighter Jet a Hit With the Locals 

 Maine, USA: Plane to Travel Down I-95 at 15 Miles Per Hour 

 Texas, USA: Mystery of Fighter Jets Abandoned in Field is No Mystery At All 

 Wisconsin, USA: A D-Day Plane Lost for Years Is About to Fly Again 

 Missouri, USA: A Hobby Takes Flight: How One Man Built A Collection...
 Gloucestershire, UK: WW2 Spitfire Pilot Joy Lofthouse dies at age 94 

 Trondheim, Norway: Rare British WW2 Airplane Found In Norwegian Fjord 

 Maryland, USA: Lost Bearcat: Found or Still Missing?
 Dorset, UK: Ghostly Wreck of WWII Thunderbolt is Revealed in New 3D Scans...  

 Mellieha, Malta: Remains of Warplane Found 75 Years After Crash 

 Stavanger, Norway: Wreckage of Lost WWII Bomber Discovered in North Sea 

 Kerch Strait, Crimea/Russia: WWII Fighter Plane Pulled From Watery Grave 


See our News page for many more warbird-related news items.

 

Flight Simulator Store: Many of our readers have told us they enjoy flight simulators, and we have to admit they can be really fun and educational. We now offer a growing selection of flight sim hardware and software that you can fly at home!  Check it out.
 

Warbird Bookstore: Our bookstore features all new great stuff, including DVDs!
 

How to Support Warbird Alley With Hardly Any Effort:  If you shop on Amazon.com, you can financially support our website with no extra money out of your pocket! All you have to do is click on the button below (or any of our book links) to go to Amazon. If you make a purchase there, a percentage of that sale will help Warbird Alley grow and improve. Thank you very much for your support!

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Visit our Pilot Resources page.
Our Pilot Resources page contains useful flight planning resources, forms, and other online information specifically for U.S.-based pilots and aircraft owners/operators.
We hope you'll bookmark it in your browser, and use it often!
 

Safety: The May/June 2019 edition of the FAA Safety Briefing magazine is now available, either as a PDF download or in a print version. It's free, and it's a very good publication. We recommend it!
 

Cockpit Photos: We're adding a cockpit photos to many of the aircraft profiles pages. The small thumbnails will enlarge to full-size when you click on them.

If you have large, clear, well-lit photos of warbird cockpits, we would appreciate your submissions! Send your cockpit photos to editor@warbirdalley.com, and we'll get them posted. Thanks!

(Latest additions: Tiger Moth, L-16, L-39, and T-38.)
 


Warbird Video of the Week:

A Bridge Too Far (Operation Market Garden)
In commemoration of the D-Day C-47 and glider pilots, 6 June 1944.

Note: If you cannot see the video above, it may be because Flash video (or video streaming in general)
is not installed or enabled on your computer, or because your administrator or your government
has blocked certain video capabilities on your system.
 

MaxAir2Air.com
We're pleased to feature the work of noted
aviation photographer Max Haynes. Visit his site for more!

 



Submissions Wanted!

Publish A Pilot Report!
What's it like to fly your airplane? Send us your first-person pilot report (1000+ words) about a warbird you've flown as a pilot, and we'll add your report to our site so others can enjoy it. Please see our Submissions page.

Publish Your Photos!

We encourage you to submit high-quality warbird photos that you'd like to share with others. Please see our Submissions page.
 

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Warbird Alley is a registered trademark. All content Copyright 2019 by The Doublestar Group, except where noted. This site is not directly affiliated with any major aviation or warbird organization. We are supported by affiliate partnerships with a select group of aviation retailers and related businesses, but mostly through the generous donations of our readers! We never collect, sell or distribute e-mail addresses or personal information. This site does not use "cookies," but it is possible that our advertisers may use them without our knowledge. Some photos occasionally come to us with no attribution attached, but we are committed to giving proper credit to those who deserve it. If you believe you deserve credit for any photographs on this site, we urge you to inform us. Comments and submissions are always welcome. This site is for your enjoyment and education about warbirds, so enjoy and learn!

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Site last updated 5 July 2019