DC-3: A Legend in Her
Time: A 75th Anniversary Photographic Tribute
Author: Bruce McAllister
Published: April 2010
Publisher: Roundup Press
Hardcover, 256 pages
photographic essay covering the entire history of the DC-3.
$32.97 (save 34%!)
Steel Warriors" DVD
DVD running time: 103 minutes.
Color, NTSC format.
This DVD puts you in the front
row, where you'll see, hear and feel the raw power of the magnificent
warbirds of WWII. Over two dozen aircraft types are presented. There's
no narration or music to spoil the enjoyment -- just the sights and
sounds of airplanes!
An online reference source for
information 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.
Safety: The Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA) has recently issued several a Special Airworthiness
Informational Bulletin (SAIB) and a Safety Alerts For Operators (SAFO) regarding
two popular warbirds. Please be sure you're familiar with them:
Aero Vodochody L-39 Albatros:
SAFO 13003, dated 18 January 2013. Possibility of Canopy Separation. [PDF
SAIB CE-13-17, dated 28 February 2013. Elevator Control Concerns.
U.S. Jet Count: The Classic Jet Aircraft Association (CJAA) has
reported that, according to a newly-updated FAA database, there are
approximately 1,274 N-registered classic jet aircraft in the USA. The data base
is available as an Excel spreadsheet on their
website. [Editor's note: We have noted that at least four of the aircraft
on the spreadsheet are not actually jet warbirds, but amateur-built piston
aircraft with similar designations as certain jets. FYI.]
Warbird First Aid Kits: Update your
warbird with an authentic-looking canvas first aid kit, created to match the
originals. These are the same kits used on
numerous vintage aircraft, including the T-28, C-45 and others. They even come
with mounting hardware. Check out
Taildragger Aviation for more information.
See our News
page for many more warbird-related news items.
We're adding a new feature to many of the aircraft profiles pages --
cockpit photos! The small thumbnails will enlarge to full-size when
you click on them. See the T-34 Page for an
If you have large, well-lit
photos of warbird cockpits, we want your submissions! Send your
cockpit photos to editor (at) warbirdalley.com, and we'll get them
Check out our Warbird Alley T-shirts, in six awesome designs: P-51 Mustang, P-40 Warhawk,
P-38 Lightning, F4U Corsair, B-25 Mitchell, and Spitfire!
Outside of the AirVenture event in Oshkosh, they're available exclusively on this website.
(Go to the Products page.)
Resources page: Our Pilot Resources
page features useful forms, flight planning resources, and
other online information specifically for U.S.-based pilots and
We hope you'll bookmark it in your browser, and use it often!
Warbird Video of the Week
Flight Over USS Iowa and Long Beach P-51, P-40 and B-25 from the
Planes of Fame Museum fly out of
Chino on a beautiful day.
Note: If you cannot see the video above, it may be
because Flash video (or video streaming in general) is not installed
on your computer, or because your administrator has blocked certain
video capabilities on your system.
We're pleased to feature the work of noted
aviation photographer Max Haynes. Visit his site for more!
Publish Your Pilot Report!
What's it like to fly
your airplane? We're looking for first-person pilot reports (500+ words) and
warbirds you've flown as a pilot. If you'd like to submit such a report, we'd be
glad to add it to our site so others can enjoy it.
Publish Your Photos!
We encourage you to submit high-quality
warbird photos that you'd like to share with others.
Please please see our Submissions page.
Will Ward's MiG-21 blasts the sky
asunder. (Photo by Buck Wyndham)
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