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Directory of Warbird Articles

Here are some of the special-interest warbird articles
that have appeared in Warbird Alley.

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Warbird Pilot Reports

Flying the T-6 -- John Hyle describes, in detail, what it's like to fly his T-6 / Harvard, and how he got involved with warbirds.

Hawker Hunter Pilot Report -- Vince Moore's vivid description of flying the sleek Hunter jet.

L-39 Albatros Pilot Report -- Buck Wyndham's evaluation of the L-39, the world's most popular jet warbird.

P-51 Mustang Pilot Reports -- Various reports on what it's like to fly one of the world's best WWII fighters, the P-51 Mustang.

PT-26 Pilot Report -- Alton "Boots" McCormick flies one of the finest trainers around -- the Fairchild PT-26 Cornell.

T-38 Talon Pilot Report -- Editor-In-Chief Buck Wyndham takes you for the ride of your life in the "White Rocket," a supersonic T-38A.

Spitfire Pilot Report -- SAAF Museum display pilot James Feuilherade provides vivid details about flying the famous Supermarine Spitfire Mk. IX LF.
 

Warbird Photo Essays

Air Museum - Planes of Fame -- A pictorial look around the "back-lots" of the famous Planes of Fame Museum in Chino, California.

Octave Chanute Aerospace Museum -- A photo tribute to a now-closed museum at the former Chanute AFB in Illinois, and a frank discussion about the future of air museums in general.

Oshkosh Photo Essays -- A selection of photos from the greatest show on earth.
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Piper L-4E Grasshopper -- A close-up look at a Steve Dunn's award-winning liaison aircraft.

PT-26 Cornell Photo Essay -- Mark Denest takes a look at a freshly-restored PT-26 Cornell.

Reno 2002 Photo Essay -- A selection of photos from the airport where speed, horsepower and noise rule.

A Ride in a T-33 -- Contributor Gordon Feliciano's photo essay of his experience in the venerable T-Bird.

Sabre Shoot -- Associate Editor Job Conger covers a memorable air-to-air photo shoot of Mike Keenum's beautiful F-86.

'Stang Evil -- Contributing Photographer Brannan Johnson captures Mike Bertz's rarely-seen P-51 Mustang, in a way you've never seen before.
 

Miscellaneous Warbird Articles

B-17 Flying Fortress Flight Report -- Go along for a ride in the EAA's B-17 Aluminum Overcast with contributor Donald Hickey.

The Biggest Decision: Ejection Considerations for Warbird Pilots -- Buck Wyndham covers a critical, but rarely-discussed safety topic.

Formation and Safety Training (FAST) Clinic -- John Hyle writes about a T-6/Harvard FAST clinic in Petersburg, Virginia.

One Particular Stearman -- John Hyle relates an unexpected encounter with a special airplane.

Oshkosh: Photo Boot Camp -- EAA AirVenture may be one of the most challenging places to take warbird photographs (and that's a very good thing!)

Red Jet Over Lincoln Land
-- Associate Editor Job Conger describes an air-to-air photo mission with a Folland Gnat and an F-86.

Pulling Closed  -- A poem for Air Force pilots.

The Shepherd  -- Frederick Forsyth's classic novella, as read by Robert Powell. This story, about a deHavilland Vampire pilot trying to get home on Christmas Eve 1957, has become an annual tradition for many people.

Warbird Safety in the Post-Reno 2011 Era -- Buck Wyndham discusses the media's response to the accident at Reno 2011, how we can improve our image and, most importantly, how we can help prevent accidents that affect the entire warbird community.

 

More coming soon!
 

 



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