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One Heck of a Flight

On the way back to Minot this past week the Texas Flying Legends Museum’s aircraft took a northern route through California, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. Along the way we passed over some absolutely beautiful scenery. We reached our destination in the early afternoon, Glacier National Park. This once in a lifetime opportunity added another chapter […]

May 6th, 2016 | Comments Off on One Heck of a Flight
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Back Home After a Good Trip

It’s was a great trip down to Chino, CA and back with lots of photos and stories to share. The Planes of Fame Airshow was a huge success with the Texas Flying Legends Museum making their debut performance one to remember. The fleet is back home in Minot for maintenance for the next couple months […]

May 5th, 2016 | Comments Off on Back Home After a Good Trip
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Planes of Fame Twilight Show

This year at the Planes of Fame Airshow they are doing a Friday Twilight show between 12pm and 8pm. I’ve not seen nor participated in this before so I don’t know what it’s going to be like but from the schedule it looks to be like a lot of fun. The Texas Flying Legends Museum […]

April 29th, 2016 | Comments Off on Planes of Fame Twilight Show
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Planes of Fame Airshow is here!

If you live in southern California then you’ve probably heard of the Planes of Fame Airshow held at Chino Airport at the end of April/beginning of May. It’s one of the great Warbird airshows on the west coast and it’s one that I’ve gone to numerous over the years. I missed last year’s show because […]

April 28th, 2016 | Comments Off on Planes of Fame Airshow is here!
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74 years Later

April 18th marked the 74th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid. It was the first raid conducted against Japan by USAAF B-25 bombers launched from the carrier USS Hornet. This one act has gone down in history not only for the bravery of the men but also the determination of the mission. Today there are only […]

April 21st, 2016 | Comments Off on 74 years Later
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The Mustang in the Pacific

It’s fascinating how history remembers certain things but not others. For instance the P-51 Mustang has become an iconic fighter plane from fighting over the skies of Europe during WWII. That is how the plane is remembered best but what fascinates me is many don’t know about the planes history in other theater’s especially the […]

April 7th, 2016 | Comments Off on The Mustang in the Pacific
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New Article on Warbirds News

If you’ve ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes to make an airshow happen then this will give you some idea. It takes a lot to put on an airshow and it requires a lot of time and devotion from multiple people. I wrote an article for Warbirds News detailing just how much goes […]

March 28th, 2016 | Comments Off on New Article on Warbirds News
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A Few More Birds

One of the great things that I love about Aviation is the community. It is such a communal place that everyone wants to help out everyone else. The Los Angeles County Airshow, which was featured at Fox Field in Lancaster, CA, like many small airports and new airshows lacks certain fundamentals. It’s part of the […]

March 25th, 2016 | Comments Off on A Few More Birds
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Spending Some time with the Blues

One of the longest running performing groups in the aviation world is the Blue Angels. The legacy of the Blues goes back to 1946 with the first demo team flying F6F Hellcats. They are the second oldest group after Patrouille de France which was formed in 1931. Today they can be seen all over the […]

March 24th, 2016 | Comments Off on Spending Some time with the Blues
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One of the Headliners

Perhaps one of the quickest growing “attractions” in the aviation world is the fleet of aircraft belonging to the Texas Flying Legends Museum. While this great group of historic warbirds, flown by some of the best pilots, do make appearances at airshows around the country, the word attraction barely begins to describe what this museum […]

March 23rd, 2016 | Comments Off on One of the Headliners