USAF Thunderbirds return to Titusville for the 2017 TICO Airshow, dates 10, 11 and 12 March. This will the 40th VAC airshow.
According to the Alberni Valley News, looks like the deal to send “Philippine Mars” to the Naval Aviation museum has fallen through for this year. It may happen next year if the aircarft is not sold by then. Story here: http://www.albernivalleynews.com/news/384158711.html
The Commemorative Air Force Corsair from the Dixie Wing in Georgia, is down at the Warbirds Museum in Kissimmee. It was to be flown at the Vero Beach Air Show but is out with a maintenance issue.
Fantasy of Flight will reopen “ACT III” again this weekend. This is the scaled down version for now.
Opened on Friday, Saturday and Sunday through 31 July. For more info, click here.
Gary Norville posted the first flight of the Collings Foundation’s TF-51 Toulouse Nuts being flown. Great job guys!
On 23 May, there will be a showing of the new 58 minute documentary featuring American Aero Services and a number of WWII vets from the area. The free screening for the public will be at 6:30pm at the News Journal Center in Daytona Beach.
U.S. aircraft and their brave crews were pivotal in helping the allies win victory in World War II. Of the tens of thousands of military aircraft produced during the war, only a handful of “warbirds” remain flying today.
“Wings of Victory: Keeping Our Warbirds Flying” takes a look inside American Aero Services, a New Smyrna Beach company whose mission is restoring and maintaining these treasures of American history. It will also introduce viewers to some of the brave men who flew these aircraft in battle.
Viewers will get to experience the restoration of a TP-51 Mustang and ride along with the Collings Foundation crew in the iconic “Nine-O-Nine” B-17 and the B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft,” as they take to the skies at the start of their 2015 nationwide tour.
To view some of their work, feel free to browse the site or click here.
Here’s a link to one of the promos: https://youtu.be/5eqvlwrgeHc