Yankee Warrior B25D Mitchell
The North American B-25 was among the famous twin engine medium bombers used during World War II. It was the most widely produced American twin engine combat aircraft, with approximately 10,000 produced, in a total of 8 major models. No doubt, part of its heroic stature derives from its namesake, the outspoken Gen. Billy Mitchell who proved once and for all that bombers could destroy targets, and that wars would nevermore be decided only on land or sea.
This aircraft comes to us from the Yankee Air Museum in Michigan.
CAF B-17 "Sentimental Journey"
From the Commemorative Air Force Arizona Wing comes the B-17 "Sentimental Journey". The aircraft will be available for tours and provides an incredible opportunity to get a close up view of one of the most important planes of WWII.
The Red Tail Squadron, part of the Commemorative Air Force, celebrates the legacy of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen with this rare example of the P-51C. The Red Tail Squadron's "Rise Above" initiative has brought the story of this brave pioneers to hundreds of thousands across North America. The Red Tail will be flown to Waterloo by local pilot Bill Shepard, a member of the squadron as well as a pilot with the Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association.
AC-47 "Spooky" Gunship
The AC-47 was a United States Air Force C-47, (the military version of the DC-3) that had been modified by mounting three 7.62 mm General Electric miniguns to fire through two rear window openings and the side cargo door, all on the left (pilot's) side of the aircraft, and the modified craft's primary function was close air support for ground troops. Our "Spooky" simulates the firing of those miniguns.
Jet Aircraft Museum DH-115 Vampire
The Jet Aircraft Museum isn't just about T-33's! They are interested in obtaining and flying other jets from the RCAF and other cold war jets. To that end, they are currently restoring to flying condition a Swiss Air Force de Havilland Vampire T.55. This twin-tail, single engine, side-by-side seating little jet airplane is a beautiful example of early jet design and production. The Vampire was the first jet aircraft to be flown by the RCAF and served from 1948 to 1958 with 402 and 438 Squadrons.
The Air Heritage Museum in Beaver Falls PA returns with "Thunderpig". A meticiously restored Fairchild C-123K Provider. The Provider comes from a design that was originally a glider but was refined to first fly with jet engines and finally twin Pratt and Whitney R-2800 radial engines. C-123's most famously saw service with the CIA's "Air America".
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NOTE: AIRCRAFT AVAILABILITY IS SUBJECT TO A NUMBER OF FACTORS - MECHANICAL, OPERATIONAL, WEATHER, ETC.
THIS LINEUP IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.