Warbird Adventures in Kissimmee is no more

Thom Richards has moved his Warbirds Adventures operation to North Carolina. The P-40 “American” and T-6 are no longer there.

Kermit Weeks and the P-47 box

I remember back in the early 2000’s, one of the tour guides at Fantasy of Flight stating that there was a P-47 in box on the other side of the field. This was back when the current “Museum Lite” was a maintenance facility and there was no tour access. Well, do to some on site work being done on containers (rust) and wooden shelves (termites), the container with the P-47 was opened.

Below are some of the photos of the P-47 that Kermit posted online of this Venezuelan Air Force P-47.

Kermit Weeks A-26 update

Kermit Weeks’ posted this update on Facebook concerning the restoration of his A-26 in California.

OK, Gang, despite some weather issues, our Douglas A-26B now has most of its paint and markings on!

Special thanks to Michael O’Leary from Air Classics, who did a LOT of research to come up with the original and accurate squadron markings from when it flew in France during WWII.

The individual markings couldn’t be found, so I am going to take a bit of “artistic license” with the nose art. Stay tuned”

Looks like it may be coming to Florida in the near future.

Naval Aircraft on display at Orlando Sanford International Airport

The Orlando Sanford International Airport recently opened a new section of their airport terminal which includes a display of a PV-1 Ventura. Also displayed is a RA-5 Vigilante at the entrance of the airport.

I have posted on the work being done on the Ventura a few times (from 2014) but the end result is amazing. Planning to contact the airport leadership to do a closer look in the near future.