The Valiant Air Command has posted that Tom Reilly’s XP-82 Twin Mustang will be coming to Titusville for a short visit in the near future. Dates are unknown at this time.
From Warbird Adventures:
“Today marks the birth of our P-40 Warhawk now known as “American Dream”! On May 29th, 1943; The finishing touches were applied to this beautiful old Warhawk and she was ready for Combat.
We celebrate her birthday by offering a coupon valid toward of any P-40 flight with us which is able to be applied from today until September 13th which was the day she was shot down during WWII.
On Saturday, stopped by American Aero Services to visit some of the work and aircraft currently on site. Thanks to the guys at the shop for letting us walk around while eating lunch.
This beautiful TBM was in the hangar undergoing some maintenance. The TBM “She’s the Boss” was at the shop and somehow, we forgot to take a photo.
The Collings Foundations P-38 is still undergoing some work to get it ready to be a regular flyer again.
Also, the Collings Foundation P-51B, is coming along nicely. Fuselage is together and the wings are on site. Looks like there may be a name change for this aircraft in the near future.
Getting close for flight is the Collings Foundation F6F Hellcat. Paint looks great on this aircraft.
Saw this on the walk out. Would make a great addition for the house!
The Lockheed PV-1 Ventura, that is on loan from the US Navy, is getting one step closer to be finished. The aircraft was recently moved and lifted to the new terminal that is under construction. Restoration began back in the 2000 (history of the aircraft) with a different plan before the growth of the airport.
Here are some photos of the restoration from 2014.
Can’t wait to see this aircraft once the new terminal is open.
In case you are following my site for show info, please read up on some of the rules about the show here. Cant stress enough that water and sunblock are two important items along with a hat. Sun can be brutal and if you are fare-skinned like me, it hurts.
Tickets can be bought online and I suggest doing the before arriving as the lines could be long. There is a golf cart shuttle from the main parking lot to the entrance.
Here is an always “tentative” schedule of events for the weekend:
The members of the Valiant Air Command are busy setting up for the airshow this weekend. Here are some pictures of the aircraft from the VAC museum.