Boeing B-17 Sentimental Journey takes off from the Madera Gathering of Warbirds at Madera, California, held in August 1982. The aircraft is owned by the Arizona Wing of the Confederate Air Force. RON BURDA photograph.
Aces High C-47 Dakota G-DAKS was painted recently to represent the aircraft of Flt Lt David Lord VC, shot down at Arnhem in 1944.
Goodyear-built FG-1D NX67HP is one of three Corsairs currently owned by Howard Pardue of Texas. Photographed in May 1983 by MICHAEL O’LEARY.
MICHAEL O'LEARY’S photograph depicts a Grumman XF8F-1 Bearcat. This aircraft was in storage at the National Air and Space Museum for many years, and was traded to Darryl Greenamyer in exchange for his record-breaking Bearcat racer. The unrestored Bearcat was sold to George Enhorning who spent several years restoring the aircraft to mint condition. Enhorning eventually sold the aircraft to Texas collector Howard Pardue for his growing stable of WWII/USN/USMC aircraft. Pardue repainted the Bearcat and installed a smoke system for use with his aerobatic routine.
Canadian Warplane Heritage's P-51D, CF-BAU recently repainted in Canadian Air Force squadron markings, photographed in March 1983 by MICHAEL O'LEARY.
One of six US Army T-28B Trojans still operational from Fort Benning, Georgia, photographed in March 1983 by MICHAEL O'LEARY.
D.H.82A Tiger Moth G-BFHH, jointly owned by Peter Harrison and Martin Campbell, near Redhill on August 23, 1982.