Warbirds International
Airworthy Vintage & Veteran Military Aircraft

Warbirds International
December  2017


on the cover

Our cover photograph illustrates the FG-1D Corsair once owned by Dr. Louis Antonacci and is shown shortly after he sold the plane to The Fighter Collection. The aircraft is being flown by the late Rick Brickert and accompanied by the Planes of Fame Corsair. Photography by Michael O’Leary

in this issue

  • MY  MANAGUA  MISADVENTURE
    We join David Tallichet and his merry band on a mission to Nicaragua to recover a trio of Invaders and a passel of T-28A Trojans, but things do not go according to plan / by Gene Smith
  • LEND-LEASE  BOMBER
    Aero Trader completes a museum static example of a B-25J Mitchell for a new museum in Russia / by Michael O’Leary
  • THE  CORSAIR  AND  I
    The author continues his adventures on learning to fly and planning to find a WWII Corsair / by Dr. Louis Antonacci
  • AN  AERO  LEGEND
    We examine a ground up two-seat dual-control Supermarine Spitfire T. Mk. IX restoration in Britain / by Richard Paver
  • NEW  HEADQUARTERS
    California Aerofab has moved to a large new hangar at Chino Airport and we take a look at some of the company’s latest projects / by Michael O’Leary
  • THE  LONGEST  TWELVE  MINUTES
    An insider’s look on how Steven Hinton and his talented crew used the P-51D Mustang Voodoo to break the world speed record / by Scott Germain
  • PORTRAITS  OF  VOODOO
    Photographs of the many forms Voodoo has taken over the years / by Michael O’Leary
  • SETTING  A  STANDARD
    How Butch Schroder established a new standard for the restoration of Mustangs / by Michael O’Leary
  • T.O.C.
    This issue's Table of Contents