Tough and Tougher
Basler Turbo Conversions is one of the only companies in the world that converts piston-engine DC-3s into turbine-powered aircraft. Tour the facility and see what goes into converting these rugged, tough DC-3s into even tougher Basler BT-67s.
In Warbirds Aircraft
Aviation Adventure Speaker Series: Dr. Harry Friedman Discusses Restoring the Memphis Belle
Dr. Harry Friedman, one of the foremost experts on B-17 Memphis Belle, discussed the restoration. Harry is a director on the Memphis Belle Memorial Association board and co-author of the book Memphis Belle: Dispelling the Myths.
Webinar- History of the B-17 Memphis Belle
EAA’s B-17 historian Chris Henry talks about the iconic B-17 Memphis Belle. This must-see presentation will cover not only the combat career of this famous bomber, but also what happened to it after the war, and how it got to where it is now.
Memphis Belle Unveiling
Recently EAA staff attended the opening of the B-17F Memphis Belle exhibit, which honored the first heavy bomber aircraft and crew to complete 25 missions during WWII. It was acquired by the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in 2005.
XP-82 - Fate, Circumstance, & Necessity
The XP-82 Twin Mustang has been one of the most highly anticipated warbird restorations in recent memory. After 10 years of perseverance and more than 200,000 man-hours of work, Tom Reilly, EAA 802376, has this rare prototype close to flying again.
If you love warbirds, and if you appreciate seeing rare or, in many cases, truly unique airplanes doing what they were meant to do — fly — then you owe yourself a visit to Chino and the Planes of Fame Air Museum.
Jack Roush - Warbirds of America 2018 Hall of Fame Inductee