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Photos and articles below either are previews of upcoming issues or expand upon recent articles in Vintage Airplane.

Photo courtesy of Amy Adams, North Carolina Aviation Museum. The Flitfire Cub: Piper’s Little Known Pre-WWII Contribution (4/8/2014)Piper Built Special Cubs to Aid Royal Air Force War Veterans By T.S. “Max” Platts, VAA Lifetime #722088  When speaking of the brave Royal Air Force (RAF) pilots who repelled the Nazi invasion of their homeland, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill said that “Never was so much, owed by so many, to so few.”  The [&hellip… Read More
ScreaminSasquatch2 The Screamin’ Sasquatch (12/15/2013)The information about this beautiful one-of-a-kind was sent to us by Brent Renneke.  Scroll down for more info. John Klatt Airshows and Jack Link’s Beef Jerky teamed up to create a one of a kind plane, the Screamin Sasquatch., which is powered by two different engines. The plane style is a Jet Waco, first introduced [&hellip… Read More
aircraft_tiedown-1 Preparing for AirVenture – Aircraft Tiedowns (6/22/2013)“As you walk through the rows of aircraft on display at Oshkosh and other gatherings throughout the country, you will find quite a variety of tiedown methods.  Some are good, while others leave a lot to be desired…“ Thus begins the excellent 1993 Vintage Airplane article below on Tiedowns and Control Locks by Harold Armstrong.  [&hellip… Read More
SR5a March-April Featured Preview – Pay It Forward (2/22/2013)By Harry G. Ballance, Jr. My father, Harry G. Ballance, Senior, was the Southeastern Division manager of Twentieth Fox Film Corporation.  As such, he had branch offices in Charlotte, Jacksonville, Houston, New Orleans, Memphis, Dallas and Oklahoma City, in addition to Atlanta.  He had about five hundred people working directly for him.  One of his [&hellip… Read More

 

 

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