Composer James Horner Dies at 61


Shorts S312 Tucano in flight, the same type of aircraft Mr. Horner was flying at the time of his accident.

Composer James Horner, known for his works in Titanic, Avatar, and Braveheart, was tragically killed in a plane crash outside of Santa Barbra, California while flying his Shorts S312 Tucano.  He was 61.  Mr. Horner was a friend of the aviation community. He composed a piece of music for the Horsemen Cometh, now the Bremont Horsemen aerobatic team, the Horsemen fly to Horner’s piece at airshows around the country.  His legacy will live on, rest in peace.

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Historic Moment Captured at Ray Fagan Memorial Airshow in Granite Falls


P-40K s 42-10083 owned by Fagan Fighters WWII Museum and 42-10256 owned by Texas Flying Legends Museum reunite for their first flight together in 70 years after being recovered from a dry-lake bed in Russia. Photo Credit: Bernie Vasquez

These two P-40Ks, serial numbers 42-10083 and 42-10256 owned by Fagan Fighters WWII Museum and Texas Flying Legends Museum reunited and flew together for the first time in more than 70 years at the Ray Fagan Memorial Airshow this past weekend.  These two P-40’s both forced landed in a dry lake bed outside of Murmansk, Russia on November 10, 1944.  They were recovered and restored to flying status by Fagan Fighters WWII Museum in Minnesota.



The Warbird Watcher Recognized By Connecticut Air And Space Center



Steve Ferraro, part of the T-33 Crew, posing with the new gear door. Photo Credit: Connecticut Air and Space Center

Thank you to our friends at Connecticut Air and Space Center for your shout out with regard to the gear door, we helped locate for your TV-2 Seastar.  Pretty cool, that you guys were able to acquire one after nearly 15 years of searching. One step closer to completion. Keep up the good work.

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D-Day 71st Anniversary


The C-47 That Led the D-Day Invasion- “That’s All Brother”


“That’s All Brother” C-47 42-92847 on June 5, 1944.

The C-47 42-92847 “That’s All Brother”, the aircraft that led the D-day Invasion on June 6, 1944 will be acquired by the Commemorative Air Force (CAF).  “That’s All Brother” is currently owned by Basler Turbo Conversions, a company that rebuilds C-47’s and DC-3’s and replaces their radial engines with turboprop engines.  The CAF recently launched a kickstarter campaign and within days the $75,000 goal to purchase the aircraft was reached.  With the campaign being open until July 5, 2015, the CAF has stretched its goal to $250,000 which covers the cost of complete restoration to “That’s All Brother”‘s original condition.

To help support the restoration of “That’s All Brother” please donate through the CAF’s kickstarter page by clicking the picture:


That’s All Brother C-47 42-92847 nose art.

P-61 Ops in Color

Won’t be too long until the Mid Atlantic Air Museum in Reading, PA has their P-61B 42-39445 back in the sky.

Mid Atlantic Air Museum’s P-61 Restoration Page:

Donate to help get it back in the air!