Inside Issue #90 of Warbird Digest

FAGEN Restorations


We are finally back! Our promise to you is to get our publication back on a consistent timeline, producing six issues a year. Hopes are high that the worst of the pandemic are behind us, which will allow us to begin to travel to continue to bring you stories from all around the international community.

Flight Log
UPDATES FROM AROUND THE WORLD
A healthy crop of news to report on in this issue, including the welcome return to the air of another Grumman Hellcat.

Navigator
WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO SEE
Urbana, Grimes Field: There are many hidden gems awaiting visitors to this small, central Ohio town’s airport.

LEARN TO FLY A SPITFIRE
Who hasn’t dreamed of flying a Spitfire? Well here is a means to do just that!

SEAPLANE SURVIVOR
This World War Two-vintage Dornier flying boat, through much modernizing and upgrading, still proudly plies the skies. Warbird Digest brings you the story of those determined to keep it there!

CARRYING THE FIRE
Jason Somes — warbird pilot! From learning to fly in a Pitts Special, to performing high- energy airshows in his MiG-17, living life on the edge is a thrill for this adrenalin junkie!

NIGHT FRIGHT
Currently undergoing a thorough, methodical restoration in the UK, this combat veteran C-47 is well on its way to a return to flight. Warbird Digest takes you inside the hangar for a full report on the status of this historic aircraft.

In Focus
TROJAN ODYSSEY
This well-traveled T-28 is now part of what will become an amazing collection of ex-military aircraft gathered together by Fred Machado.

Products
WHAT TO BUY AND WHERE
“What’s New” in the world’s marketplace for the discerning warbird memorabilia collector.

Tailspin
“THE DEFINITION OF A HERO”
Matt Jones recalls the day he flew his hero, Battle of Britain pilot Tom Neil.

Cover: This could be you! Spitfires.com — The Spitfire Academy offers full dual-control training in its two-seat Spitfire. John Dibbs


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