A gaggle of P-38's make their way through the Central Valley of California 5 P-38's in formation flight, a rare sight indeed. Created by Dan Stijovich Added: 02/06/2010
A very rare event of 4 P-38 Lightnings flying in formation at the 2010 Capital Air show. There are a total of 7 flyable P-38's in the world. 6 are in North America and 1 in Austria. A rare bird indeed. Added: 10/23/2010
The original introduction training film for the Lockheed P-38 Lightning. In part #1, bailing out, takeoff and handeling are covered. This video has what was then state of the art graphics, now we see it as cartoon drawings. In color with some very rare footage. Added: 09/27/2008
The original introduction training film for the Lockheed P-38 Lightning. In part #2, stalls and landings are covered. This video has what was then state of the art graphics, now we see it as cartoon drawings. In color with some very rare footage. Added: 09/28/2008
This is the Planes of Fame Museum's (Chino, California) P-38J. A rare and fascinating aircraft. Only one problem; the turbocharged-muffled Allison 12-cylinder engines are just too darned quiet! You may notice a slight difference in aircraft markings between the clips; they were recently changed. But all these clips are of the very same aircraft. Enjoy the video! Added: 09/27/2008
The last 3 flying P-38 Lightning's in flight together at the Air Museum Planes of Fame in Chino, California in 2007. This video includes video from the 2007 Airshow with additional footage from an invitation only event held earlier in the year at POF chino. There are about 6 flying as of mid 2010. Music by Lee Greenwood. By Flybynightvideos.com
The last 3 flying P-38 Lightning's in flight together at the Air Museum Planes of Fame in Chino, California in 2007. This version has the original sound track with engine sounds. There are 7 P-38's flying as of early 2011 By Flybynightvideos.com
The Curtis P-40 Tomahawk
Before America entered WWII the Flying Tigers were helping the Chinese defend itself against the empire of Japan. Their primary mission was to protect the Burma Road, the primary supply line for China. The Flying Tigers did beat back the Japanese. Their pilots were well seasoned and trained under Brig. General Claire Lee Chennault, who was responsible for many innovative aviation combat maneuvers.
The Republic P-47 Thunderbolt
This was taken at the 2006 Planes of Fame Airshow in Chino, California. The razorback Thunderbolt is a P-47G built by Curtis and owned by the Planes of Fame Museum. The bubble-canopy Thunderbolt is Bill Klaer's P-47D that is based at Rialto, California.
The North American P-51 Mustang
This years Planes of Fame High Country Warbirds event in Valle, AZ. featured this P-51D "Spam Can". The pilots, John and Mark take turns trying to give me a haircut using the prop! Added: 07/13/2010
The Horsemen are the only 3 ship P-51 Mustang Formation Flight Demonstration Team in the world. They are simply awesome. Added: 05/21/2010
On August 6th, 1944 George Preddy achieved a record 6 kills in 1 day. He has been labeled as the fighter pilot's pilot. The late Gen. John C. Meyer said of him that he "was just the greatest fighter pilot who ever squinted through a gunsight; he was the complete fighter pilot." Added: 06/07/2010
The P-51 Mustang was a long-range single-seat fighter aircraft that served with the Allied air forces during WW2. It flew mostly as a bomber escort in raids over Germany, ensuring air superiority from early 1944.
Go for a ride in the beautiful North American P-51 Mustang "Miss Helen" Added: 09/27/2008
The Northrop P-61 Black Widow
The Northrop P-61 Black Widow was the first operational U.S. military aircraft designed specifically to use radar. The "Black Widow" was an all-metal, twin-engine, twin-boom, aircraft flown as a night fighter by United States Army Air Forces squadrons in the European Theater, the Pacific Theater, the CBI Theater, and the Mediterranean Theater during World War II. On the night of 14 August 1945, a P-61B-2 of the 548th NFS named "Lady in the Dark" was unofficially credited with the last allied air victory before VJ Day. The P-61 was also modified to create the F-15 Reporter, the last piston-powered Photo-reconnaissance aircraft designed and produced for the U.S. Air Force.
The official training film for the Northrop P-61 Black Widow Part #1 Added: 04/23/2009
The official training film for the Northrop P-61 Black Widow Part #2 Added: 04/23/2009
The official training film for the Northrop P-61 Black Widow Part #3 Added: 04/23/2009
Vought F4U Corsair
A French made video about the Vought F4U Corsair. As I do not speak French I don't know when this was filmed. Great flight footage needs no language anyway so enjoy the beautiful Bent Wing Bird.
Vought F4U Corsairs in action in the Pacific. The Corsair became the most capable carrier-based fighter-bomber of World War II. Some Japanese pilots regarded it as the most formidable American fighter of World War II, and the U.S. Navy counted an 11:1 kill ratio with the F4U Corsair.
Corsairs in action in the Pacific Theater of World War II.