Messerschmitt Me-262B @ Legend Flyers

This is a reissue of an older blog Messerschmitt Me-262 Stormbirds, the original was corrupted somehow and just didnt look right. I have fixed it up now and tried to put back the information that was lost (slightly different from the original version). Apologies to anyone who was trying to read the corrupted version –…

Willy Messerschmitt’s Bf-109

There are many great aviation treasures in the United States including one of the last flying examples of Willy Messerschmitt’s Bf-109 right here in Washington State.

Messerschmitt Me-262 Stormbirds

October 18th, 2011 Today I had the privilege of visiting Legend Flyers at Paine Field, Everett. They are a group that has reproduced a number of Messerschmitt Me-262 Scwhalbe (“Swallow”) airframes (the original German aircraft was the first operational jet fighter of WW2). The aircraft have been built to the exact production standards of WW2 right down to rivet placement…

Battle of Britain: A Duel of Eagles

Battle of Britain The Battle of Britain was the largest and most famous air battle in history. By day and night the combatants from Britain (along with pilots from other allied nations) and their enemies from Germany (with some limited support from Italy) fought in the skies over Britain between July 10th and October 31st, 1940. France…

The day I almost met Buzz Aldrin……

August 1st, 2011 Space Adventures Today the Space Needle announced a Space Race 2012 competition with the grand prize to win a sub orbital space flight with a company called Space Adventures (valued at $110,000 USD)!  The contest is to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Space Needle in April 2012. I of course immediately entered (you have to…