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…