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Update on Thunder Mustang “Carbon Copy”

By Lucy Walters George and I have been working on our Thunder Mustang project on and off since 1998. We can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. A Thunder Mustang is a ¾ scale P51 carbon … Continue reading

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Salute From The Shore V

Submitted by Jim Hamilton The restored C-47 in the video below is owned and flown by former SC Aeronautics Commissioner Barry G. Avent. It was one of the C-47s involved in operation Market Garden during the WWII invasion of Europe. … Continue reading

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Doolittle Raiders’ Final Toast Saturday, November 9, 2013 At 6:00 p.m.

By Mac Burton Sixty seven years ago the Doolittle Raiders got together for their 1st anniversary of their famous raid on Tokyo. They agreed that they would get together every year thereafter until there were only 2 left and that … Continue reading

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One More Air Show

By Bob Stearns After our train ride across Canada and visiting Tillamook and Evergreen Air Museums I didn’t feel quite fulfilled. So, why not, I decided to attend the Hamilton Ont Father’s day Air Show. I flew Delta to Buffalo … Continue reading

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WWII Veterans Re-Visit Ft. Benning Aboard C-47

By Ron Shelton, photos by Niall McLaughlin On Thursday, October 4, 2012, several area veterans traveled to Fort Benning, Georgia, to visit and tour the Airborne School Museum. They were flown to Fort Benning aboard a C-47 owned and piloted … Continue reading

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Walters Thunder Mustang Update

We had to separate the fuselage from the wings on the Thunder Mustang. George will be carrying the two parts separately to the paint shop. It was a big job to separate them. We don’t plan to do that again! … Continue reading

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SCHAF To Host B-25 Event At KCUB With Guest Speaker That Flew In It

The South Carolina Historic Aviation Foundation formed late last year to prevent the state’s loss of a rare B-25C, to initiate restoration and, ultimately, to create a place to showcase and interpret it. The foundation is bringing in a uniquely … Continue reading

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South Carolina Historic Aviation Foundation (SCHAF) Takes Possession of B-25C

We are entering some exciting and demanding circumstances to secure and preserve our one and only remaining B-25C Bomber from our own 1940s Columbia Army Air Base (CAAB). It is timely and timed as well as we begin preparations to … Continue reading

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