Airplane RestorationRepairing and restoring old or damaged aircraft
We want speed! We want vertical lift! The Bell XV-3 Tilt-rotor was the first to satisfy all aeronautical tastes.
July 2004 | By Jay Miller
The only thing more durable than these Junkers Ju 52s are the mountains over which they now fly sightseers.
May 2004 | By Linda Shiner
The Lockheed P-38 saved from an icy tomb is now the star attraction in a previously quiet Kentucky town.
March 2004 | By Carl Hoffman
There's a hard-to-define quality that can't be found on a flight chart or listed in an airport directory.
March 2004 | By Marshall Lumsden
The Royal Air Force Vulcan, immense cold war bomber and aerodynamic marvel, has been sentenced to permanent museum exhibition.
January 2004 | By Craig Mellow
De Havilland's D.H. 106 Comet blazed the commercial jet trail but broke its nation's heart.
January 2004 | By Phil Scott
Riches to rags and back again: A 1928 mailplane is reborn.
November 2003 | By Sam Goldberg
Why are so many Golden Age airplanes traveling the country together this fall?
September 2003 | By Mary Collins
Something about the Champlin Fighter Museum's Focke-Wulf 190D never seemed quite right.
September 2003 | By Howard Stansfield
"Uh oh. Why is this piston rod left over?" Meet the pilots who are gutsy enough to fly freshly restored airplanes.
July 2003 | By Mark Huber
No airplane in the world could outshine Howard Hughes' H-1 Racer--until Jim Wright built a copy of it.
May 2003 | By Preston Lerner
Building a replica of the first airplane requires a certain resourcefulness. Anybody got any horsehide glue?
January 2003 | By Phaedra Hise
The ninth life of a PBY-5A Cat.
January 2003 | By Phil Scott
The North American RA-5C Vigilante.
November 2002 | By Robert F. Dorr
November 2002 | By Roger A. Mola
How an abandoned World War II glider found love in Long Island.
September 2002 | By Joshua Stoff
September 2002 | By Douglas Gantenbein
July 2002 | By Roger A. Mola
The Boeing B-29
May 2002 | By J. Douglas Hinton
They're like highly specialized surgeons: there are few of them and they're in great demand.
March 2002 | By Stephan Wilkinson