Lost Squadron Supermarine Spitfires : Burma / Myanmar
15 January 2013
Burma Spitfire search finds water-filled crate that may contain plane: Video The Telegraph
9 January 2013
Burma Spitfire hunters discover crate BBC News Asia
7 January 2013
British team in Burma begin lost Spitfire hunt BBC News Asia
27 Dec 2012
Dig for Burma Spitfires Begins Next Month EAA Website
by Mark Inkey, 11 Dec 2012
Quest for Hidden Spitfires Nears Completion THE IRRAWADDY
by Lizzy Davies, 17 Oct 2012
Dozens of Spitfire planes to be excavated in Burma The Guardian
by David Eimer, 17 Oct 2012
British plane enthusiast wins right to dig up buried Spitfires in Burma The Telegraph
by Aye Aye Win Associated Press, October 17, 2012 (AP)
British Spitfire planes to be dug up in Myanmar Associated Press
by Aye Aye Win Associated Press, October 17, 2012 (AP)
Myanmar Find Could Flood Vintage Spitfire Market ABC News/AP
by Adam Lusher, 15 Apr 2012
British farmer's quest to find lost Spitfires in Burma The Telegraph
by Russ Niles, April 15, 2012
Lost Squadron Of Pickled Spitfires Found AvWeb
by Victoria Ward, and Rowena Mason, 14 Apr 2012
Spitfires buried in Burma during war to be returned to UK. The Teloegraph
Lost Squadron Supermarine Spitfires : Australia
by Ted Strugnell January 28, 2011
Fact or Fable Hunt is on for Buried Spitfires The Australian
by EAA, February 3, 2011
Hidden Aussie Spitfire Squadron may total 100 EAA
Lost Squadron TBM Avengers : Bermuda Triangle
USN History, Flight 19
Department of the Navy, The Lost Patrol
Lost Squadron F4U Corsairs VMF-422: Marshall Islands Pacific
VMF-422 23 Corsairs pg 400 to 404
VMF-422 Corsairs 23 lost
Lost Squadron P-38 Lightnings Fl & B-17ying Fortress : Greenland
Glacier Girl Update Air & Space
The Glacier Girl Recovery: Pat Epps & Epps Aviation An amazing recovery by a man doing it right.
A Glacier Girl Pilot History
Lost Squadron List of Friends Restorations/Recovery shops : USA
Fighter Rebuilders, Chino, CA: These guys build some nice warbirds. I remember one of the first F7Fs I ever saw getting HUGE rivets bucked back in the early 90s. My arms vibrated from bucking after helping with the job. They have been big supporters of Lost Squadron since the beginning. This is the original "Chino Kids shop".
Read about it here: Warbird Aero Press Article: Fighter Rebuilders
Like them on facebook Fighter Rebuilders Link A great bunch of guys doing it right. When I was headed home from flying my Cub to Alaska I stopped by and these guys let me park at the shop and took me in for a while. I look forward to the next visit.
Westpac Restorations, Colorado Springs, CO, is another group of friends who do an amazing job bringing the big iron back to life. Check out their P-47 restos.Westpac Restorations Link These guys have supported us for years. When they opened their new amazing shop in Colorado Springs I went there with a case of beer to celebrate and I have visited several times flying Navajos and 310s.
Fighting Classics, Tucson, AZ. Mike/Maj McDougal has been putting together for years. Check out his TA-4J restoration. This aircraft is built from many amassed parts and is now gracing air shows nationwide. I always drop in on him when I can and he takes me in like a brother.Fighting Classics I visited in an oil soaked C337, a broken old Chevy Blazer and one day flying a King Air 350. You never know what is in store for the visit. One day I got to help strip tail panels.
Matt Jackson: Classic Airworks, Van Nuys, CA. Matt does it all from warbirds, anphibians to Navions. When he was at Whiteman Airport I flew in an old Skymaster on the way to Mississippi. The guys helped me keep that thing going. Here is a good article about Matt. He flies everything.
Article Matt to fly VooDoo 2000
Ezell Aviation, Breckenridge, TX. I first dropped in to this shop back when they were working on a polished Lockheed Electra. Several years ago I was flying my Cub back from Colorado and stopped by Tom Danaher's place in Wichita Falls. He said, "Ya gotta go check out what the Ezells have going." So I winged over there and Nelson and Ashley took me in like I was family. They brought me out to lunch with a P-38 pilot who was looking over the Flying Bulls P-38 along with some other celeb pilots. They were finishing up that Bulls P-38 that was polished like chrome. What a day. Thanks guys.
Ezell Aviation Link
has great sounds. From jets to biplanes. Wait until you hear
a Merlin engine at max manifold pressure or a P&W 4360 cranked up and
blowing by you at 500 mph. You can hear it on their Reno 'Sounds of the worlds fastest motorsport' CD.
They have Bf109s, A6M Zeros,
Corsairs, Bearcats... Their digital recordings are clean, clear and best listened
Visit them at www.aircraftrecords.com and check out their cool new shirts!
Air Racing :
We watch these guys race every year. Doing it the way we wish we could.
http://www.nemesisnxt.comThe solid, steady engineering approach to speed and winning.
Warbird Aero Press
is a site full of info on air racing and airplanes. The photo's from the
recent Chino airshow are amazing. Two Tigercats in formation, the flying wing...
A great source of info.
Find it at http://www.warbirdaeropress.com.
Excellent information on Corsairs that people have raced. The perfect site if they had Steve Hinton's
"Super Corsair" listed. Serial numbers, history, the whole works.
Lost Airplane Wrecks :
If you are looking for information on aircraft wrecks in the Western part of the USA,: www.aircraftwrecks.com is a good place to start looking. This site has wrecks
from 1909 to 2003. Good information.
Pacific Ghosts is a
site dedicated to historical WWII crash sites.
Their CD-ROM has photos, descriptions, video clips and history of many crash
sites throughout the pacific. Check them out at: www.pacificghosts.com.
The site to research WWII wrecks in the Pacific is: www.pacificwrecks.com.
More info than imagineable. A great place to pass on what you know about wrecks,
events and people.
Planes of Fame
Planes of Fame is an
operated, non profit aviation museum dedicated to historical
aircraft. A number of the aircraft are sole surviving examples of their type.
The best collection of flying warbirds anywhere. Visit them at
Our Marchetti SF260.
is the fastest of all our
airplanes. To find
out more about the "Ferrari of the Skies", visit the
Marchetti website at
www.sf260.com it loads slow but it's about going fast.
Watch for pictures of all of our planes on the
debuted their first t-shirts at the Oshkosh Fly-In in
August of 1990. Since then "Women Fly has become a philosophy for life".
These guys have some great quality gear and sure know how to have fun. Visit them at
has museum quality, pro-built plastic model airplanes. These are top notch pieces of art.
The site has a gallery of airplanes plus model building tips and tutorials. Even if you don't want to
buy anything, the site is worth seeing. Check out the P-51D Big Beautiful Doll. unbelievable.
Also the FW190's and Spitfires are outstanding.
Visit them at www.modelaces.com