FEBRUARY 2001   ·    VOL. 24,  NO. 1
               
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    Sun 'n Fun Information

    The most up-to-date information on this fly-in season opener for the warbirds


    ... Off the Endagered List - Paul Koskela
    Since the removal of iron curtain and fall of communism, many interesting warbirds have appeared on the circuit  Here are some which were nearly extinct.


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    Battle of Britain at Biggin Hill
    - Dan Linkous
    The famous airfield during the early days of World War II celebrates the gallant efforts of "The Few" 60 years later.
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    50th Anniversary of the Birddog - Jan Churchill
    For a small airplane, the Birddog has done amazing things, both in war and peacetime.  Fifty years from its "birth," friends and airplanes gather in Wichita for a birthday party
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    Northrop P-61
    - Jan Churchill
    One of the rarest warbirds of all, the Black Widow, is undergoing restoration at the Mid Atlantic Air Museum.  Its debut is getting closer ... see how close it is.

     
     2 From the CO's Cockpit / Michael Schoss
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    Mail Call
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    Warbird News 
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    The Way It Was - Robert F. Dorr
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    Mystery Warbird - Milton Voight
    38 Supply Depot
    39   Squadron News
    40  Calendar of Events
    ON THE COVER
    Front Cover ...
    Two Polikarpov I-16s and one I-153 arrived in the United States last year and flew in CAF AIRSHO 2000 at Midland, Texas.  Found in Russia, these significant fighters are not well known or recognized.  Maybe now they will be.  Photo by Sam Koskela.
 

   

     
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