Flying Heritage Collection flew its new IL-2 for the first time in the United States today! It was flown by Steve Hinton and has to put on a few hours of flight testing for the FAA before its public debut on September 15.
Report and picture by WIX member Jason Fortenbacher
I’ve never seen a trailer for an airshow but this one makes me think all airshows should make one.
This is a trailer for the 2012 Flying Legends Air Show at Duxford Airfield in Cambridgeshire, UK. The show will be held on Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July, for more information and to buy tickets go to www.fighter-collection.com
Okay, I ran out of usable fuel and to this day can’t explain why I didn’t have at least 40 minutes fuel left in the mains, but I did learn several lessons. For instance,just because the systems on one B-17 work in a particular way, don’t count on the all working that way. Also,there are important bits of information in maintenance manuals that aren’t in the flight manuals. I already knew not to put much faith in fuel gauges, but I thought that at least one of them might be remotely accurate.
Michael Chait set to direct combat action-adventure movie
By Jay A. Fernandez
Dec 6, 2009, 11:00 PM ET
TMU Pictures is moving forward with the action-adventure film “War Birds.”
Michael Chait wrote the original story and will produce and direct the screenplay written by Josh Staman and Bryan Binder. J. Todd Harris (“Bottle Shock”) and screenwriter Richard Jefferies (“Tron Legacy”), who will polish the script, are producing.
Sean Miller and Kyle Heller of Chait’s Michigan-based TMU Pictures also are producing. Marc Marcum will serve as co-producer.
“Birds” follows an Air Force veteran-turned-reckless airshow re-enactment pilot as he gets pulled into the underground culture of illegal, real-life aerial combat. Shooting is scheduled for the summer in Michigan using all real airplanes and aerial sequences, including authentic P-51 Mustangs, P-38 Lightnings, F4U Corsairs and a B-17 Flying Fortress as well as modern military helicopters and jets.
Click here to goto the full article at The Hollywood Reporter