North American P-51 Mustang
“I’m going to fly the ass off each one of you”, said Col Don Blakeslee on one occasion to his 4th Fighter Group colleagues — it illustrated his hard-bitten approach to aerial combat
Success in the aviation business has allowed this Vietnam veteran and serial record-setter to make a huge contribution to the US warbird scene
Debate still rages about which was the US Army Air Forces’ best fighter in the European theatre of operations. But is it even possible to reach a meaningful verdict?
Barry Ambrose shares his images from the Aviation Nation Airshow, which took place at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada in early November. The event mixed home team heavy metal such as A-10 Thunderbolt IIs, F-15s, F-16s, F-22 Raptors and F-35 Lightning IIs alongside crowd pleasers including the USAF’s Thunderbirds and warbirds such as Mustangs and Shooting Stars