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Washington Warbird Survivors 2002: A Handbook on Where to Find Them

This handbook is designed to provide aviation enthusiasts with a simple checklist on where to find retired military aircraft that are preserved in in the state of Washington.
Details & Specs
Format:
Paperback and E-Book
Pages:
236
Publication Date:
2/22/2002
Publisher:
iUniverse, Incorporated
Language:
English
Appropriate for ages:
All
ISBN:
9780595216932
Category:
Aviation

Book Overview

This handbook is designed to provide aviation enthusiasts with a simple checklist on where to find retired military aircraft that are preserved in Washington.During the twentieth century, civil and military aviation has played a prominent role in the history and development of Washington. Commercial operators have exploited the advantages offered by aircraft to overcome the unique challenges of geography and climate. By virtue of Washington's strategic location on the continent's northwest flank looking out over the Pacific and facing Russia, a wide variety of military aircraft have been based there through the years. The list of military aircraft types that made up the tapestry of Washington aviation is as extensive as the list of legendary figures who have contributed to its amazing history. While most of the military aircraft types no longer grace the airspace over Washington, many can be viewed in their former splendor as they stand as gate guards or museum exhibits. This booklet provides a comprehensive guide to where these restored aircraft can be found. Complementing the details concerning aircraft specifications and roles, the author has included many facts. Finally, the descriptions of the recovery, restoration and preservation efforts stand as a tribute to the many volunteers who have devoted time, energy and financial support to ensure this rich heritage is preserved.

Douglas B-18B Bolo (Serial No. 37-505). Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Fort Lewis Military Museum.(Articseahorse Photo)
North American F-86D Sabre Dog (Serial No. 52-3669) painted as 51-05976, FU-976.

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