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Wyoming Warbird Survivors 2003: A Handbook on where to find them

This booklet provides a comprehensive guide on the locations to the historic warbirds still serving their country as firefighters, or where they are currently on display in the state. of Wyoming
Details & Specs
Format:
Paperback and E-Book
Pages:
124
Publication Date:
12/12/2002
Publisher:
iUniverse, Incorporated
Language:
English
Appropriate for ages:
All
ISBN:
9780595261871
Category:
Aviation

Book Overview

During the twentieth century, civil and military aviation has played a prominent role in the history and development of Wyoming. Commercial operators have exploited the advantages offered by aircraft to overcome its unique challenges of geography and climate. By virtue of Wyoming s location in the Western part of the USA, a wide variety of military and commercial aircraft and in particular firebombers, have been based there through the years.

The list of military aircraft types that made up the tapestry of Wyoming aviation is extensive. While many older military aircraft types no longer grace the airspace over Wyoming, a few survivors may be viewed in their former splendor as they stand as gate guards outside the Air and Army National Guard Bases in Cheyenne, or as museum exhibits at Francis E. Warren Air Force Base. The incredible collection of firebombers maintained by D & G Inc., and Hawkins and Powers Aviation at Greybull, as well as the firefighting aircraft flown by Hirth Air Tankers can also be found in Wyoming. This booklet provides a comprehensive guide on the locations to the historic warbirds still serving their country as firefighters, or where they are currently on display in the state.

North American F-86L Sabre Dog, (Serial No. 53-0806), C/N 201-250. CCheyenne,Wyoming Air National Guard Base, 153rd Airlift Wing, Cheyenne Municipal Airportheyenne. (Author Photo)
Fairchild C-119F Flying Boxcar RCAF (Serial No. 22106), c/n 10773, Tanker 06, Reg. No. N5215R. (Thomas Del Coro Photo)

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