Warplane Survivors USA: North Carolina

North Carolina Warplanes

(USCG Photo)

Curtiss HS-2L being launched from the seaplane ramp at Coast Guard Air Station Morehead City, North Carolina, ca 1926.

(USAAF Photo)

Republic P-47N Thunderbolt (Serial No. 44-33311), North Carolina Air National Guard, ca 1948.

(USN Photo)

Douglas F4D-1 Skyray,  Marine All-Weather Fighter Squadron VMF(AW)-115 "Able Eagles" undergiong maintenance at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina.

(USMC Photo)

Douglas F4D-1 Skyray (BuNo. 134815) of Marine Fighter Squadron 115 (VMF-115) "Able Eagles", 1957.

(USN Photo)

Douglas F4D-1 Skyray (BuNo. 134815), Marine Fighter Squadron VMF(AW)-115 "Able Eagles", Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, 1957.

(USMC Photo)

Douglas F4D-1 Skyray (BuNo. 134804) of Marine Fighter Squadron 115 (VMF-115) "Able Eagles", 17 March 1957.

(USN Photo)

Douglas F4D-1 Skyray (BuNos. 139065, 139084, 139196, 139207) of Marine All-Weather Fighter Squadron VMF(AW)-115 "Able Eagles".  VMF(AW)-115 was assigned to Carrier Air Group 7 (CVG-7) aboard the aircraft carrier USS Independece (CVA-62) for a deployment to the Mediterranean Sea from 19 April to 27 August 1962.

(USCG Photo)

U.S. Coast Guard Grumman UF-1G Albatross (Serial No. 2126, ex-USAF (Serial No. 52-0126), (after 1962 designated as HU-16E), at the USCG Aircraft Repair & Supply Base, Elizabeth City, North Carolina on 14 Jan 1959.  A new paint scheme was tried on this aircraft, which was, however, not used.

(USN Photo)

McDonnell F-4J-33-MC Phantom II (BuNo. 155555) of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron VMFA-115 "Able Eagles", Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, 1970s.

(Sgt. Cordova, USMC Photo)

McDonnell Douglas A-4M Skyhawk (BuNo. 158415) from Marine attack squadron VMA-331 Bumblebees at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, 1 Dec 1978.

(Sgt. Cordova, USMC Photo)

Grumman A-6E Intruder (BuNo. 159177) from Marine all-weather attack squadron VMA(AW)-332 Moonlinghters at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, 1 Dec 1978.

(Sgt. Cordova, USMC Photo)

Grumman TC-4C Academe (BuNo. 155724) from Marine all-weather attack training squadron VMAT(AW)-202 Double Eagles on 1 December 1978 at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina.  The TC-4C was used to train bombardiers and navigators for the A-6 Intruder aircraft.

(USMC Photo)

North American OV-10A Bronco (BuNo. 155443) from Marine observation squadron VMO-1 near Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina, in 1982.

(USMC Photo)

North American OV-10D Bronco aircraft from the 1st Marine Observation Squadron 1 (VMO-1) at the Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, 1984.

(Alain Rioux Photo)

McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II, USMC, assigned to VMA-231 "Ace of Spades", MCAS Cherry Point North Carolina, 24 June 1995.

(Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)

McDonnell Douglas KC-10A Extender, 68th Air Refuelling Wing based at Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina, 1 Oct 1988.

(Alain Rioux Photo)

Lockheed C-130E Hercules of the 41st Airlift Squadron "Blackcats" from Pope Air Force Base, North Carolina, 25 May 1996.

(Tech. Sgt. Brian E. Christiansen, USAF Photos)

Lockheed C-130H Hercules (Serial No. 93-1458) 156th Airlift Squadron, 145th Airlift Wing, North Carolina Air National Guard, 2007.

(Staff Sgt. Richard Kerner, USAF Photo)

Lockheed C-130H Hercules (Serial No. 93-1458) from the 156th Airlift Squadron, 145th Airlift Wing, North Carolina Air National Guard, 2010.

(Sgt. Kissta DiGregorio, US Army Photo)

A paratrooper touches a grounding rod to the underside of a UH-60 Black Hawk before attaching a sling loaded humvee to the aircraft.  Paratroopers assigned to 407th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, partnered with members of the North Carolina National Guard to conduct sling load training with the rotary-wing aircraft, 31 July 2012.  While these paratroopers continually train to be proficient at sling load operations, this exercise was an opportunity for the support specialists to actually hook the load to the helicopter as it hovers only feet above their heads.  Sling load operations are essential to the mission, because they enable vehicles, water and supplies to be transported to soldiers.

(Cpl. Jason Jimenez, USMC Photo)

Boeing Vertol HH-46D Sea Knight helicopter (BuNo. 157682), sits on display during the Emergency Preparedness Fair at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, 4 June 2015.

(Lance Cpl. Colin Broadstone, USMC Photo)

Boeing Vertol HH-46E Sea Knight helicopter. Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, 3 April 2015.

(Lance Cpl. Matthew L. Hebert, USMC Photo)

Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey aircraft exits Landing Zone Condor in North Carolina after conducting a helicopter support team external lift with Logistic Officers Course 10-03, as part of a field exercise known as Operation Blue Devil on 18 May 2010.

(Ken H Photo)

Northrop Grumman EA-6B Prowler (Bu.No.163528) USMC, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (2nd MAW), VMAQ-4, "Seahawks"(MAG-14) MCAS Cherry Point(KNKT), North Carolina, 16 March 2013.

North Carolina Warplane Survivors

Asheboro, North Carolina Aviation Museum, 2222-G Pilots View Road, 27204.

Cessna L-19A Bird Dog (Serial No.).

Cessna O-2 Skymaster (Serial No.).

Cessna O-2 Skymaster (Serial No.).

(RadioFan Photo)

Beechcraft T-34A Mentor (Serial No. 55-0217), Reg. No. N3648G.

Link trainers.

Pilatus P-3 (Serial No.).

Shehane Aerosprot Quail, homebuilt.

Stearman PT-13D Kaydet (Serial No.).

Fairchild F-22 (Serial No.).

Rutan VariEze homebuilt.


(RadioFan Photo)

Piper J-3 Flitfire, RAF Benevolent Fund.

Savoia-Marcheti S-56 (Serial No.), one of only two remaining in the world.  It is on three-year loan from the Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston-Salem, NC.

Beaufort, Marine Corps Air Station, Merritt Field.

(Clay L. Jansson, USN, NMNA Photo)

North American FJ-3 Fury (BuNo 136022), USMC, of Marine Fighter Squadron VMF-333.  The squadron was based at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina, ca 1960.

North American FJ-3 Fury (BuNo. 141376), DR-3, mounted on a concrete pylon, on loan from the NMMC.

Bessemer City

Lockheed F-94C Starfire (Serial No. 51-5576), F-94C-1-LO.  On display in a city park.

Camp Mackall

(NCDayWalker Photo)

Bell UH-1 Iroquois helicopter (Serial No. 15071), at the entrance to the Camp.

Candler, Enka Junior High School, 475 Enka Lake Road, 28715.

Republic RF-84F Thunderstreak (Serial No. 53-7570).


(DrStew82 Photo)

Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, replica on display at the Carthage NC community airfield.  This aircrat is part of a monument to Lt. Robert Hoyle Upchurch, who was a citizen of Carthage, in Moore County, North Carolina.  He was a fighter pilot with the Flying TIgers in the Second World War, and  was reported missing in action (MIA) in 1944.  Years later his remains were found and identified, and in 2006 returned to Carthage.

Charlotte, Carolinas Aviation Museum, 4108 Minuteman Way, Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, 28208.

(RadioFan Photo)

Airbus A320-214, Reg. No. N106US.

Beechcraft T-34B Mentor (BuNo. 140931).

Bell UH-1H Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No.).

Bell UH-1J Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No.).

Bell AH-1J Sea Cobra (BuNo. 159216), HF-00, C/N 26056.

Bellanca 14-9L Crusair, Reg. N1K.

Boeing Stearman PT-17 Kaydet, 706, Reg. No. N48272.

Boeing KC-97G Stratotanker (Serial No. 53-0335), C/N 17117, nose section with cockpit.

Boeing Vertol CH-46D Sea Knight Helicopter (BuNo. 153389), 01, EG-16, C/N 2287.

Bushby- Long M-1 Midget Mustang, Reg. No. N373.

Cessna L-19 Bird Dog (Serial No.).

Convair YF-102A Delta Dagger (Serial No. 53-1788), FC-788.

Douglas DC-3A, Reg. No. N44V.

Douglas DC-7B, Reg. No. N836D.

Douglas C-47 Skytrain (Serial No.), D8, Reg. No. N12907.

Douglas C-47 Skytrain (Serial No.).

Douglas A-26C Invader (Serial No.).

Douglas A-4C Skyhawk (BuNo. 142226), ED, C/N 11480.

Douglas D-558-1 Skystreak (BuNo. 37972).

Douglas BTD-1 Desroyer (BuNo. 04959), transferred to the Wings of Eagles Museum, Elmira, New York.

Ercoupe 415-C, Reg. No. N3180H.

Fogle V-333 Skycat.

Goodyear Racer.

Grumman OV-1D Mohawk (Serial No. 62-5874), C/N 33B.

Grumman OV-1D Mohawk (Serial No. 62-5890), C/N 49B.

Grumman F-14D Tomcat (BuNo. 161166), AJ-207, C/N 393/DR-6.

Grumman G-1159 Gulfstream II, Reg. No. N55RG.

Gyrodyne DSN-3.

Hal Fogle V33 Skycat.

Kaman HOK-1/OH-43D Huskie Helicopter (BuNo. 139982).


Link Trainer.

Lockheed TV-1 Shooting Star (BuNo. 33866), WL-21, C/N 080-2100.

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No.).

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No.), cockpit.

Lockheed T-33B Shooting Star (Serial No.).

Lockheed EC-130E Hercules (Serial No. 62-1857).  (Serial No. 61-2367), painted to represent C-130A (Serial No. 59-1528), C/N 382-3712.

LTV A-7E Corsair II (BuNo. 159971), AC-404, C/N E-420.

McDonnell F-101F Voodoo (Serial No. 56-0243), C/N 190.

McDonnell F-4S Phantom II (BuNo. 155872), DB-05, C/N 3384.  (Shawn A. Dorsch Photo)

McDonnell F-4S Phantom II (Serial No. 158353), DB-06, C/N 4078, forward fuselage including cockpit section.

McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier (BuNo. 161397), C/N 2/2, the second prototype.

Mercury Capsule, replica.

North American F-100D Super Sabre (Serial No.).

North American T-28B Trojan (BuNo. 138285), C/N 200-356.

North American T-28B Trojan (Serial No.), cockpit.

North American T-2A Buckeye (Serial No.).

North American Rockwell OV-10D Bronco (BuNo. 155472), C/N 305-83.

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt (Serial No.).

Republic F-84G Thunderstreak (Serial No. 50-1191).

Savoia Marchetti S.56B.

Sikorsky HO3S-1 Dragonfly Helicopter (BuNo. 125136).

Sikorsky CH-34C Helicopter (Serial No.).

Sikorsky CH-3 Jolly Green Giant Helicopter (Serial No. 65-12797), C/N 61572.

Waco CG-15A Glider (Serial No.).

Wright 1902 Glider.




SSM-N-8 Regulus.


Charlotte, North Carolina Air National Guard, 145th  Airlift Wing, Charlotte/Douglas Municipal Airport, 28208

(arby101ca Photo)

Lockheed C-130B Hercules (Serial No. 59-0582), near the main gate.

(arby101ca Photo)

North American F-86L Sabre Dog (Serial No. 52-4142), C/N 190-545, mounted on a pylon near the main gate of the 145th Air Wing, NC ANG.

Dunn, General Williams C. Lee Airborne Museum, 209 West Divine Street, 28334.

Durham, North Carolina Museum of Life and Science.

(Matthew J Photo)

Douglas DC-3, Piedmont Airlines, mounted on pylons.

Elizabeth City, Coast Guard Air Station.

Grumman HU-16E Albatross, USCG (Serial No. 7247), C/N G-336.

(Jason Grant Photo)

Sikorsky HH-52A Seaguard Helicopter, USCG (Serial No. 1384), C/N 62065, mounted on pylons at the main gate to Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina.

Fayetteville, 82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum, Bldg C-6841, Ardennes Street, Fort Bragg, 28307-0119.

(RadioFan Photo)

Bell UH-1B Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 59-1711), C/N 170.

Bell AH-1E Cobra Helicopter (Serial No. 77-22784).

Curtiss C-46F Commando (Serial No. 44-78573), 27.

(RadioFan Photo)

de Havilland YC-7A Caribou (Serial No. 57-3083).

Douglas VC-47D Skytrain (Serial No. 43-48932), 6E.

Fairchild C-119L Flying Boxcar (Serial No. 53-8087).

Fairchild C-123K Provider (Serial No. 54-0609).

Lockheed C-130E Hercules (Serial No.).

Waco CG-15A Glider (Serial No.).

Fayetteville, Airborne & Special Operations Museum, 100 Bragg Boulevard, 28301.

(Mark Knapp Photos)

Bell UH-1H Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 72-21524), Company E.

(Mark Knapp Photos)

Douglas C-47A Skytrain (Serial No. 315623).

(Mark Knapp Photo)

Hughes MH-6C Cayuse Helicopter (Serial No. 68-17191).

Waco CG-4A Hadrian Glider (Serial No. 45-15073).

Fayetteville, John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Museum, Ardennes & Marion Street.

Fayetteville, Pope AFB, Main (Reilly Gate), 28308.

Curtiss P-40N Warhawk (Serial No. 42-05702.

(CoinsandPins Photo)

Douglas TC-47B Skytrain (Serial No. 44-76462), C/N 16046/32794, painted as USAAF (Serial No. 293496), ex-USN (BuNo. 39098).

(CoinsandPins Photo)

Fairchild C-119C Flying Boxcar (Serial No. 50-0128), painted as (Serial No. 53-3182), C/N 10446.

(CoinsandPins Photo)

Fairchild C-123K Provider (Serial No. 54-0669), C/N 20118, painted as (Serial No. 54-0372).

Fairchild Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II (Serial No. 75-0308), FT, C/N A10-0057.

General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon (Serial No. 79-0352), FT, C/N 61-0137.

(CoinsandPins Photo)

Lockheed C-130E Hercules (Serial No. 70-1269), C/N 382-4423.

LTV A-7D Corsair II (Serial No. 72-0230), EL, C/N D-352.

Republic F-105D Thunderchief (Serial No. 61-0165).

Fort Fisher, North Carolina National Guard Training Center

(NCDaywalker Photo)

Bell UH-1H Iroquois helicopter (Serial No. 0-16289).

Goldsboro, Seymour Johnson AFB, 4th Wing HQ, Wright Brothers Avenue, 27531-5000.

(David Poppa Younts Sr. Photos)

Canadair CL-13B Sabre Mk. 6, RCAF (Serial No. 23238), USAF (Serial No. 51-12972), FU-972, C/N 1653, painted as "Billie", 335th FIS, 4th FW, Reg. No. N86EB, mounted on a pylon.

(David Poppa Younts Sr. Photo)

Fairchild Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II (Serial No. 81-0987), FT, C/N A10-0682, mounted on a pylon.

(Adrian Brooks Photo)

(David Poppa Younts Sr. Photos)

McDonnell F-4C Phantom II (Serial No. 64-1770), SJ, C/N 1069, "Jeannie", mounted on pylons.

McDonnell F-4E Phantom II (Serial No. 74-0649).

(Larry Lamb Photo)

(Adrian Brooks Photo)

(David Poppa Younts Sr. Photos)

McDonnell Douglas F-15B Eagle (Serial No. 77-0161), SJ, C/N 394/B-52, painted as an F-15E, "Spirit of Goldsboro", mounted on a pylon.

North American P-51D-20NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-63615), C/N 122-31341, 7, “Bunnie", Tuskegee Airmen colours.

North American F-86E Sabre (Serial No. 52-3238).

North American F-86H Sabre (Serial No. 53-1370).

(David Poppa Younts Sr. Photos)

North American F-100A Super Sabre (Serial No. 54-1814), C/N 217-75, painted to represent an F-100C, mounted on a pylon.

(Adrian Brooks Photo)

Republic F-105D Thunderchief (Serial No. 61-0056), SJ, C/N D251, mounted on a pylon.

(David Poppa Younts Sr. Photo)

Supermarine 329 Spitfire Mk. IIa, replica (Serial No. P7308), XR-D, mounted on a pylon.


(NCDaywalker Photo)

Bell UH-1B Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No.), DAV chapter 59 meeting house NC 177 South of Hamlet.

Havelock, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point , Hwy 70 & Cunningham Boulevard, 28633-5001.

Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina (BuNo.).

(LCpl. S.D. Dommer, USMC Photo)

Douglas C-117D Skytrain (BuNo. 50843) stands on the flight line at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina  after being flown to the base on 27 Feb 1992.  The aircraft was retired from service and flown to Cherry Point, where it was put on permanent display.

(Staff Sergeant Jomp, USMC Photo)

Grumman EA-6A Intruder (BuNo. 147865) from Marine electronic countermeasures squadron VMAQ-2 Playboys flying over Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, 1 Dec 1978.

Grumman EA-6A Intruder (BuNo. 147865), CY-00.

Hawker Siddeley AV-8C Harrier (BuNo. 158976), CG-00, C/N 712137, mounted on a concrete pylon.

Lockheed HC-130B Hercules, hulk, 1346, C/N 282-3638,used for ground training.

(Alan Wilson Photo)

McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier (BuNo. 164130), KD-22, flown by VMAT-203 'Hawks', based at Cherry Point MCAS, 12 Feb 2014.

(njbez Photo)

McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier (BuNo. 162969), VL-01, C/N 512096/090, mounted on concrete pedestals.

Vought F-4U Corsair (BuNo.).

Havelock, Tourist Center, 202 Tourist Center Drive, 28532.

Boeing Vertol HH-46D Sea Knight (BuNo. 150941), C/N 2024.

(Beard, USMC Photo)

McDonnell Douglas OA-4M Skyhawk (BuNo. 154306) at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point (North Carolina, USA) on 24 May 1990.  154306 had been built as a TA-4F trainer and been converted to a forward observation aircraft in 1979.

Douglas A-4M Skyhawk (BuNo. 160024), QG-00, C/N 14526.

Grumman F9F-6P Cougar (BuNo. 127487).

Grumman A-6E Intruder (BuNo. 164378), ED-500, C/N I-718.

(Nobuhiko Moriya Photo)

McDonnell Douglas RF-4B Phantom II (BuNo. 157342), CY-00, C/N 3689.

Hendersonville, Western North Carolina Air Museum, 1340 Gilbert St, 28793.

Aeronca C-3.

Aeronca 7DC Champ.

Baby Great Lakes.

Cessna 170B.

Corbin Junior Ace.

Curtiss Robin 4C-1A.

Curtiss JN-4D Jenny, 5/8 scale replica.

Ercoupe 415CD.

Heath Parasol.

Nieuport Bebe 11, replica.

North American SNJ-5 Texan.

Parker Reno Air Racer.

Piper J-2.

Piper J-3C Cub.

(Government & Heritage Library Photo)

Piper J-5A (Serial No. 5-982), 1941, Reg. No. N38499.

Piper PA-12.

SE-5, replica.

Sportfire, homebuilt.

Stearman N2S.

Stearman N4S.

Taylor E-2.

Taylorcraft BC-12D.

Wittman Tailwind W-8.

Hickory Aviation Museum, 3101 9th Avenue Dr NW, Hickory Regional Airport, 28601.

de Havilland DH-100 Vampire (Serial No. XD538), 187, on loan from the Sabre Society.

Douglas A-4L Skyhawk (BuNo. 148538), on loan from the NMNA.

(USN Photo)

Curtiss XF15C-1 mixed-power fighter prototype in flight.

(Author Photos)

Curtiss XF15C-1 (BuNo. 01215).  This aircraft has been moved to the Hickory Aviation Museum from the North Kingstown, Quonset Air Museum, Rhode Island.

Fokker F.27-500 Friendship, Reg. No. N705FE.

Grumman F9F-8T Cougar (BuNo. 142985).

Grumman F-14D Tomcat (BuNo. 163902), on loan from the NMNA.

Hispano HA-200 Saeta, Reg. No. N4551W, on loan from the Sabre Society.

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 29529), TR-529, on loan from the NMUSAF.

LTV A-7A Corsair II (BuNo. 154345), AE-313, C/N A-184, on loan from the NMNA.

McDonnell Douglas F-4B Phantom II (BuNo. 148400), on loan from the NMNA.

North American FJ-3M Fury (BuNo. 141393), VMF-235, on loan from the NMNA.

Northrop F-5 Tiger (BuNo. 141540).

Republic F-105B Thunderchief (Serial No. 55-4107), C/N B7, delivered to the USAF in Sep 1957, now on loan from the NMUSAF.


(TM Wolf Photos)

Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. 5 (Serial No. 1157), painted as (Serial No. 71461), FU-461, Reg. No. N86FS.

Grumman F-9F-8T Cougar (Serial No. 142985), F-00. Hickory Aviation Museum, Hickory Regional Airport (KHKY).

Hot Springs

North American P-51D-25NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-73163), ex-RCAF (Serial No. 9285), Texas ANG markings, being restored, Reg. No. N51MR.  Randall, Thomas and Douglas, Kempf Brothers Aviation Partnership.

Jacksonville, New River Marine Corps Air Station, McCutcheon Field.

Bell UH-1N Iroquois Helicopter (BuNo. 160448), TV-00, C/N 31740, mounted on concrete pedestals.

Bell AH-1J Sea Cobra Helicopter (BuNo. 157773), HF-40, C/N 26017, mounted on concrete pylons.

Boeing Vertol CH-46E Sea Knight (BuNo. 153402), YS, C/N 2300, mounted on concrete pedestals.

McDonnell Douglas F-4C Phantom II (Serial No. 63-7837), C/N 731, nose section with cockpit, Thunderbirds markings.

(Mikeiamunion21 Photo)

Piasecki HUP-3 Retriever (BuNo. 147608), 2.

Sikorsky VH-34D Seahorse (BuNo. 147191), MX-29, C/N 58-1142, mounted on concrete pylons.

Sikorsky CH-53A Sea Stallion (BuNo. 152398), CJ-26, C/N 65-025.

Kure, North Carolina Military History Museum, North Carolina National Guard Training Facility, 116 Air Force Way, 28449.

Bell UH-1 Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No.).

Manteo, Wright Brothers National Memorial, Mile Post 7.5 US Hwy 158 Kill Devil Hills.

(John T. Daniels, Library of Congress Photo)

First successful flight of the Wright Flyer by the Wright brothers.  Their machine traveled 120 ft (36.6 m) in 12 seconds at 10:35 a.m. on 17 Dec 1903 at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, with Orville Wright at the controls of the machine.  He was lying prone on the lower wing with his hips in the cradle which operated the wing-warping mechanism.   Wilbur Wright ran alongside to balance the machine, and had just released his hold on the forward upright of the right wing in the photo.  The starting rail, the wing-rest, a coil box, and other items needed for flight preparation are visible behind the machine.  This was considered "the first sustained and controlled heavier-than-air powered flight" by the Fédération aéronautique internationale.

(Library of Congress Photo)

Wilbur Wright in the prone position in a damaged machine, on ground after unsuccessful trial on 14 Dec 1903 at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

(Laredog Photos)

Wright Flyer Memorial.

(Jarek Tuszynski Photo)

(National Parks Service Photo)

Wright Flyer.

Wright Glider.


(Paul Nelhams Photo)

Curtiss C-46F Commando (Serial No. 22597), painted as (Serial No. 44-78774), Reg. No. N78774).

New Bern, Lawson Creek Park.

Grumman F-11F-1 Tiger (BuNo. 141802), Blue Angel 5, C/N 119, mounted on a concrete pylon.

Hawker Siddeley AV-8A Harrier (BuNo. 158963), WH-01, C/N 712124/18, Craven Regional Airport, mounted on concrete pedestals.

New Salem

(NCDaywalker Photo)

Bell AH-1F Cobra helicopter (Serial No. 015587), Keith Moore American Legion Post 440 on Hwy NC 218.


Bell UH-1M Iroquois helicopter (Serial No. 64-13729), on display at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post

Raleigh, North Carolina Museum of History, 5 East Edenton Street, 276010-1011.

Benson B-8M Gyrocopter.

Rogallo Wing.

Wright Flyer, replica.


(fatcat161 Photo)

Bell UH-1H Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No.  66-16236), VFW Post 3006.

Southern Pines, Commemorative Air Force, Carolinas Wing, Moore County Airport.


Spencer, North Carolina Transportation Museum.


(papermanone and catlover Photo)

Bell UH-1 Iroquois helicopter (Serial No. 0-17145), VFW Post 5202.

Wilmington, Battleship USS North Carolina.

(USMC Photo)

(YoSam Photo)

(Adrian Brooks Photo)

Vought OS2U Kingfisher aboard the battleship USS North Carolina (BB-55).  his aircraft is one of the type used by the USS North Carolina during the Second World War, and crashed in 1946 on Calvert Island, British Columbia, Canada, while on a flight to Alaska.  It was restored in 1970-71 by members of Vought Quarter Century Club of Dallas, Texas.


Grumman F11F Tiger (BuNo. 138619), 3L, VT-26.  This aircraft stands in front of a Military Surplus store.

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 51-17524).  Veterans of Foreign Wars Post.

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