Learning the Legends: Flying the P-51D Mustang “By the Book” World War 2 Pilots Notes Review

Next in this popular series is a look at perhaps the most iconic of the USAAF fighters of the second world war, the legendary P-51 Mustang.┬áThe D model is now the most prevalent and recognisable example of the type with the improved visibility of the teardrop canopy representing a design improvement from the earlier high … Continue reading Learning the Legends: Flying the P-51D Mustang “By the Book” World War 2 Pilots Notes Review

Learning the Legends – Flying the Curtiss P-40 “By the Book” – WW2 Pilots Notes Review

Continuing on from the previous post based around the P-47 operations manual and how a new pilot would have been expected to approach that type. This post adds to the Curtiss series of this site with an insight into how a new pilot would approach the P-40. It should be noted that though this post … Continue reading Learning the Legends – Flying the Curtiss P-40 “By the Book” – WW2 Pilots Notes Review

Learning the Legends – Flying the P-47 “by the book” – WW2 Pilots Notes Review

Something a little different that I wanted to include over this winter was a series of posts on some iconic warbirds featuring excerpts from the training manuals and videos of the period. The idea is to give both myself and readers and insight into what it was like to learn to fly these impressive machines … Continue reading Learning the Legends – Flying the P-47 “by the book” – WW2 Pilots Notes Review