Terry Pappas became an US Air Force pilot in 1971 and went on to fly the legendary Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, and later flew for NASA. He has over 10,000 flying hours. Terry retired from NASA in Oct 2011 and now lives in Houston, Texas. This SR-71A, serial number 61-7975, was the aircraft flown by Terry Pappas and…Continue reading Terry Pappas’ SR-71 Blackbird
I’m currently working on something rather different from my usual material: the Extra EA-330SC, although this might eventually be modified to become the EA-330LT two-seater. I haven’t decided yet which version I prefer. What do you think: does the single-seater look better than the twin-seater Extra EA-300/330?
The beast is now officially unveiled so I am at liberty to show the profile of the 3/3 Squadron‘s Gazelle for the 2018 NATO Tiger Meet. The “Bandit Nightmare” livery was conceived by Régis Rocca in association with 3/3 Squadron “Les Félins” and the actual paintwork was made by “Harry” Bault (HB Radical Design) and…Continue reading Bandit Nightmare !
Here are a few profiles of one of my favourite aircraft: the Vought F-8 Crusader, the “last of the gunfighters”. According to some pilot reports I’ve read, the F-8 was able to defeat an F/A-18 Hornet in close combat. Obviously, it would have been totally outclassed in BVR combat against the legacy Hornet, but over…Continue reading F-8 Crusaders
It’s now beginning to look like an actual aircraft ! More coming soon !
Fixed Wing Marine Fighter (All Weather) Squadron VMF(AW)-235 deployed to Vietnam on February 1, 1966 flying the F-8E Crusader. Between February 2 and November 15, 1966 the “Death Angels” flew over 6,000 combat sorties in support of over 22 major operations. They returned to Vietnam on February 15, 1967 this time for over a year…Continue reading VMF(AW)-235 “Death Angels” Crusader
I made the Aermacchi MB-326, or in this case the Atlas Impala Mk I, as a result of a custom commission. This aircraft is Impala Mk I No 503 of the South African air force, and was operated by the Flying Training School at Langebaanweg AFB in the 1970s.
I was recently commissioned a new template for a special occasion: the retirement of an airliner pilot. 🙂 This was something of a challenge as I had little time to do the new template and this first livery. This Boeing 737-3B3 is number 24387. In July 1990 it was part of the fleet of Aéromaritime…Continue reading New template: Boeing 737
New Eagle profile. 🙂 This is F-15E-52-MC s/n 91-320 of the 48th Fighter Squadron “Panthers”, 48th Fighter Wing based in Lakenheath, UK.
These are the improved views of T-27 Tucano #312086 flown by the Brazilian air force’s “Smoke Squadron” – the Esquadrão de Demonstração Aérea team – in 2009. These views were created for MaxFlite, who made a prop glider with it. These make great colourful gifts for kids at an affordable price – something that might be…Continue reading Embraer T-27 Tucano – Smoke Squadron