Modern Warbirds Now Operating in the European Theater

Having been away from the major mind-boggling international aviation events for months on end, I succumbed to pondering that which compels collectors of vintage aircraft to the genre of warbirds. In deliberation, I reflected on the warbird replicas and remakes I stumbled on in 2017 and 2015 at AERO Friedrichshafen asking, “Where have all the ‘modern warbirds’ gone?'”

It was 18 months ago I last visited AERO, held in Friedrichshafen on Lake Constance in southern Germany. There in the Old World, I was enlightened to see a fascination for vintage aircraft similar to that which Americans embrace in the New World. Observing up close many European takes on the warbird I recognized an obsession with avian combat veterans and their impersonations. “In today’s world of adrenaline obsessed and digitally engrossed aviators does fascination still persist in the warbird tales of the past?”

The Power of a Cover Photo

Bearhawk Aircraft, Trade-A-Plane Cover Photo
Bearhawk Aircraft on the cover of Trade-A-Plane. The power of a cover photo is equal to the power of love between product and consumer. On the Second September 2018 issue of Trade-A-Plane, the go-to publication for aircraft and supplies, is a Bearhawk Patrol. Designed by Bob Barrows the Bearhawk Patrol is a kit-built aircraft used for recreational flying and hauling. This example, built by Wayne Giles, performs exceptionally well in the backcountry environs of South Africa. Bearhawk aircraft are available in three models, are built to perform and can be seen flying worldwide. For more information visit