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I thought it would be interesting to share here some complete/full lists (at least hoping so) tallying the number of currently active or "ready-to-fly-when-desired" examples of various/particular warbird types and where they are located around the world - the hope is to be as accurate and comprehensive as possible for any given warbird type. My stipulations for these lists are to only include examples which are known to have flown within the past 5 years, and could, at the present time, be taken out and flown. These lists only cover certain types, and does not attempt to cover many others - especially those like the AT-6, Stearman, and DC-3/C-47 populations. Feel free to post any corrections you may see fit and/or lists of flying examples of other types. Also, I figured it probably wouldn't be worth listing all that many of the warbird types in which we all know only one or two are flying, but I have added a few.


There are about 158 P-51 Mustangs currently flying in the world:
Australia: 4 (A68-105, A68-199, Eclat, The Flying Undertaker)
Canada: 1 (44-73463)
Czech Republic: 1 (Excalibur)
France: 2 (Moonbeam McSwine, Nooky Booky IV)
Germany: 6 (44-72811, A68-100, Dream Girl, Little-ite, Louisiana Kid, See Me Later)
Italy: 1 (Marinell)
Mexico: 1 (Shangri-La (Mex))
New Zealand: 2 (44-74829, Dove of Peace)
Netherlands: 2 (D*mn Yankee, Trusty Rusty)
South Africa: 2 (Mustang Sally, Queen of Hearts)
Sweden: 1 (It's About Time)
United Kingdom: 3 (Ferocious Frankie **recently sold**, Shark Mouth, Tall in the Saddle)
United States: 131 (42-83731, 43-6006, 44-13257, 44-63865, 44-73420, 44-74483, 44-74602, 44-74878, 44-84864, 45-11558, 44-12840, 44-64314, 44-64415, A68-39, Ain't Missbehavin, Alabama Rammer Jammer, American Beauty, Angels Playmate, Baby Carmen, Bald Eagle, Barbara Jean, Blondie, Blood Brother, Boise Bee, Boo Man Choo, Boomer, Bum Steer, Bunny, Buzzin Cuzzin, Charlotte's Chariot II, Cincinnati Miss, Cottonmouth, Crazy Horse, Crazy Horse 2, Cripes A' Mighty (IV), Cripes A' Mighty 3rd, Crusader, Daddy's Girl, Dakota Kid, Diamondback, Dolly, Double Trouble Two (x2), E Pluribus Unum, February, Fragile but Agile, Frances Dell, Frenesi, Gentleman Jim, Geraldine, Glamourous Glen III, Goldfinger, Grim Reaper, Gunfighter, Happy Jack's Go Buggy, Hell-er Bust, Ho Hun, Hurry Home Honey, Impatient Virgin, Ina the Macon Belle, Kimberly Kaye, Kwitcherbitchen, Lady Alice, Lady B, Lady Jo, La Pistolera, Little Horse, Little Witch, Live Bait, Lope's Hope 3rd Lou IV, Mad Max, Man O War, Merlin's Magic, Millie G, Miracle Maker, Miss America, Miss Kandy, Miss Marilyn II, Miss Van Nuys, Mormon Mustang, Mrs. Virginia, My Sweet Mary Lou, NACA 127, Never Miss, Obsession, Old Crow (x2), Old Red Nose, Ole' Yeller, Pecos Bill, Petie 2nd (x2), Petie 3rd, Primo Branco, Princess Elizabeth, Quicksilver, Red Dog, Red Dog XII, Rosalie, Scat VI, Scat VII, Section Eight, Shangri-La (US), Short-Fuse-Salle, Sierra Sue II, Sizzlin' Liz (x2), Six Shooter, Slender Tender & Tall, Speedball Alice, Stang/Dazzling Donna, Stang Evil, Straw Boss 2, Strega, Swamp Fox, Sweet and Lovely, Sweet Revenge, Sweetie Face, The Brat III, The Rebel, This Is It, Toulouse Nuts, Tuskegee Airmen, Twilight Tear, Upupa Epops, Val Halla, Voodoo, Was That Too Fast, Weaver's Nude, Wee Willy II, Worry Bird)

-----Purposely Not Included: Snifter, Betty Jane, Berlin Express, Miss Helen & Miss Velma which are all currently out of service for deep maintenance or structural/sheet metal repairs, as well as Archie, A68-107 and a few others are not listed as, contrary to some resources/registries, they seemingly haven't been flown within the past 5 years. Also, 44-74012 is not included, which part of the Jim Smith collection, I don't believe is flying anymore. The previously flying "Sarah Jean" is not included as that aircraft is currently undergoing restoration at Midwest Aero for a British owner. **I have Frenesi listed under US-based, but it has remained in the care of The Fighter Collection at Duxford, UK since this summer (along with Berlin Express), with no word on if/when it may be shipped back to the US - with the owner having other warbirds based in both the UK and the US, and with 6 other Mustangs already based/operating in the US, I wouldn't be surprised if it became a UK-resident while remaining owned by the current owner**


There are about 58-59 Spitfires flying in the world:
Australia: 2 (MV239, TB863)
Canada: 2 (SL721, TE294)
Germany: 2 (MV154, TP280)
Israel: 1 (TE554)(?)
Netherlands: 1 (MK732)
New Zealand: 3 (MH367, PV270, NH799)
Sweden: 1 (RW386)
United Kingdom: 33 (AB910, AR213, BM597, EE602, EP120, EP122, MH434, MJ627, MK356, ML407, MT818, MV293, N3200, NH341, P7350, PL965, PM631, PP972, PS853, PS915, PT462, PV202, RR232, RW382, SM520, SM845, SX336, TA805, TD248, TD314, TE184, TE311, X4650)
United States: 14 (AR614, BL628, BR601, JG891, MJ730, MK959, ML417, NH749, P9374, PL344, RN201, SL633, SM832, SM969)

-----Purposely Not included: Seafires PR503 and VP441 - I don't believe PR503 has been flown since 2010/2011, and the Jim Smith collection for which VP441 belongs to is no longer flying. AR501 and a few others will be able to be added very soon.


There are at least 43 Yak-3/9/11 & LET C-11 type aircraft flying in the world (although extensively covered here, I know I'm sure to be missing some):
Australia: 1 (VH-YOV)
Czech Republic: 2 (OK-JZE, OK-KIO)
Finland: 1 (G-YCII **need new registration confirmed**)
France: 7 (F-AZJB, F-AZNN, F-AZLY, F-AZXZ, F-AZYA, F-AZYF, F-AZZK)
Germany: 7 (D-FAFA, D-FIST, D-FJII, D-FMAX, D-FYAC, D-FYAK, D-FYGJ)
New Zealand: 2 (ZK-VVS, ZK-YYY)
Russia: 1 (RA-3482K)
Switzerland: 1 (HB-RYA)
United Kingdom: 7 (G-BTUB, G-BTZE, G-BZMY, G-CDBJ, G-CGXG, G-OLEG, G-OYAK)
United States: 14 (N130AM, N42YK, N529SB, N43UP, N854DP, N4425S, N1157H, N6373Y, N5943, N7YK, N25YK, N2124X, N261MS, N18AW)

-----Purposely Not Included: VH-YIX, which last I've seen is still undergoing repairs to fly again.


There are about 38 Avengers flying in the world:
Australia: 1 (VH-MML)
France: 1 (F-AZJA)
New Zealand: 1 (ZK-TBE)
Switzerland: 1 (HB-RD)
United States: 35 (N93818, N9584Z, N5264V, N420GP, N81865, N7226C, N683G, N3967A, N28SF, N6VC, N85650, N73642, N108Q, N109K, N40402, N337VT, N7835C, N9586Z, N9548Z, N4171A, N9590Z, N5260V, N3969A, N145WB, N293E, N436GM, N4169A, N6447C, N325GT, N33BM, N86280, N4170A, N7030C, N9584Z)

-----Purposely Not Included: N53503, which I believe is still undergoing repairs to fly again.


There are 37 B-25 Mitchells flying in the world:
Austria: 1 (Red Bull)
Canada: 1 (Hot Gen)
Netherlands: 1 (Sarinah)
United States: 34 (Axis Nightmare, Barbie III, Betty's Dream, Briefing Time, Buster, Champaign Gal, Devil Dog, Executive Sweet, Georgie's Gal, God and Country, Grumpy, Gruadian of Freedom, Heavenly Body, In the Mood, Killer B, Lady Luck, Maid in the Shade, Miss Hap, Miss Mitchell, Old Glory, Pacific Princess, Panchito, Paper Doll, Photo Fanny, Russian To Get Ya, Semper Fi, Show Me, Special Delivery, Super Rabbit, Take-Off Time, Tondelayo, Wild Cargo, Yankee Warrior, Yellow Rose)


There are 35 P-40's flying in the world:
Australia: 4 (41-25109, 42-14112, 42-104687, 42-104986)
Canada: 1 (42-104827)
France: 1 (42-105915)
New Zealand: 2 (41-25158, 42-104730)
United Kingdom: 2 (41-13357, 41-19841)
United States: 25 (41-13297, 41-13390, AK295, AK753, AK905, AK933, AK940, 41-5709, 41-35918, 42-9733, 42-10083, 42-10256, 43-5508, 43-5795, 43-5802 **recently registered in US**, 43-5813, 42-104977, 42-105120, 42-105192, 42-105306, 42-105861, 42-105867, 42-106396, 44-7369, 44-47923)

-----Purposely Not included: AK752, of the Jim Smith collection, which is no longer flying


There are 28 Corsairs flying in the world:
Austria: 1 (OE-EAS)
Canada: 1 (C-GVMC)
Germany: 1 (D-FCOR)
New Zealand: 1 (ZK-COR)
United Kingdom: 1 (G-FGID)
United States: 23 (N83782, N700G, N773RD, N11Y, N83JC, N46RL, N72NW, N29VF, N43FG, N209TW, N451FG, N9964Z, N4TF, N240CF, N72378, N713JT, N45NL, N43RW, N179PT, N494M, N1337A, N965CV, N5588N)

-----Purposely Not included: N65WF, of the Jim Smith collection which is no longer flying, VH-III which has been down for repairs, and N4901W which seems to not have flown since about 2009.


There are about 17 Skyraiders flying in the world:
France: 3 (F-AZDP, F-AZFN, F-AZHK)
United Kingdom: 1 (G-RADR) **possibly currently down for servicing**
United States: 13 (N39606, N2AD, N65164, N959AD, N665TC, N23827, N409Z, N39147, N91945, N62466, N965AD, N188RH, N4277N)


There are about 17 Sea Furies flying in the world:
Czech Republic: 2 (N1954H, N62143)
France: 2 (F-AZXJ, F-AZXL)
United Kingdom: 2 (G-CBEL, G-RNHF)
United States: 11 (N71GB, N20SF, N19SF, N15S, N24SF, N85SF, N39SF, N924G, N260X, N97SF, N233MB)


There are 15 Hurricanes flying in the world:
Australia: 1 (5481)
Canada: 1 (KZ321)
France: 1 (DR393)
Germany: 1 (5487)
United Kingdom: 9 (8020, BE505, LF363, P2902, P3700, P3717, PZ865, R4118, Z7015)
United States: 2 (5429, 5667)


There are 15 Wildcats flying in the world:
United Kingdom: 1 (G-RUMW)
United States: 14 (N12260, N86572, N11FE, N551TC, N5HP, N222FM, N6290C, N909WJ, N774FM, N58918, N18P, N29FG, N315E, N5833)


There are about 15 PBY Catalinas flying in the world:
Australia: 1 (VH-PBZ)
Canada: 4 (C-FNJE, C-FPQL, C-FPQM, C-FUAW)
France: 1 (N9767)
Netherlands: 1 (PH-PBY) **received a bit of damage last month, but hopefully should be flying again soon**
New Zealand: 1 (ZK-PBY)
United Kingdom: 1 (G-PBYA)
United States: 6 (N206M, N222FT, N4NC, N9521C, N427CV, N2172N)


There are about 13 A-26 Invaders flying in the world:
Canada: 1 (C-GWLT)
Sweden: 1 (N167B)
United States: 11 (N240P, N4988N, N126HK, N26PJ, N7079G, N7705C, N99420, N3222T, N9682C, N26BP, N4818E)

-----Purposely Not Included: N34538 and N4959K, which I don't believe have been flown recently nor are set to fly anytime soon.


There are as many as 13 Lockheed PV-1/PV-2/Lodestar/Model 18/Hudson type aircraft flying in the world:
Australia: 1 (Hudson VH-KOY)
United States: 12 (Howard 250 Tri-Gear N177L, Lodestar N1940S, Howard 250 N250JR, Lodestar N41CW, Howard 500 N500HP, Howard 500 N500LN, Lodestar N60JT, Lodestar N631LS, PV-2 N6657D, PV-2 N7265C, PV-2 N7670C, PV-2 N83L)

-----Purposely Not Included: N6655D, of the Lone Star Flight Museum, which I haven't seen/heard evidence of flying recently or within the past 5 years.


There are about 11 F-86 Sabres flying in the world:
Australia: 1 (VH-SBR)
Canada: 1 (C-GSBR)
United States: 9 (N188RL, N48178, N186PJ, N1FT, N50CJ, N80FS, N186AM, N86FR, N860AG)

-----Purposely Not Included: I'm not sure how recently N38453 or N86F have been flown or if the current intention is to fly. N87FS/"Minute Men", which I don't know if it has yet flown since its overhaul/restoration. VH-IPN, which is currently voluntarily not flown.


There are 11 P-47 Thunderbolts flying in the world:
United States: (Balls Out, Dottie Mae, Hairless Joe, Hun Hunter XVI, N3395G, N47DF, No Guts No Glory, Snafu, Tallahassee Lassie, Tarheel Hal, Wicked Wabbit)


There are 11 Bearcats flying in the world:
United Kingdom: 1 (G-RUMM)
United States: 10 (N9G, N58204, N2209, N68RW, N14WB, N1DF, N747NF, N7825C, N8TF, N800H)

-----"Rare Bear"/N777L is not included, as it is no longer intended to be flown.


There are 10 B-17's flying in the world:
United Kingdom: 1 (Sally B)
United States: 9 (Aluminum Overcast, Fuddy Duddy, Madras Maiden, Movie Memphis Belle, Nine O Nine, Sentimental Journey, Texas Raiders, Thunderbird, Yankee Lady)


There are 9 P-38 Lightnings flying in the world:
Austria: 1 (Red Bull)
United States: 8 (23 Skidoo, Glacier Girl, Honey Bunny, N505MH, Scat III, Tangerine, Thoughts of Midnite, White 33)

-----I'm aware "Honey Bunny" hasn't exactly been active in the past 4 years, but I figured to include it anyway.


There are 8 Junkers JU-52 types flying in the world:
France: 1 (F-AZJU)
Germany: 1 (D-CDLH)
South Africa: 1 (ZS-AFA)
Switzerland: 4 (HB-HOP, HB-HOS, HB-HOT, HB-HOY)
United States: 1 (N352JU)


There are 7 Tigercats flying in the world:
United States: (Bad Kitty, Here Kitty Kitty, La Patrona, N379AK, N7195C, N7629C, N909TC)


There are 7 Fw-190's (1 original and 6 Flug Werk replicas) flying in the world:
Australia: 1 (VH-WLF)
Germany: 1 (D-FWMV)
Sweden: 1 (D-FWSE)
United States: 4 (N19027 **only original**, N190BR, N190DK, N190RF)

-----Purposely Not Included: The Flug Werk examples ZK-RFR, N447FW and WkNr.990013/(former F-AZZJ) currently undergoing repairs/restoration to fly again, as well as D-FWJS, which was reported sold some months ago and I'm not sure of its current status/location.


There are 6 Bell Cobra fighters flying in the world:
United States: (P-39's N139RL, N6968 and P-63's N163BP, N163FS, N191H, N6763)


There are about 6 Bf-109's/Buchons flying in the world:
Germany: 1 (D-FMGZ)
United Kingdom: 2 (G-AWHK, G-CIPB **flown this year, but still sorting some items**)
United States: 3 (N342FH, N109GY, N90602)

-----Purposely Not Included: All three of the EADS/Airbus Bf-109's are currently down for repairs/overhaul work. The Hangar10 Bf-109G-6, although completed/ready to fly, has not/is not being flown. Hangar10 more recently obtained the Buchon G-AWHE, and I am unaware of its current status, though it was rumored to be heading to MeierMotors for conversion to DB605. The Bf-109E WkNr.1983, based in Germany (registration unknown by me) has been completed to fly and taxi-tested, but I am unware if it has yet flown or not. The Air Leasing two-seat Buchon G-AWHC may be added within days/weeks perhaps.


There are 5 SBD Dauntlesses flying in the world:
United States: (N34N, N5254L **actually an A-24 Banshee**, N670AM, N82GA, N93RW)


There are 5 A6M Zeroes flying in the world:
Japan: 1 (N553TT)
United States: 4 (N3852, N46770, N712Z, N8280K)


There are 5 Hawker Biplanes flying in the world:
United Kingdom: (Demon G-BTVE, Fury Mk.I G-CBZP, Hind G-AENP, Nimrod Mk.I G-BWWK, Nimrod Mk.II G-BURZ)


There are 4 J2F Ducks flying in the world:
United States: (N1214N, N3960C, N5SF, N63850)

-----Purposely Not Included: N8563F is reportedly in storage and its registration has expired.


There are 3 Hellcats flying in the world:
United States: (N1078Z, N30FG, N79863)

-----Purposely Not Included: N4998V, recently sold to the Erickson Aircraft Collection from the Lone Star Flight Museum, had to be trucked rather than flown to Oregon - hopefully will be actively flown again in the near future. N467RL is currently undergoing extensive restoration at Ezell Aviation.


There are 3 CAC Boomerangs (including 1 all-metal look-alike) flying in the world:
Australia: 2 (VH-MHR, VH-XBL)
Belgium: 1 (N32CS)


There are 3 Avro Ansons flying in the world:
New Zealand: 1 (ZK-RRA)
United Kingdom: 2 (G-AHKX, G-VROE)


There are 3 Me-262's (reproductions) flying in the world:
Germany: 1 (D-IMTT)
United States: 2 (N262AZ, N262MF)


There are 2 F3F type aircraft flying in the world:
United States: (N20FG, N20RW)

-----Purposely Not Included: G-32A N100TF, which has been on static display at the Planes of Fame Valle, Arizona location for many years now.


There are 2 Lysanders flying in the world:
Canada: 1 (C-FVZZ)
United Kingdom: 1 (G-AZWT)

-----Purposely Not Included: C-GCWL, which has been down for repairs since the summer of 2016.


There are 2 Mosquitoes flying in the world:
United States: (KA114, TV959)

-----Purposely Not Included: VR796, which has not flown since 2015 and there is no current indication of it flying again in the near future.


There are 2 Mig-3's flying in the world:
Russia: (RA-1563G, RA-2224G)

-----Purposely Not Included: N107FB, which has not flown since arriving in the US several years ago.


There are 2 Ilyushin IL-2's flying in the world:
Russia: 1 (RA-2783G)
United States: 1 (N112VW)


There are 2 Lancasters flying in the world:
Canada: 1 (FM213)
United Kingdom: 1 (PA474)


There are 2 B-29's flying in the world:
United States: (Doc, FIFI)


There are 2 B-24's flying in the world:
United States: (Diamond Lil **undergoing engine changes and maintenance this year**, Witchcraft)


There are 2 Gloster Gladiators flying in the world:
United Kingdom: (G-AMRK, G-GLAD **currently receiving engine work**)


There are 2 P-36/Hawk 75 type aircraft flying in the world:
United Kingdom: (G-CIXJ, G-CCVH)


Examples of only 1 of the type flying in the world:
Ki-43 Oscar - United States: (N43JE **reproduction**)
P-26 Peashooter - United States: (N3378G) **does not include the reproduction owned by Jerry Yagen, which is not flown**
P-35/AT-12 - United States: (N55539)
Helldiver - United States: (N92879)
Blenheim/Bolingbroke - United Kingdom: (G-BPIV)
A-20 Havoc - United States: (N747HS)
PB4Y Privateer - United States: (N2871G)


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Excellent work John!
I believe CAC Sabre VH-PCM is still voluntarily not flown as no certified ejection seat is available (and hasn't been since 2015 or so). I don't now what in the way of ground runs etc occur.


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John,

AD-4W N4277N does fly often around the Erickson home base of Madras. I flew it about 5 hours in the last few months, It is also in the 2018 Ghost calendar. We just have not taken it to any shows, because there has not been a request for it.

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Thank you very much Jim, and I'm glad to hear that it has been flying (I'm a big Skyraider fan - one of my grandmothers worked on building the tail units for them). I will happily edit the info. Also, thank you Errol for the information pertaining to the current status of VH-PCM/VH-IPN.


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Outstanding work, John! I'm always impressed by your level of knowledge on warbirds. I swear, you should start a website, or write a book, with your vast knowledge!

I would love to see this thread as a "sticky" or on a website permanently, updated as needed to keep current. Think of how easy it would be when somebody asks a question on survivors' that we could just reference this.


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As long as the information is or is at least mostly accurate (always crossing my fingers), it is rather nice to be able to quickly reference. I have yet to try or begin, but it would also be really nice to have a complete/comprehensive list of all of the Lockheed PV-2's/Harpoon types flying today, as well as all of the BT-13/15's flying today (I think there are probably quite a bit more than most realize).


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JohnTerrell wrote:
As long as the information is or is at least mostly accurate (always crossing my fingers), it is rather nice to be able to quickly reference. I have yet to try or begin, but it would also be really nice to have a complete/comprehensive list of all of the Lockheed PV-2's/Harpoon types flying today, as well as all of the BT-13/15's flying today (I think there are probably quite a bit more than most realize).


As you know, the best place to start for "airworthy" types is the FAA Registry here:

http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry ... quiry.aspx

But, two problems with using it:

1) The database is hard to use and not "search friendly". For example, for an Avenger, do you use Grumman, Eastern Motors, TBF, TBM, etc.? Some will pop up and some won't. I think it depends on what the owner registers the aircraft as.

2) Just because an aircraft has an "N number", doesn't necessarily mean it is currently airworthy. Some aircraft sit on N numbers for years without flying, while some last flew 30 to 40 years ago.


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2) Just because an aircraft has an "N number", doesn't necessarily mean it is currently airworthy. Some aircraft sit on N numbers for years without flying, while some last flew 30 to 40 years ago.


Very true - although it can be quite time-consuming, if I'm not sure on or familiar with an aircraft, I always will do a combination of searching Google Images, Flickr, and Airliners.net and/or Airport-Data to see if I can find any photos of the aircraft flying or out and about, taken within the past few years. In this day in age, it is typically a big red flag when no pictures show up at all of said aircraft, or you can only find very dated photos of the particular aircraft. I had a list somewhere at one time which showed I think up to 30 or so P-51 Mustangs listed with the FAA that are only projects or parts/paperwork at this time.

With regard to researching flying Avengers, it isn't too hard since all of the flying examples worldwide are all TBM variants, but with say the A-26, if you're searching the FAA registry, you have to make sure to include A-26 and (Douglas) B-26 in your search to cover them all. Furthermore, there are quite a few warbirds that are registered in the US with the FAA that are actually based in other countries, like Sweden, the Czech Republic, etc., and there is a Mustang that I believe is still based in Oklahoma that operates on the Canadian civil register.


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JohnTerrell wrote:
OD/NG wrote:
2) Just because an aircraft has an "N number", doesn't necessarily mean it is currently airworthy. Some aircraft sit on N numbers for years without flying, while some last flew 30 to 40 years ago.


Very true - although it can be quite time-consuming, if I'm not sure on or familiar with an aircraft, I always will do a combination of searching Google Images, Flickr, and Airliners.net and/or Airport-Data to see if I can find any photos of the aircraft flying or out and about, taken within the past few years. In this day in age, it is typically a big red flag when no pictures show up at all of said aircraft, or you can only find very dated photos of the particular aircraft. I had a list somewhere at one time which showed I think up to 30 or so P-51 Mustangs listed with the FAA that are only projects or parts/paperwork at this time.

With regard to researching flying Avengers, it isn't too hard since all of the flying examples worldwide are all TBM variants, but with say the A-26, if you're searching the FAA registry, you have to make sure to include A-26 and (Douglas) B-26 in your search to cover them all. Furthermore, there are quite a few warbirds that are registered in the US with the FAA that are actually based in other countries, like Sweden, the Czech Republic, etc., and there is a Mustang that I believe is still based in Oklahoma that operates on the Canadian civil register.

Yes, all of it is extremely time-consuming. That sounds like a great methodology on how to compile your lists. At least now days we have the internet to use. When I was a kid growing up, I used to compile such lists, but the only thing I had to use were library books, and various warbird magazines such as Air Classics, Warbirds Int'l, etc. Even though we have the info at our fingertips now, it still must be "vetted" as you allude to above. Thanks again for all of the time you put into this. It's something I've wanted to do for myself for a while now, but I've just never had the time.

If you get bored, it would be cool to see more Axis types there as well. You already have the 109, 190, and Zero. It would be interesting to see the other types, such as Ju-52's, Jungmanns, Jungmeisters, Storchs, etc, Italian ones such as the G-59, and the replica types - Me 262, Oscar, etc. It's probably outside of the scope of what you want to do, but I would sure appreciate it!

Thanks for all your hard work on compiling these lists, J.T.! It IS appreciated! :drink3:


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Hello John, great work and thanks for putting the lists available to us.
For your records, P-40M 43-5802 has been registered on 30 June 2017 as a P-40N with the FAA.
More details are available here: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry ... bertxt=40P


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That Sabre list is seriously optimistic. "Capable of flying" might be more appropriate. My estimate would be 4.


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Re Canso A/Catalina N9767, unless there has been a very recent change (and it has been up for sale) then I think it is based at Melun-Villaroche in France, not Switzerland?

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quemerford wrote:
That Sabre list is seriously optimistic. "Capable of flying" might be more appropriate. My estimate would be 4.


I try really hard not to make things up - no estimating here...

1- VH-SBR, owned by Jeff Trappett, has been flown/flying within the past year.
2- N188RL, of the Warbird Heritage Foundation, has been flown/flying within the past year.
3- N48178, the F-86A belonging to John Swartz, has been flown/flying within the past year.
4- N186PJ, owned by Rod Lewis, has been completed/flying/flown within the past year.
5- N1FT, owned by Comanche Fighters/Dan Friedkin, has been flown/flying within the past year.
6- N860AG, owned by Comanche Fighters/Dan Friedkin, has been flown/flying within the past year.
7- N86FR, owned by Doug Mathews, has been flown/flying within the past year.
8- N50CJ, owned by Paul Keppler, has been flown/flying within the past year.
9- N186AM, owned by the Planes of Fame Air Musuem, has been flown/flying within the past year.
10- N80FS, owned by Richard Sudgen, I know has at least been flown within the past five years and should be capable of flying when desired.
11- C-GSBR, owned by Vintage Wings of Canada, has been flown within the past two years (currently for sale).

And that doesn't include N38453, N86F, or N87FS, any of which may have been flown within the past five years and could currently be ready to fly if desired, that I just don't know about/haven't seen evidence of. Sabre VH-IPN was taken off the list as well, after it was indicated to me that since 2015 it is intentionally not to be flown, unless the situation per the ejection seat fitted to the aircraft changes.

(My most optimistic list is probably the one for the P-38's, for the inclusion of "Honey Bunny", which I don't think has flown since 2013, and N505MH, which made a one-way flight from McMinnville to Chino earlier this year.)

I made a few more further edits, thank you Ben and David, and a few more additions (missed/overlooked a Sea Fury, and added the flying reproduction Me-262's and Oscar).


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