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Aircraft information General and Specific

Douglas A-26 Invader page- Martin has put together a nice site about the Douglas A-26 Invader.
Official A-1 Skyraider Association website- For all things related to the A-1 Skyraider.
Warbird Alley- Great site for many WWII and post war aircraft.
Web-birds- If you are looking for information and pictures from specific WWII Fighter or bomber groups, this is a great site.
WW2 A place to discuss WWII aircraft and aviation.

Aircraft Preservation and Restoration, Museums

Commemorative Air Force Headquarters- Based in Midland, Texas, the CAF is dedicated to preserving vintage military aircraft in flyable condition.
CAF Southern California Wing- Based in Camarillo, where I volunteer.
Estrella Warbird Museum- A cool aviation museum in Paso Robles California. They have a friendly group of volunteers.
Planes of Fame- Based in Chino, they house a large collection of flyable aircraft from many eras.

Airshow Performers and schedules

American Barnstormers- Walt Pierce and his wingwalking team, "Double Trouble", featuring Jenny Forsythe and Nicole Rodriguez.
The American Wingwalking Alliance- Three wingwalking teams are involved in this alliance. I have been fortunate enough to photograph 2 of the wingwalkers from this alliance.
Bill Cornick Air Shows- Bill is an amazing aerobatic performer and instructor. He's also one heck of a nice guy. He's 70+ years old, but you'd never know it.
Dan Buchanan Flying Colors Airshows- Dan does a great act in a hang glider with pyrotechnics. He is an inspiration to everyone.
Collings Foundation The foundation tours every year with several historic aircraft, including a B-17, B-24 and B-25. Info on their airplanes and the schedule is on their site.
EAA B-17 "Aluminum Overcast" The EAA also tours every year with a B-17. Info on their airplane and the schedule is on their site.
Rob Harrison Airshows- Rob Harrison in his Zlin-50 "Tumbling Bear" have been thrilliing audiences for years.
The Silver Wings- The wingwalking team of Margi Stivers and Hartley Folstad.
The Southern California Airshow Page This is a great resource page for what's going on in the airshow world locally.
Spencer Suderman- Aerobatic performer flying a Pitts S2B.

Aviation and pilot resources

AOPA- Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, great resources and information.
AVweb- The Internet's Aviation Magazine & News Service.
Camarillo Airport- An interesting little airport that is growing.
Flight Tracker - Airline flight tracking in real time, airport information, weather and tracking airline flight patterns for aviation professionals and home users.
Flight Training- Comprehensive index of flight training schools and flight instructors with profile and photos, videos of flight and ground instruction.
Van Nuys Airport- The busiest non-commercial airport in the world.

Aviation Art

PowerArt- Lyle Brown's great site of art based on aviation, racing and other subjects. His artwork is beautiful!
Prints by Clave- Clave does some great aircraft profiles and sells prints for a reasonable price.
Wade Meyers Studios- Wade is a great painter of aviation subjects. His work is superb.

Aviation related fun stuff

Air Combat Techniques- We at Fighter Combat, exclusively employ real military fighter pilots who will teach you to become a "Top Gun fighter pilot"! So, hurry join today at and fly a real world-class aircraft!
Airplane Jigsaw Puzzles- Free aviation jigsaw puzzles for your computer. The CAF C-46 puzzle picture my photo. My T-6 photo has also been added to the site.

Military and Veteran links

 American Legion- Chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, mutual-help, war-time veterans organization.
Amvets- Another great veterans service organization, open to all US veterans.
Cold War Veterans Association- For us veterans that are not eligible for the American Legion.
USO- Friend to the military members since before WWII.
Veterans of Foreign Wars- A service organization for those who served in wartime.

Photography links

Canon- The website for Canon worldwide. They make great cameras.
Fence Check
THE site for aviation photographers
Nikon- The website for the makers of fine cameras, like my D50 and D80.

Fellow aviation photographers

MilairPix, photos by Roger Whitcomb
MilairPix, photos by Roger Whitcomb
The Goleta Air and Space Museum Brian Lockett has run this virtual museum for a number of years. He has a great bunch of pictures.

Mick Balter - MBAviation-Images


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