Feel the thunder and hear the roar of legendary aircraft in thrilling video action.
Rare Bear on the Move
Lets set the record straight shall we! Rare Bear departed Stead Field on March 28, 2013, trekked through Arizona and New Mexico, and landed in Breckenridge, Texas on April 5, 2013. Lewis Air Legends was privileged to have Les Chapman Transport, one of the most prestigious aircraft haulers in the world, lead the Bear to Texas, where she will be enhanced by the Ezell Aviation team in hopes of taking home the big win at the 50th Annual Reno Air Race Championships this year! Please take a look at newest video to the left for a more in depth look on Rare Bear’s journey to the South. lewisairlegends.com
F-5 Cloud Dancing
Make sure and take a moment to watch our newest video posted to the Lewis Air Legends website featuring our cloud dancing CF-5D Freedom Fighter.Constructed by Canadair in Montreal, Canada on 9 December 1968, CF116-805 began its impressive service history as a tactical fighter. The F-5 is known as an all-purpose day and night fighter built for ruggedness, unimproved fields, and high sortie utilization rates.Many F-5s still remain in active service around the world today and the Lewis Air Legends Freedom Fighter is still delivering that fighter legacy and rich aviation history. So be sure to keep your head on a swivel and a solid visual look-out…you never know when our F-5 may enter the fight unobserved for another heater or 20mm gun shot… Check Six!
Lewis Air Legends had a fun and safe weekend at the 49th Annual National Championship Air Races. Our crews, pilots and planes did an outstanding job and we are very proud of their accomplishments. The Lewis Air Legends Grumman F7F-3P Tigercat, Here Kitty, Kitty!, placed 4th in the Silver Unlimited Class and our Hawker MK-11 Sea Fury, 232, placed 2nd in the Gold Unlimited Class. Alas, our famous F8F-2 Bearcat, Rare Bear had some minor problems in the last lap of the race and had to pull up, but she'll be back next year with a vengeance. We look forward to many more races to come!
Glacier Girl Anniversary
Glacier Girl Returns
‘Glacier Girl,’ the crown jewel of the Lewis Air Legends Collection, will be making a trip back to the place where she was originally restored. On November 15, the Middlesboro/Bell County Airport in Kentucky will be celebrating its 100th anniversary and ‘Glacier Girl’ will be there to help in the commemoration. Taken to this airport after her extraction from the ice, 'Glacier Girl' was restored and took her first post-restoration flight from their runway. Please stop by and visit this extraordinary piece of history!
Lewis Air Legends is gearing up for 49th Annual National Championship Air Races next week. With safety always our main concern, pilot Robert ‘Hoot’ Gibson has been taking our Hawker MK-11 Sea Fury ‘232’ through all the necessary steps and test flights before her big day in Reno. The Lewis Air Legends Sea Fury recently underwent some renovations at Fighter Rebuilders, LLC in Chino, California. Check out her page to see some air-to-air shots of the beautiful warbird in action.
Greg Hildebrandt painting "La Patrona" nose cone pinup painting.
Russian ta Get Ya - Pt. 1
Greg Hildebrandt's "Russian Ta Get Ya" nose cone pinup painting. Part 1 of 2
Russian ta Get Ya - Pt. 2
Greg Hildebrandt's "Russian Ta Get Ya" nose cone pinup painting. Part 2 of 2