B-25 "Axis Nightmare"
Members Phil Roundtree and Paul Redlich both fly the B-25 "Axis Nightmare", which is owned by the local Tri-State Warbird Museum. Paul is the president of the museum, and flies many of the warbirds
in its stable, including the P-51 Mustang "Cincinnati Miss" and their newest restoration, an RNZAF P-40M Kittyhawk, which won Grand Champion at Oshkosh in 2016.
Todd Winemiller flies this T-6 Texan. Todd has a small private airstrip on his farm near i69 and is very active in both the Warbirds and the local
EAA chapter 174, where he encourages future aviators as part of the EAA's
Young Eagles program. His Texan, N8994, was manufactured by North american in 1943 and served as an advanced trainer in the Royal Netherlands Air Force as B-174 until 1966. It
was sold into U.S. civilian use in 1970. It is powered by a 600 hp Pratt and Whitney engine.
Doug Auxier flies this T-28 Trojan, drag races, and otherwise keeps moving hundreds of miles an hour. This particular aircraft, N462A, entered Navy service in 1956 and served until 1978, when
it was stored at Davis Monthan AFB. Since 1982 is has been owned and operated by 3 civilian owners. It is powered by a 1440 hp Curtis Wright 1820.
1957 Twin Bonanza
Doug and Todd co-own this 1957 Twin Bonanza, N92HB, which formally served as a Swiss Air Force aircraft.
Jim Stitt flies this T-28 as part of the
Trojan Horsemen flight team. This plane, T-28 B N194RR, began service in the U.S. Navy in 1955 with VT-2 and VT-6. From 1969-1973 it was transferred to Keesler AFB to train pilots who flew
ground attack combat missions in southeast Asia. After that, it served in VT-27 until decommissioned in 1983. This aircraft has been partially restored and is painted in US Navy fleet colors
with authentic VT-2 markings. It is powered by a Wright 1820-86B 9 cylinder, 1425 hp engine.
Members Jonathan Hardwick, Pat Flaherty, Bob Burkhardt, and Laurie Clark co-own this 1947 Navion, N4045K.