Recent News


EAA publishes an article
covering the WHF Corsair
Restoration Project!
3/24/2017    NEW! 
An article covering the WHF Corsair restoration project has been published on the EAA Historical and Inspirational website! The article, written by Megan Esau, and dated March 16, 2017, discusses how the Corsair was modified as a Reno air racer in the 1970's, and the complexity and amount of effort required to restore the aircraft back to it's original condition. To view the article, click here.

WHF Airshow Schedule
for 2017 Now Available!
3/10/2017    NEW! 
Click here to view the WHF 2017 airshow schedule. There will be updates throughout the airshow season, so remember to check back periodically for the latest information.

WHF Hangar Newsletter
V8 N1 - Now Available!
2/27/2017    NEW! 
Find out the latest WHF news and future plans, including some exciting announcements!    Click here to access the newsletter archive.

Follow along with FG-1D
Corsair Restoration!
2/20/2017    UPDATED! 
This is just a reminder that we post periodic updates of our Corsair restoration activities on our website. We have recently updated this section to include pictures of the aft fuselage being joined to the cockpit section!
To go directly to the FG-1D Corsair Restoration section, click here.

Patrick Lutker is now
an IA!
WHF Aircraft Technician Patrick Lutker, already an experienced Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic, has earned his IA Certification.    Congratulations Patrick, from all of us at WHF!

P-51 Mustang CockpitCam
Videos featuring the WHF
P-51D Baby Duck!
9/13/2016 has created two great CockpitCam videos of the Warbird Heritage Foundation P-51D Mustang "Baby Duck"! The videos are from Vlado Lenoch's solo performance and USAF Heritage Flight at the 2016 Cleveland National Airshow. To watch these videos, click here.

F-16 Aerobatic Video
includes Foundation
P-51 Baby Duck!
8/11/2016 has created an exceptional video of the United States Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon demonstration team, known as "Viper East", performing at AirVenture Oshkosh 2016. Pilot Craig "Rocket" Baker performs a full aerobatic demonstration of the F-16 before joining in formation with a P-51 Mustang for the USAF Heritage Flight. The P-51D Mustang is the Warbird Heritage Foundation "Baby Duck", flown by Vlado Lenoch!
To watch the video, click here.

Foundation Congratulates
new Skyraider Pilots!
Director of Operations Herwig Schmidts and Fred Bower received their Skyraider type ratings today. Congratulations from all of us here at the Foundation!

Foundation T-2 Buckeye
flies again!
The Foundation T-2 Buckeye returned to our hangar on January 27th, after an extended maintenance outage going back to last June.

Foundation P-51 featured
in ICAS video "Come Alive"
The Foundation P-51D Baby Duck is featured near the beginning of an excellent Intenational Council of Airshows video "Come Alive" that was posted to Facebook in December of 2015. To watch the video, click here.

Foundation welcomes
new Aircraft Technician:
Patrick Lutker
The Warbird Heritage Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of Patrick Lutker to our staff as an Aircraft Technician. Patrick comes to us from the corporate aviation community and is a certified Airframe & Powerplant mechanic. We would like to welcome Patrick to the Foundation and look forward to working with him in the future.

Volunteers provide a/c
maintenance assistance
The Warbird Heritage Foundation would like to acknowledge Paul Batzel, John Engel, and Pat Marsh for their recent and ongoing volunteer work, providing some valuable assistance with our warbird maintenance backlog. Paul, John, and Pat have been putting their 20+ years of airline maintenance experience to good use, working on our warbirds. We thank you for your efforts.

Mike Fair to leave WHF
Our Aircraft Technician Mike Fair has notified us that he will be leaving the Foundation in August. Please join us in saying Thank You and wishing Mike and his family well in their new endeavor. We will miss you Mike.

WHF Hangar Newsletter
V7 N1 - Now Available
Find out the latest WHF news and future plans. Click here to access the newsletter archive.

WHF announces a new
aircraft acquisition!
A T-33A Shooting Star!!
1/9/2015     MAJOR NEWS!
Here at the WHF we are starting the New Year off with a BANG by adding yet another jet aircraft to our collection! We are very pleased to announce that Vlado Lenoch has graciously chosen to donate his Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star to the Warbird Heritage Foundation!   Click here for more information on the aircraft.

Welcome to the Warbird Heritage Foundation website! This site is designed to showcase all of the historic aircraft in our collection. We will keep you posted regarding the various exhibits and airshows at which these aircraft will be displayed and demonstrated. To subscribe to "The WHF Hangar" newsletter, and keep up with the latest news and events at WHF, visit our 'Newsletter' page.

For an overview of the Warbird Heritage Foundation, view the introductory video below. For additional information, including our mission, our staff, and how to contact us, visit the 'About WHF' page. Please remember to sign our 'Guestbook' and include any comments and suggestions that you might have.

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This video presents an introduction to our organization, and an overview of our aircraft collection.

For more information,
please contact us.

Featured Photograph

The Foundation AD-1 Skyraider "BAD NEWS", along with the Skyraider "NAKED FANNY", and the Foundation A-4B Skyhawk,
on September 7, 2013, parked on the ramp prior to the 2013 Waukegan Air Show.

For more pictures and information on the WHF AD-1 Skyraider or the WHF A-4B Skyhawk,
click on the corresponding button below.

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