Welcome to Warbird Warriors Foundation
The Warbird Warriors Foundation was formed by a group of warbird owners who realize that these aircraft should not just be our own personal possessions, but because of what they represent, they are a piece of history that belongs to all of us. From the engineers who designed them, the workers who built them, the crews that flew them and the mechanics that kept them in the air, historic military aircraft are a reminder of times past and battles fought, usually accompanied by incredible deeds of bravery and perseverance.
Because the cost of operating warbirds is so high in today’s world, there is more chance that they will remain parked in hangars instead of being enjoyed by many the way they should be. We want these national treasures to be viewed on the ground and in the air at as many events and by as many people as possible, but contrary to popular belief, the thing that makes aircraft fly is …… money.
That is why many museums have great collections of aircraft that will never fly again, but that relegates the sights, sounds and smell of these great aircraft to history and the imagination. There is nothing better than standing close to a powerful radial engine as it is fired up. The exhaust belching oily smoke, the coughing and spluttering as each cylinder comes online then the beautiful sound as the engine finally runs smoothly. This experience can only be had by many if we continue to take these aircraft out to you.
In our effort to continue taking these aircraft out to the people to educate and remind them of their history, we often run across veterans who flew or worked on these aircraft. For them, the memories usually come flooding back. Some good, some bad, but all are a real part of who that person is. When a veteran stands there with a spouse, child or grandchild and tells them all about their experiences, it suddenly becomes real for the family members, and makes our hard work all worthwhile.
So check out what we have to offer, read the stories of the aircraft that have been placed in our care, follow our exploits as we travel the country, and we would be happy to have you join and be a part of our organization.
Sometimes we even ask ourselves why are we willing to spend the time and energy to keep these aircraft in the best possible flying condition. Read THIS ARTICLE and you will find the answer to this question.
These old warbirds take a lot of money to keep up and running. To keep our bird on the air show circuit, we are always on the look out for sponsors. If you or your company is interested, please contact Dave Hansen at (435) 671-3509.
Sharpening up our skills with this fantastic formation clinic.
Join us in Heber for our annual Hangar Dance on June 4th.
This museum gives guests the opportunity to see up close and personal some of the aircraft that United States Military Veterans flew as they served our country and provided us with the freedoms that we enjoy today.
Hill AFB is opening its gates to the public at 8 a.m. to witness first hand the pride and precision of the U.S. Air Force including the awe inspiring U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, U.S. Army Golden Knights, Breitling Jet Team and a number of other spectacular civilian aerial performers and demonstrations.
Hill AFB, Utah
More info to come...