Juan C Peron, former Makasi pilot
"Ironic, 575 (a sister ship T-28C) never left the Navy training bases and rotted away in the scrap yards, yet 255 & 576 traveled to Africa, did some giving (bombs and bullets) as well as some taking. Did a most improbable journey back to England than the US… and are still flying better than ever. - Paul Walter
Manny Pichardo and Paul designed a Makasi decal that now appears on both 576 & 255.
I apologize for the inconvenience while I dispute Zazzle's decision deleting the T-28 calendar as they claim it is in violation of the USN Trademark and Copyright rules. I vehemently disagree and am in the process of getting clarification directly from the USN Trademark Office. I have given legal notice to Zazzle to immediately reinstate the calendar for private sale. I will keep you posted.
Due to the overwhelming response to my request for photographs, I am designing a second version of the 70th Anniversary calendar as well to include a more diverse coverage of T-28 pilots and their planes. This first version highlights many of the airshow performers worldwide (Australia, Norway, Germany & Switzerland) who keep the T-28 history alive reaching hundreds of thousands of spectators. The airshow pilots spend many hours training at their own expense, their performances reflect a high degree of aerobatic and formation flying skills that the T-28 was originally designed for to train military student pilots then over the years in war as an attack and bombing aircraft. I hope you enjoy the calendar! - Helen Murphy
(The T-28 70th Anniversary Calendar is designed by me as a courtesy to the T-28 community with the generous help from the photographers who donated their photographs. It is sold through the Zazzle website who prints and ships on demand. I have been using Zazzle for 10 years and trust their work and customer service, however, I do not have control over the quality of their printing nor shipping arrangements. Any disputes must be handled through Zazzle directly. I have the price as low as possible, but Zazzle offers sales discounts as the holidays come closer so check their website).
Red Bull unveils it's T-28 after being in restoration for years.
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I would like to thank all the pilots and especially the photographers:
Cover - Chip Lamb - Trojan Phlyers & Blue Angels - photo by Scott Slocum
January - Paul Walter & Ken Karas - Trojan Thunder - photo by Ryan Sundheimer
February - Thore Thoresen- Norwegian Flying Aces - photo by Joakim Hovde
March - Scott "Buster" Clyman - American Airpower Museum - photo by Ricardo von Puttkammer
April - Tim & Rachel Berry Littl Juggs - photo by Matt Savage
May - Cpt. Baveria - Bavarian Tailhook - photo by Rainer Steinberger
June - Julie Clark - Julie Clark Airshows - photo by Erik Hildebrandt
July - SkyDoc & Jive - Trojan Thunder - photo by Matt Smith
August - Wayne Milburn & Matt Handley - Aerotech Queensland - photo by Darren Crick
September - Dan Kirkland - Trojan Thunder - photo by David Blackwell
October - Joe Edwards - photo by Bill Paisley
November - Karl Holly - photo by Sarah Parker
December - Oliver Linde - Skyline Aviation - photo by Oliver Linde
"I'm going to go on record and say this is a very special T-28C that has extraordinary war history."
- Helen Murphy
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