Your Favorite Antique Airplane

In 2020, the COVID pandemic cancelled most air shows. Some, like Oshkosh, held virtual events. Some aviation museums are starting to reopen slowly. Hopefully people are busy in hangars restoring antique airplanes and readying them for when we can all get out and travel again.

It's no fun to be grounded when you want to fly and explore.

We have had a personal setback too, with some health issues slowing us down.  We don't have the time to check on which venues are still viable and which are things of the past.

So... Post COVID our advice is to check with each air show or museum to see if they are open and operating.  Stay safe.

You must have a favorite antique airplane. We'd love to have you share it with us.

We have an easy to use submission form at the bottom of the page - click here to get to the form quickly.

We do have a favorite old airplane... a sentimental favorite anyway.

Our brother-in-law's 1939 Piper J-3 Cub. You might have guessed that if you followed us on our Cub to Oshkosh trip.

You can still read about our adventure.

1939 Piper J-3 Cub

Mark's favorite airplane in Oshkosh 2009 was the Pitcairn Autogiro. It was VERY cool to see it fly!

And here’s one…

Orbis Flying Eye Hospital MD-10

It’s not an antique airplane, but it is totally unique for what it is and what they do around the world.

But enough about us and what we like...

Orbis Flying Eye Hospital MD-10

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    (And you know, even though we call our site, your favorite doesn't have to be all that old... we love them all.)

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    (A quick thank you to the students of Greene County Career Center in Ohio for telling us about their favorite airplanes. They learned how easy it is to submit a favorite!)

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Your Favorite Antique Airplanes

Click below to see antique airplane pictures and stories contributed by aviation enthusiasts who have visited this page. They love airplanes as much as you do. Read their stories, then please, share your own...

Lockheed Super Constellation 
Dear Judy and Mark, My favorite airplane (other than gliders) is the Lockheed Super Constellation. Especially the one we are so happy to have operating …

Designed by my father Luigi Nardi in 1933

the Flying WING 

Hughes H-1 Racer 
The reason that I like the H-1 is because it set many records at the time including the air speed record. Howard Hughes redesigned this airplane 20 or …

787 Dreamliner 
The 787 Dreamliner would be my favorite airplane because of its size. It has a very large comfortable variety of seating and there are tons of seats. This …

Spirit of St. Louis / Cessna 195 /
F4-U Corsair / Stearman PT-17
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Spirit of St. Louis - First airplane I remember by name. It was my father’s favorite plane and he taught me about it and the flight it made. Cessna …

FAIRCHILD F24  Not rated yet
I Had a Fairchild F24, # NC9387, it was a delite to fly,with a Scarb Werner Radial, 185, 1938 mode. It could fly on its own, I went up to 500 feet …

Auster AOP6 Not rated yet
I own one and fly it

B-29  Not rated yet
i picked this aircraft because it had a specific and very important purpose intended for it. It did it's job very well and was a very well thought out …

NB-36H, SR-71 Blackbird, Concorde, and the Harrier Not rated yet
I believe we need to find more reliable and renewable sources of power for all of our vehicles.

Blade 400 rc helicopter Not rated yet
I like this RC helicopter because it’s simple to fly but it can be hard at first. Its a great helicopter to have and learn to fly. As you get really good …

P-40 Warhawk and P-51 Mustang and P-31 Lightning Not rated yet
i love these airplanes they were the fastest ones of their times. the P-51 Mustang was able to fly 2 feet from the ground. the P-31 Lightening was the …

F-22 raptor Not rated yet
The reason why the F-22 is my favorite plane is because it's really fast and it's the most stealthy fighter plane there is. The weapons are inside the …

B-25 Bomber  Not rated yet
Personally I love the model and layout of the plane itself. It has amazing flying capabilities and on top of it, it's one of the most recognized bomber …

Pitcarian PCA-2 Autogiro Not rated yet
I like this plane because of the way that the rotors spin on top of the plane, it makes it look unique. This plane used large unpowered rotor blades to …

Messerschmitt Bf 109 Not rated yet
I am really interested in WW2 aircraft and I always have been. I really love this plane because it was far superior to Allied planes of its time due to …

B-2 bomber Not rated yet
the b-2 bomber is one of if not the best bomber there is. it has unique high tech stealth abilities that no other plane has. the U.S. only ordered 22 …

B-36  Not rated yet
It was the main airplane used in the cold war. This plane was also used just to one up the soviet union in the cold war. This airplane was also built in …

Air Force Saab RF-35 Draken AR-107  Not rated yet
I love the way this plane looks. It flew in the lead on the 21st of December in 1993 out of Karup. It has a very intimidating look. It seems to be shaped …

2000 Quad City Challenger II CWS Not rated yet
This is my favorite plane because i had a rc toy one when i was little that i played with all the time. I took it every where one day it broke and my grandpal …

F-117 Nighthawk  Not rated yet
I like this plane because it has a mean look it has sharp lines that give it a unique look and it looks like it would be very fast with its sleek look …

sr-71 blackbird Not rated yet
I like this plane because it is the fastest jet in the world. That appeals to me because it is the best at something in a field of many competitiors. There …

F-22 Raptor Not rated yet
The F-22 Raptor is my favorite airplane because it can be a stealth fighter or be a dog fight aircraft, it is also an air superiority fighter. The F-22 …

AV-8B Harrier 2 Not rated yet
i like the harrier jet because its fast an effective bomber and it can hover. the wing span on these jets is 30.3 feet and is 46.3 in length which means …

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B-17 Not rated yet
I love the size of the plane and the reasons we used it in World War II. Bombing missions were its main purpose and they targeted German facilities in …

Fokker D VII Not rated yet
because the red barron flew it. the red barron is my favorite pilot. i don't know if it was because he killed the most people or not. but hes my favorite. …

Lockheed AC130U '' Spooky '' Not rated yet
I like the ac130 because it is like a wolf in sheeps clothing. It can be docile at times but in the times of warfare it's the enemies worst nightmare …

B52 bomber Not rated yet
i like the b52 because it is still in use today and is relyable. and is used in combat still and is a very useful aircraft and serves us well i like this …

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Judy and Mark

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