Legend Flyers

The official source for production information, updates and insights.



(Credit: Jim Larson)

Both of the completed airplanes and most of the crew (from left to right).

Back Row - Joe Brazil, Chris Cooper, Maureen McRight, Bob Hammer,
Wolfgang Czaia, Mike Anderson, Tim Clark, Dick Burnett, and Don Davis.

Front Row - Mike Harris, Doug Arpke, Garrett Downing,
Ralph Corbin, John Callison, Bob Murray, and Austin Ballard.

Not pictured - Jim Byron, Nick Cirelli, Paul Ferrara, Ron Fischer, and Tom Susor.

Would you like to ride in a Messerschmitt Me 262?

The Collings Foundation is pleased to announce their new Me 262 flight program that allows individuals to experience the wonder of flying in the legendary Messerschmitt Me 262. They are now taking deposits for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take a flight in their Me 262. Please contact Rob Collings at rcollings@collingsfoundation.org for more information and to schedule your flight.


View these Me 262 videos on YouTube.

Video with great in-flight footage of White 1 & Tango Tango.


White 1 engine test

Me 262 Tango-Tango made its international debut
at the ILA 2006 airshow in Berlin.
Click on the image below to view the video footage!
(You may need to install the Google Player)

Me 262 Google video with original sound.

Tango-Tango is now back at its home base in Manching.
We are happy to report that the aircraft performed flawlessly
while flying at least once a day during the show.

About the Me 262 Project:
You've heard the rumors, perhaps even seen a magazine article or two -- several Me 262 jets are now under construction in the United States!!

This incredible project is the result of a decade of privately-administered effort to create flight worthy examples of the Messerschmitt 262 fighter, and is now entering its final stages.  Formerly subcontracted to the Texas Airplane Factory and administered by Classic Fighter Industries, Inc. the WTMF owner's group has now assumed watch over the final, and most critical, phase of the project.  Our Seattle-based team of expert designers, engineers and technicians recently completed the flight test program for the first of our five jets, while the second machine is rapidly approaching similar tests.

If you are seeking accurate, timely information from those within the project itself, you've come to the right place.  We will be updating this site at least monthly (see the LATEST UPDATES), and adding new features throughout the year.

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