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Oshkosh AirVenture Awards 2018

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For the last 18 days I have been pouring over photo feeds from Oshkosh to soak up as much aviation goodness as I can since I did not make the show this year. The weather and attendance looked outstanding this year. Too many highlights to try and list. Be sure to set aside some time to look back through the EAA Flickr albums here. If you are on Instagram search the hashtag #osh18 for loads of photos.

EAA has posted the award winners for 2018 here. It was fun to see that Rusty Morris' Cessna 170B, N2935D as the winner of the Grand Champion Classic. It is a beautiful 170B and well deserving of the award! Below is a photo of N2935D back in 2010 in VERY original condition. Not many "barn find" originals exist anymore so when I first saw it the details took me back in time. Rusty has refreshed the paint and engine over the last 8 years so an Oshkosh award is no surprise to me. Hats off to the Morris family.


Aviation Posters - Time Flies

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Looking for a unique aviation gift? Check out Dylan Wreggelsworth’s creation at BVR Design - “Time Flies” Air Racer Poster: https://bvr.design/…/air-…/products/time-flies-racer-poster… It was designed in collaboration with Dan Linn of Fly to Another Time http://flytoanothertime.com BVR Design also carries unique t-shirts and patches that have graphic details only an aviation loving designer would incorporate. Watch for more upcoming designs from BVR Design and Another Time!

Vintage Lockheed Electra Junior Advertisement

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My current research "dive" has been into my magazine collection. The hunt for rare aircraft featured in company advertisements. I love the art, the ad copy and the company logos. Can you imagine the conversations around the boardroom tables in the 1930s as the executives crafted their next company ad campaign? It must have been pretty exciting. The Lockheed ad above even features a comic style story! Fly along as the owner does business all over the country.
Watch this space and the Instagram page (user name dtlinn) for more of the art as I continue to scan these cool ads.
Link - Instagram dtlinn

Matt's Luscombe 8A - N71556

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Luscombe N71556 is a 65hp 8A owned by Matt Hood of Argyle, Texas. Matt purchased the Luscombe in 2014 from his dad in Indiana and brought it to Texas. It is not what the owner would call a show plane but a flyer. It has had some interesting adventures in its life. The logs tell the tale of an off airport landing. The metal doesn’t shine of new aluminum but that suits Matt just fine. Winning awards wasn’t in the plans for this ship even though it won a “Most Original” award at the Blakesburg, Iowa antique fly-in!
Matt flies the airplane often and loves sharing flights with others. One day I caught Matt at the gas pumps at Northwest Regional airport as he prepared to launch on a tailwheel lesson for a daring young aviator. The mission for this little Luscombe is not to gather dust. It is to introduce the next generation of pilots to cool vintage airplanes.
Based at Northwest Regional it shares a hangar with a classy Cessna 170. When not flying Boeings for Southwest Airlines you will fi…

Legend Airways DC-3 N25641

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I first remember seeing the Legend Airways DC-3 at Oshkosh many years back. I was able to peak inside and I took a full photo walk around.It was a beauty! On a recent cruise of the Aerometal International web site I found a listing of N25641 for sale. Hopefully she will find a new owner! See the listing below. 



LEGEND AIRWAYS” – S/N:9059 – 1943
A spectacular corporate aircraft. This aircraft has not flown in a little over 6 years. The current owner is “considering” selling her as is. She has been hangared and has not deteriorated significantly since the images (of her in flight) were taken in 2010. The following images of her in the hangar were taken in 2015. This aircraft is another remarkable example. She under went a multi million dollar overhaul with Basler turbo Conversions in 2006. Her corporate cabin interior is nothing short of spectacular, a unique 14 seat configuration with lavatory and galley. R-1830-94 power and an FAA approved Flight Manual supporting operation at 26,900lbs a…

Air Racing T-shirts - BVR Design

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Rare Porterfield 35-70

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This rare Porterfield 35-70 came up for sale recently. It comes from a collection in Texas that I have loved to visit for years. History and nostalgia are experienced when you land on a grass airfield and see an aircraft like this Porterfield. Below is the Barnstormers.com listing and some photos of this rare ship.


PORTERFIELD 35-70 • $25,000 • FOR SALE • 1935 Porterfield 35-70. Approximately 1400 TT, 300 TSMOH, restored in the late 1980's. Last flown about 10 years ago, ran great then. Spare LeBlond engine for parts. Always hangared. Beautiful airplane. Located in Krum, TX, just north of Dallas. As is, where is. $25K firm. Leave message. • Contact Jake Bilstad, Friend of Owner - located Plano, TX USA • Telephone: 817-709-8663