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Curtiss Robin - Mid America Flight Museum

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A few weeks ago I was offered a ride in one of my favorite airplanes. While visiting the Mid America Flight Museum in East Texas I was able to jump in for a flight in Robin serial number 237, NC3277G. This Robin was used in the movie "Pearl" and it well taken care of here in Texas. The roomy cabin for two offers good visibility out the side windows and is very stable. Over 700 were produced but they are rarely seen in numbers today. So it was a fun treat to fly in this vintage ship.





Vintage Aircraft Engine Ads

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Spent part of the day sorting magazines and vintage aircraft engine ads. So many cool ads and art. Continental, Kinner, Lycoming and more. Over time I will offer some of these for sale. Looking for a certain ad for your collection? Shoot us a note and we can make a deal!





TBM Avenger Throwback Photo

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30 years ago! A way back photo from 1989. An airshow in Waco, Texas that my dad and I went to and met the crew from the Lone Star Flight Museum. We were offered tours of the B-25, Super T-6 and TBM. Here I am in the TBM. I has been refurbished and returned to flying with Sanders Aeronautics in California. After all these years it is cool to know this TBM is active and flying.

Curtiss Robin Survivors

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The research continues here at the Another Time research library. Today was spent hunting for more photos of surviving Curtiss Robins. Permissions were granted for the use of additional photos that were posted on our survivors web page. Check out the latest update! Have some data or photos you could share? Please send us an email!

Another Time Curtiss Robin web page.

He111/CASA2111 Cavanaugh Flight Museum

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This picture was taken this week at the Cavanaugh Flight Museum of their CASA 2111. The Spanish built version of the He 111. It flew in the movie The Battle of Britain and then went on serving with the Spanish Air Force after filming. I call this "hangar hunting" as you never know what will be stashed in a hangar while hunting for vintage airplanes at airports! There are no plans to return it to airworthy for now. But one day we can hope the airframe does return to the skies.

PBY Catalina Model

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A couple weeks ago I finished up this Monogram 1/48 scale PBY Catalina model. Snagged it from a buddy in a partially built state. Used some on hand dark sea blue and yellow to make it look like a later model Catalina in a RESCUE scheme. Fun build. It just meant to be a nice model from a couple feet away, hanging in the office. Turning final to splash down!




Scale Aircraft Models

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After all these years I still enjoy building scale aircraft models. With our son now helping with the builds AND selecting the NEXT builds it has been fun to work on new models. We visited a scale model show in Arlington, Texas this morning and snagged a few more aircraft for the collection. Highlighted below are a few awesome builds we saw on display.



In the next couple weeks I will post some pictures of some of our recent builds.