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Spartan Executive

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For the 500th post on this blog I want to feature one of my favorite airplanes. The Spartan 7W Executive. Its art deco lines, polished metal and round motor just put it in a class all its own. When biplanes were propionate Spartan rolls this out of the hangar and impresses the aviation industry.


34 production models were built. That is a limited production run in the late 1930s. During World War Two several served in military service and training. In this day and age they are a pampered collectors airplane. 20 airframes survive. To see where they are today... take a look at our web page.

Follow this link to see the Spartan Executive survivors.

1940s Lockheed Aircraft Promotional Video

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Next time you have about 30 minutes fire up this video. It features some of Lockheeds most famous aircraft and aviations most notable figures.








F4U Corsair Art

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Spent some time sorting my Aero Digest magazines recently. Found this sharp F4U Corsair artwork in a Vought advertisement. Over the next couple weeks I will be scanning more vintage artwork.


Hughes H-4 Hercules Flying Boat Tour

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Come along on a tour of the Howard Hughes H-4 Hercules flying boat on display at the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum in McMinnville, Oregon. The press called it the "Spruce Goose" but Hughes disliked that name. Enjoy the video of this HUGE aircraft and be sure to look at how the aircraft on display around it look so small.



Plane Savers Triplane and Foxmoth

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For the vintage aircraft fan YouTube is becoming a cool place to find content. Mikey McBryan and his crew wrapped up the saving of a D-Day veteran C-47/DC-3 this summer and are on to their next project. A Fokker Dr. 1 Triplane replica. The replica was involved in a landing accident so it needs a rebuild. Follow along as they resurrect the Triplane along with another additional project that was just added... a Foxmoth!


Links - Mikey McBryan YouTube channel

Pearl Harbor Day

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Remembering Pearl Harbor this weekend in 2019. I have been fortunate to see two of only a hand full of aircraft that survived the December 7th attack. A Grumman Duck and Ford Trimotor are two that are a part of the Mid America Flight Museum collection in East Texas. The video attached here highlights those two survivors.










Chicago Skyline Flight - video

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Fly along on a sunset flight of the Chicago skyline in a Beech 18! What a great video by Steve Thomas and friends from Poplar Grove.