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Showing posts from January, 2009

P-40 Flies

TP-40N flies in Sonoma, CA! Thanks to Roger Cain for capturing it on film with this shot above! Below is a video I was directed to on YouTube posted by Taigh Ramey.

Spartan Executive Web Page

With the motivation and help from a few Spartan enthusiasts I have update my Spartan Executive web page. It really is amazing the fascinating stories behind these rare ships! As I research and swap stories with owners it is interesting what comes to light. Howard Hughes and Paul Mantz both flew Spartan 7Ws. Oil executives, Kings, Governement personel and race pilots wheeled these ships around the skies! Different ships have been wrecked almost to the point of scrapping but they live to fly again! Follow the link below to read up on the Executive line produced by Spartan.
(edited blog - July 2011. Click on "Spartan Executive" on the main page.)

If you are reading this blog and have pictures of any Spartan Executives please drop me a note!

Twin Mustang

Check out the progress on C&P Aviation P-82 Twin Mustang project! The quality of workmanship appears to be amazing! This P-82 once flew with NACA and was stored with Walter Soplata from 1956-1997. Now owned by Chris and Pat Harker in Minnesota, we should see this machine flying with in next couple years. Thanks goes out to Max Haynes for the photo essay on this rare twin fighter.