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Sunday, November 09, 2014
Lockheed 12s at Oshkosh 2014
Truly one of the highlights for many at Oshkosh 2014 was the gathering of Lockheed 12 Electra Juniors! That was my main draw to have the opportunity to see seven of these vintage beauties in one place! It was a whirlwind trip for me at just two and a half days on the grounds but worth every moment!
Below are some of my photos of the Lockheeds in attendance.
Serial number 1208, NC2072 owned by Joe Shepherd and based in Georgia. Joe restored this beauty over the years and has flown it all over the United States. Most recently it saw a few moments of fame as it flew in the recent movie "Amelia" on Amelia Earhart. It was fun to catch up with Joe under the Lockheed during one of the afternoon airshows. His excitement for the Lockheed 12 shows as he recounts it's history to those stopping to admire it.
Serial number 1222, CF-LKD is owned by the fine Canadian gentleman, Peter Ramm. Peter and his crew restored this former airline and oil company transport to Grand Champion quality. It is flown regularly and displayed at shows near its base in Canada.
Serial number 1250, NC18097 is owned by Dave Marco and is base in Florida.
Serial number 1252, NC14999 is owned by Patrick Donovan and is based in Washington state. Pat had the Lockheed owners and enthusiast captivated by his story of flying this 12 to the United States all the way across the Pacific from New Zealand where he lived for a few years!
Serial number 1277, NC18906 is owned by Les Whittlesey and is base in California. Hats off to Les for his efforts to organize this Lockheed 12 gathering this year! His Grand Champion 12 attracted a lot of attention on the Oshkosh line.
Serial number 1281, NC2633 is owned by the Perras brothers and is based in Vermont.
Serial number 1286, NC25628 is owned by John O'Keefe and is base in Washington state.
Check back in the coming weeks as I hope to post additional photos from Oshkosh and it will most surly include some more Lockheed 12 photos!