January 27, 2009

Hurricane Hits England

The airworthy population of Hawker Hurricanes is now one more! Hangar 11 flew their Hurricane out of North Weald TODAY! Pictures are posted here on the Plane Talk forum. Read more about it's restoration here.

January 26, 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.

January 14, 2009

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!

January 12, 2009

Alaska to Missouri via Waco

Check out this write up on the Vintage Aviation forum... notes and pictures of flying a Waco UPF-7 from Alaska to Missouri! Imagine flying an open cockpit biplane of those huge mountains!

January 7, 2009

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.

January 3, 2009

170 Featured in 1953 Video

A friend sent me the link to this fun "Learning to Fly" video. Great shots of a 1953 model Cessna 170.

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