Back in January we posted an awesome video of the Howard 500s owned by TPAero. Another video has been produced and posted for all to enjoy. This one featuring N500LN on its journey home from Europe. The entire flight is not made at 20,000 feet. They were down in the beautiful scenery making the most of the sights the trip had to offer. Sit back and watch 9 minutes of spectacular video footage of this vintage powerhouse.
Links - Previous post on this blog of the Howard 500 - TPAero
Thursday, May 02, 2013
On a personal note my wife and I added a new addition to the family. Brennen Dean Linn joined us April 22. Brought him home from the hospital and dressed him up in his first aviation themed shirt. His aviation education began by watching some vintage airplane videos in Dad's arms. Can't hardly wait to take him touring of the local airports for some vintage airplane spotting!
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
|Lockheed 10 arrives in Reno|
The latest news on Lockheed 10, serial number 1015, N72GT is that the Seattle Museum of Flight will add the aircraft to the museums collection.
1015 was originally delivered to Northwest Airlines as a 10A registered as NC14900. In 1942-1944 it was flown by the United States Army Air Corps. For the 60th Anniversary of Amelia Earhart's historic flight it was modified by Linda Finch into a Lockheed 10E and flown around the world in 1997. After the flight it sat outside for a few years on the ramp at the Denton, Texas airport. Since that time it was not flown regularly. In 2010 is was seen stored in a hangar in New Mexico. It returned to flying status in 2011 and was flown to California with another planned world flight. Those plans fell through and it was listed for sale again in 2012.
|Lockheed 10, s/n 1015|
It was recently flown to Reno, Nevada and Fred Austin sent the featured photos (taken upon its arrival) with the following note:
"The airplane is under going some minor maintenance and cosmetic detailing prior to it's delivery to the museum this fall. Taight Ramey and Alby Redick flew the airplane in from California. Alby's company Aviation Classics prepared the airplane for the flight."
Thank you Fred for the update.
The museums "Project Amelia" has a web page featuring the details of the acquisition. Visit the web page by clicking here.
Links - Seattle Museum of Flight - Lockheed 10 survivors
Monday, April 01, 2013
It is a tough decision but I have decided to sell our 1956 Cessna 170B, N3467D. It is a nice, stock airplane and I would like to see it go to a new owner who appreciates classic Cessna's.
Here is the listing that I have on Barnstormers.com:
1956 CESSNA 170B • $50,000 • FOR SALE • 1956 Cessna 170B, 2535TT, 345SOH, O-300A, oil filter, Cleveland wheels and brakes, solid axles, one piece metal instrument panel, KX155, Valcom 760, KT76A, KMA20TSO audio panel, 4 place intercom, shoulder harnesses, all logs since new, featured in FLYING magazine Nov. 1999, clean, stock airframe, original paint scheme, polished with painted undersides, Oct 2012 Annual.
For more photos follow this link - 170 Photos
Follow this link for a video featuring our 170 - 170 Video
Contact me at dtlinn "at" gmail.com
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Click on this link to read the update - Lockheed Vega Restoration Update
Links - Antique Airfield