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P-51C Close to Flight

The Paul family in Idaho is getting close to flight with the restoration of their Razorback P-51C. Pictures were posted on the WIX forum of the ship. This ship has caused some confusion over the years as being noted as a North American A-36. From what I understand the Paul family sold off their stash of parts to an A-36 and built up this C model Mustang from other parts and new build pieces. Hope to post the news of the first flight soon!

170 Flies and Texas Antique Fly-In

Took off early Saturday morning on the 170s first post paint and post annual flight. After a once around the patch I checked it over. All was well so launched off to Gainesville for the Texas Antique Fly-In. Very low attendance but fun to see a few new ships. For a few pictures from the event click here. Highlight of the event for me was seeing the Fairchild 24. Nice restoration of a 1947 TEMCO built ship. The day heated up fast so I flew home before lunch. Feels good to have the 170 flying again. Great outing to see some vintage flying machines.

GeeBee R-1 Project Underway

In thumbing thru the latest SPORT AVIATION magazine I came across a short article about a GeeBee R-1 project. The R-1 is the 1340 powered racer so this will be quite the beast! (Edit - the link to the web site has been removed.  The project web site has disappeared.  Sorry!  Maybe one day the R-1 replica will just show up at an airshow near you.)