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Warbird and Vintage Aircraft Restorations to Watch in 2012

Another year is upon us and I can't help but think of the the restorations under way that are to fly in the next year or two.  Some aircraft types we have not seen grace the skies for many years and others may be a little more common but will stand out as spectacular works of art.  Here is a short list of the ones we are watching and will be making headlines within a few short years.
The Lufthansa Starliner - The German airline acquired a Lockheed Constellation and began the extensive restoration back in 2008.  To say this is a major restoration is an understatement.  The "Connie" is a full time project with hopes that the Starliner will fly within the next couple years.  This sleek airliner will make magazine covers worldwide when she flies and Lufthansa plans to make flights in her available to the public.  Watch the Connie Survivors web site for updates. Link - www.conniesurvivors.com
Two P-82 Twin Mustangs - One, let alone two would capture the aviation worlds atten…

New Years Eve Airport Day

Spent the day out at NW Regional Airport on New Years Eve day.  It was a warm, sunny Texas winter day with temps in the 70s.  Perfect for cleaning up the 170 and catching up with friends around the airport.  The great weather brought out quite a few visitors to our airport.  Below are a few pictures from the day.

Happy New Year!  Looking forward to seeing more vintage aircraft flying in 2012!