Category Archives: Warbird

Gary Donovan”s Beech T-34B

History: Navy trainer for 30 years; restored in 1992. Top Specifications Registration Number Date of Manufacture N134TD 1955 Aircraft Role Nickname Trainer Mentor Aircraft Type: Wingspan: Beechcraft T-34 Mentor 32 feet 10 inches Overall length: Empty weight: 25 feet 10 inches 2160 US pounds Gross weight: Fuel capacity: 3050 pounds 65 US Gals Oil capacity… More

Fairchild Forwarder

Fairchild Forwarder

History: NOV. 1943 FAIRCHILD US Army CONTRACT #928 is born and assembly begins as UC-61K Forwarder #43-14964. MAY 3,1944 43-14964 is accepted by USAAF at Hagerstown PA. JUNE 1944,43-14964 Assigned to RAF under Lend Lease act of 1944 (1 of 307 UC-61K supplied to RAF).JUNE 1944 Shipped on U.S.S. Samwater to United Kingdom.Sept. 1944 Assigned… More

Reid Hays’ H13E Sioux Warrior

Reid Hays’ H13E Sioux Warrior

History: N4250A is a helicopter which was originally constructed as a Bell H13E as evidenced by its data plate. In April of 1960, it was converted to a model 47-D1 and its original data plate was stamped documenting the conversion. There were no records prior to this point thus, this aircraft, serial number 421, must… More

Victor and Kirstan’s Romanian IAR-823

Victor and Kirstan’s Romanian IAR-823

History: Stuff Top Specifications Registration Number Date of Manufacture NX66KB 1976 Aircraft Role Nickname Trainer Aircraft Type: Wingspan: Industria Aeronautică Română (IAR) IAR-823 10 meters (32ft 9-3/4in) Overall length: Empty weight: 8.24 meters (27ft 1/4in) 900 kg (1984 lb.) Gross weight: Fuel capacity: 1500 kg (3307 lb.) 340L (90Gal) Oil capacity Engine type: 12l (12..68)… More

Dave “Pyro” MacDonald’s Oscar Deuce

Dave “Pyro” MacDonald’s Oscar Deuce

History: Built in 1969. Served with the Syracuse Air National Guard. Recovered from boneyard and restored in 2012. Top Specifications Registration Number Date of Manufacture N815D 1969 Aircraft Role Nickname Forward Air Controller “Oscar Deuce”, “Mixmaster”, “Push-Pull” Aircraft Type: Wingspan: Cessna O-2A Skymaster 38 feet 2 inches Overall length: Empty weight: 29 feet 9 inches… More

Dave Harris’s DHC-1 Chipmunk

History: Royal Air Force Trainer: 1951-1974 No. 3 Basic Flying Training School (BFTS) 1951-1953 London University Air Squadron (ULAS) 1953-1957 RAF Central Flying School (CFS) 1957-1964 Glasgow University Air Squadron (GUAS) 1964-1974 Released from the RAF, and sold to Dr. Francis A. Donnelly (1974) Sold to Dave Harris (2015) Top Specifications Registration Number Date of… More

Connie Bowlin’s T34 A Mentor

Connie Bowlin’s T34 A Mentor

History: N34AF T34A model was built in 1954, used as a primary trainer by the Air Force. The Aircraft was converted to a 285 HP, IO 520, in 1998. Other Avionics and features include: TT:5049 ENG TIME:514 Teledyne Continental “Gold Medallion”. Garmin 430W GPS/Com/Nav,King KX155, Com (3):King KX155 – Rear Cockpit Autopilot: STEC 50 Dual-Axis… More

Mark Meredith’s Open Cockpit Super Chipmunk

Mark Meredith’s Open Cockpit Super Chipmunk

History: Like all good British-built Chippies N7DW began life in the Royal Air Force in 1951, SERNO BF-370. It then emigrated to Australia in 1956 to join the Tasmanian Aero Club as VH-BSQ. With surplus Chipmunks in easy supply, by 1965 both Britain and Australia began converting a handful of them to crop sprayers. Chippy… More

Spanish Lady North American T-6G

Spanish Lady North American T-6G

History: The Spanish Lady is a 1949 North American T-6G Texan. She was originally manufactured by North American Aviation in 1944 as an AT-6D and was used to train allied pilots during World War II. The Texan is two-seat aircraft and served as the advanced single engine trainer during the war. For many pilots, the… More

Dan Haug’s North American T6 Texan

Dan Haug’s North American T6 Texan

History: Delivered to US Army Air Force Dec 15, 1941. Remanufactored as a G model in 1949, new serial number: 49-3272 Spent most of its life in AZ doing Air Force training in the 50s Surplussed in 1957 Top Specifications Registration Number Date of Manufacture N3167G 1941 Aircraft Role Nickname Trainer “Pilot Maker” Aircraft Type:… More