Chuck & Peggy Fisher’s Ryan L-17B

Chuck & Peggy Fisher’s Ryan L-17B

History: The Navion series aircraft were manufactured by North American Aviation, Ryan and others beginning in 1946 as a then revolutionary all-metal aircraft for personal and business use. It was designed for comfort and utility and capable of short take of an landings and use on unimproved fields. In 1947 the newly formed USAF acquired… More

Kent Holiday’s Marchetti SF-260

Kent Holiday’s Marchetti SF-260

History: Built for the Italian Air Force but used by other Air Forces all over the world. This particular airplane was built for the Government of Zaire, but never delivered. It went directly into civilian hands and was imported by Frank Strickler of Denton, TX, during the late 80′s and 90′s along with several others…. More

EAA Sweepstakes 2016 Piper L4-J

EAA Sweepstakes 2016 Piper L4-J

History: Built in 1945, shipped to Saipan in Aug 1945. Arriving to the Pacific theater late in the war, it served briefly as liaison and communications support. Shipped back to the US it changed hands several times until wind damaged in 1968. Collected and faithfully restored by Colin Powers of OR, it became the EAA… More

Navy 821

Navy 821

History: This T-6G shares an important date in history of America and WWII. This airplane was “born” and delivered to the U.S. Army Air Corp on December 7, 1942. One year exactly after the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor. This T-6G also shares the same commissioning date of the famous USS Bowfin (SS-287) a fleet… More

Riff Raff Racing Team T-6G

Riff Raff Racing Team T-6G

History: Delivered to Spanish Air Force in 1950 as ship C.6-195 (later E.16-195), flying as “422-77″. Privately owned in the U.S. since 1982. Top Specifications Registration Number Date of Manufacture N2996Q 1950 Aircraft Role Nickname Advanced Trainer “Texan” “The 6″ ” “J-bird” Aircraft Type: Wingspan: North American T-6 42 feet .25 inches Overall length: Empty… More

Atesa Legal’s Siai Marchetti SF260WE

Atesa Legal’s Siai Marchetti SF260WE

History: This Marchetti was designed by Mr. Stelio Frati of Siai Marchetti (now owned by Alenia Aermacchi of Venegono, Italy). The IAC ordered ten of these machines in 1975 to replace the very capable D.H. Chipmunk T.MK22 and Hunting Provost T.MK 53 for elementary and basic training roles. These planes were well equipped as a… More

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