Restoration/Reproduction

Restored de Havilland Mosquito Flies Again

Sep 28, 2012 1 Comment by

More than 15 years following the crash of the world’s only airworthy example, another de Havilland Mosquito has returned to the air. Jerry Yagen’s KA114, a Canadian-built fighter-bomber variant, flew for the first time Thursday since it arrived in New Zealand. Restoration experts Avspecs Limited near Auckland rebuilt the twin-engined aircraft nicknamed the “Wooden Wonder” [...]

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Fagen Fighter Museum Grand Opening Set for Saturday

Sep 26, 2012 1 Comment by

A new museum featuring some well-known flying warbirds as well as several significant military vehicles holds its grand opening Saturday in Granite Falls, Minn. The Fagen Fighters World War II Museum will open its doors to the public at the Lenzen-Roe Memorial Field/Granite Falls Municipal Airport. A fleet of eight distinguished warbirds, owned by longtime [...]

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Monospar ST-12 Restoration

Dec 19, 2011 1 Comment by

The ongoing restoration of General Aircraft Monospar ST-12 VH-UTH at Newark Air Museum is making steady progress, with work on the complex nose-section structure now nearing completion.  VH-UTH’s nose-lamp housing has now been accurately configured to allow the curved rib sections to be connected to the lower fuselage stringers. This particular part of the project [...]

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Build your own Supermarine Spitfire!

Dec 15, 2011 1 Comment by

History is being reborne in Cisco, Texas, where Supermarine Spitfire is manufacturing 90-percent-scale (full-size!) kits of the WW II fighter. You, too, could own and fly one of the world’s most legendary aircraft! Here’s the scoop: Iconic aircraft seem to be born that way……Few would doubt that the North American Mustang and the DC3 were [...]

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B-17 “Memphis Belle” undergoes restoration

Nov 05, 2011 3 Comments by

Here is some good news about a very historical aircraft that is undergoing restoration at the museum of the U.S. Air Force. As the United States approaches the 70th anniversary of its involvement in World War II, one of the most famous aircraft from that war recently reached two milestones in its restoration at the [...]

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“Just Jane” to the skies?

Nov 04, 2011 1 Comment by

Two Avro Lancasters, from a total wartime production of 7,377, survive today in airworthy condition, one in the UK (RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight) and one in Canada (Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum at Mount Hope, Ontario). A 50 percent increase in the world’s airworthy Avro Lancaster population is on the cards. In the UK, where aircraft [...]

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