Warbirds


P-51 Mustang Man O War Breathing Fire

08

Mar 2013

P-51 Mustang Man O War Breathing Fire

There were 15,586 North American built P-51 Mustangs of which only 169 are still in airworthy condition. Man O War was built in the Inglewood California plant as serial number 44-72739. This P-51 was completely restored in Chino, CA in 1970 and received its “Man O War” paint scheme in 1975. Man O War is currently operated by the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) , Southern...

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Progress is Beautiful

27

Sep 2012

Progress is Beautiful

The North American AT6 Restoration continues and we are already getting painted parts back. We have pulled everything we are intending to pull and now it’s time to clean, refurbish and replace. The decision was made to rebuild and repaint the landing gear, the parts were serviceable and seal kits are available. We disassembled the gear legs and a friend helped out and painted them....

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New Fun AT6 Project

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Sep 2012

New Fun AT6 Project

So last week a my friend Jason came to me to ask my opinion on a project that he has. The project is a North American AT-6 that is in need of some love and he asked if I would be interested in working on it in exchange for a checkout in the airplane. I immediately jumped at the offer, I have wanted to fly...

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2012 Reno Air Races

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Aug 2012

2012 Reno Air Races

If you have not been to the Reno Air Races now is the time to go. The Reno Air Races date back to 1964 when Bill Stead organized an air race near Reno. The event has only been cancelled once, in 2001, when all airplanes were grounded. The Reno Air Races consist of 5 days of action packed, adrenaline pumping, wingtip to wingtip racing. I...

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