A 1946 Bellanca Cruisair project has been spotted for sale. The listing states (in part):

NO RESERVE – TOP BIDDER WINS. Includes Airfame, wings, gas tanks, landing gear, cowling, lots of wood and lots of other parts. Airframe stripped and painted, some woodwork completed. No logbooks, no instruments. No FWF. Airframe times unknown.

The project is located in Snellville, Georgia and is currently available for bidding. Click here to check out the complete listing.

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A 1972 Pitts S-2A described as “always hangared, logs complete, no damage history since rebuilt” has been spotted for sale. The listing states (in part):

Fresh Annual! Engines: Lycoming AEIO360 TT: 1,823 Engine 1 SMOH: 152 Prop 1 SMOH: 255 Exterior Colors: Red/White N#: N1GE Serial#: 2033 Year Painted: 2014 Interior Year: 2014 Avionics / Equipment / Modifications: ADS-B Out Stratus ESG Transponder, 2 Parachutes, 2 Headsets Priced to sell!

The aircraft is located in Scottsdale, Arizona and is currently available for bidding. Click here to check out the complete listing.

A Rolls Royce Griffon engine described as “complete, must see” has been spotted for sale. The listing states (in part):

This engine is complete and in excellent running order with all parts to complete a ground running engine. 2 full propeller sets with 6 brand new blades – Still sealed in their protective bags in the original RAF packing cases from 1989, (the propellers have every part needed to fit them to the engine which includes a very rare propeller fitting kit. This is probably one of the only complete Griffon engines with propellers for sale in this condition within the whole of the UK if not further.

The engine is located in Market Weighton, United Kingdom and is being offered for £30,000. Click here to check out the complete listing, which includes additional photos and information.

An “always hangared, no damage history, logs complete” 1946 Aeronca 11AC Chief has hit the market. The listing states (in part):

Engines: 65HP Cont Motor TT: 1,481 SMOH: 757 Exterior Colors: White/Red N#: N9271E Serial#: 11AC906 Avionics / Equipment / Modifications: New Tires, New Fabric in 2008 Priced to sell!

The aircraft is located in Santa Cruz, California and is currently available for bidding. Click here to check out the complete listing.

Kermit Weeks has released part 2 of his new video series documenting the progress on his Lockheed Vega project.

This particular aircraft was purchased from Dave Jameson after Hurricane Andrew devastated Weeks’ Polk City, Florida collection in 1992. In arrived at Fantasy of Flight in 1995 and, having not flown in over a decade, was placed on static display. In 2012, restoration was begun by Kevin Kimball, but Weeks eventually had to postpone the project “due to various distractions.” The project commenced once again in September 2019.

Part 1 of the series deals with the fuselage frame work and can be seen here. Part 2 covers the making of the fuselage skin and can be seen below.

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An “original Messerschmitt Bf 109 engine” has been spotted for sale. The listing states:

Complete except head cylinder cover broken. The plane crashed west of Paris. History of the plane is well known. Engine was recovered 15 years ago and stored. Engine conditions is good, as it was buried deeply in clay soil, no oxydation.

The engine is located in Mantes la Jolie, France and is currently being offered for 19 000,00 EUR, although offers are also being accepted. Click here to check out the complete listing.

A “barn find” 1939 Aeronca 65C Super Chief project has been spotted for sale. The listing states:

Barn find. Looks complete but needs work. Aircraft will have FAA bill of sale, and has current registration. Serial number is 4939. I am told the Super Chief has a larger A65 engine and might be a little more rare. At least some of the wood spars have rot, but I am told new spars are available at Aircraft Spruce. At least two wing ribs have rodent damage. Fabric was cotton and not good. Fuselage wood stringers are bowed from dope shrinkage, but wood bulkheads look good (see pic). Cowl and nose bowl are there (nose bowl is on top of one wing, see pic). Wood prop and prop retainer goes with it, but don’t know prop condition. Currently, brake lining is stuck onto brake drums. [continue reading…]

A MiG-21UM has been spotted for sale. The listing states:

For sale MIG-21UM, year of manufacture 1986. Overhaul in 2021. Operating time since the beginning of operation 980 hours, operating time after overhaul 13 hours, remaining service life 2620 hours. Engine overhaul in 2021, operating time since the beginning of operation 85 hours, operating time after overhaul 13 hours, remaining life 765 hours. Coloring at the request of the customer. Equipment installed: Cospas-Sarsat, VOR, DME, ILS, EGPWS, TCAS, GPS, ICAO aircraft transponder. Demilitarized. Registration in Russia, training in piloting, maintenance, support with documentation in English, technical support in the future is possible. Sending of spare parts is possible.

The machine is located in Воронеж, Russia and is currently being offered for US $3,400,000. Click here to check out the complete listing.

Kermit Weeks has released the first video in a two part series documenting his trip to check out the progress on his Lockheed Vega project.

This particular aircraft was purchased from Dave Jameson after Hurricane Andrew devastated Weeks’ Polk City, Florida collection in 1992. In arrived at Fantasy of Flight in 1995 and, having not flown in over a decade, was placed on static display. In 2012, restoration was begun by Kevin Kimball, but Weeks eventually had to postpone the project “due to various distractions.” The project commenced once again in September 2019.

Part 1 of the series will deal with the fuselage frame work and can be seen below. The upcoming second part will cover the making of the fuselage skin.

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