The Museum of Aviation Foundation at Robins AFB in Warner Robins, Georgia is seeking a new President/CEO. The current CEO has released a statement which reads (in part):
Leading the Museum of Aviation Foundation over the past four years has been an amazing honor and privilege. With that, the time has come for me to transition the leadership of this wonderful institution into capable hands.
That said, the Foundation Board of Directors has initiated an immediate search for my successor.
A document has also been released which details position requirements and submission instructions. The statement reads that all submissions must be received by close of business Wednesday, May 8, 2019.
Click below to check out the museum’s complete announcement.
HARS Navy Heritage Flight of New South Wales, Australia has reported that Hawker Sea Fury WG630 is in the process of being relocated from Nowra to its new home at Albion Park.
The Sea Fury was previously part of the RAN Historic Flight collection, which was acquired by HARS Aviation Museum in 2018. The flight, which was grounded in 2008, consists of the Sea Fury, as well as two Grumman Trackers, two Bell UH-1B helicopters, two Westland HAS.31B helicopters, a de Havilland Sea Venom and a C-47. The Sea Fury will reportedly be on public display while engineering staff work to create a restoration/repair schedule which will hopefully see the machine returned to airworthy condition.
The Sea Fury, which was in storage at Air Affairs in Nowra, recently had its fuselage loaded onto a semitrailer for Friday’s journey. Click below to check out a video of the process.
Fantasy of Flight’s Kermit Weeks has released the second installment of his “Kerime Q’s” video series which answers select questions from his YouTube channel videos.
The second episode sees Kermit responding to questions on the P-51C paint scheme which were raised after the first episode. He then answers a broad selection of questions dealing with Hurricane Andrew and it’s aftermath, progress on the S-38 and Fokker D.VII, acquisition of the Seversky P-35, and much more.
Click below to check it out.
A “very complete” A-26B Invader project has hit the market. The listing states (in part):
Stock A26B 41-39486 in storage since 1964. WW2 and Korea history. Very complete. Everything is stored inside the wings are the only parts outside. This is a project that needs full restoration. Lot of new old parts. Several buildings of parts. Has a duel control kit included. Has a semi truck trailer included to move this airplane.
The aircraft is located in Kingsford, MI and is currently being offered for $40,000. Click here to check out the complete listing.
(Image: TSRL [Public Domain] via Wikimedia Commons)
After “countless hours” of work, the EAA Museum’s B-25H Mitchell “Berlin Express” returned to the air on Saturday for its first post-restoration flight.
As previously reported, the aircraft (N10V / S/N 43-4432) was originally delivered to the USAAF in 1943 and went on to serve as an administrative aircraft at several bases around the US. Following the war, it passed through the hands of several owners, including Tallmantz Aviation, who used the machine in the 1970 film Catch-22.
The B-25 was donated to the EAA Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in 1972 where it was restored to flying status as “The City of Burlington.” However, it was damaged in a landing accident in the 1980s, which resulted in cosmetic repairs and static display at the museum.
In 2015, the decision was made to fully restore the aircraft and return it to airworthy condition in order to “honor veterans and promote educational outreach.”
Click below to check out a video of the flight and an overview of the restoration.
Eduard has released a new 1/48 Fw 190A-8 model kit from “so-called New Generation Tools.”
The kit (82147) reportedly features Eduard plastic parts, pre-painted photo etched parts, a painting mask and marking options for five aircraft, including representations of W.Nr. 350189 of 12./JG 5; W.Nr. 960542 of Stab/JG 4; W.Nr. 171180 of 6./JG 300 (shown on box art above); W.Nr. 172733 flown by Uffz. Ernst Schroder and Ofhr. Walter Kohne’s machine of 3./JG 1. Click below to check out product page / livery profiles.
A pair of award winning North American P-51D Mustangs honoring the Pattillo brothers have hit the market. The offering includes 1944 P-51D S/N 44-73279 (N451D) “Sweet & Lovely” and 1945 P-51D S/N 45-11495 (N5551D) “Little Rebel.”
Sweet & Lovely’s airframe reportedly has 133 hours since restoration and is powered by a “Packard -1650-7 w -9 Heads and Banks.” Little Rebel’s airframe reportedly has 88 hours since restoration and is equipped with a “Packard -1650-7 w 500 Series Heads and Banks; Roush Pistons; Eye Engineering – Fingers.”
Features reportedly include new fuselages with new longhorns and skins, wings with new spars and skins, “everything new or overhauled.”
(Photo: D. Miller via Flickr)
A 1944 FM-2 Wildcat (S/N 16203 / N909WJ) has hit the market.
The aircraft reportedly has 602 hours since ground up restoration by Darrel Skurich and is powered by a Wright R-1820-56W with 607 SMOH by J.R.S. Engines. It is said to include an avionics package as well as Red Line brakes, Jasco alternator, wing jury struts, pre-oiler, oil recovery system and Concorde gel battery. The machine also comes with several spares, including a wingtip, manuals, main wheel and several tires.
The Wildcat is located at KARR Airport in IL and is currently being offered for $1,250,000. Click here to check out the complete listing.
(Photo: D. Miller via Flickr)
A kit-built Airdrome Aeroplanes Fokker D.VIII reproduction has hit the market. The listing states (in part):
Up for auction an Airdrome Aeroplanes Fokker DVIII kit build. very well built, Great paint job, instrument panel, electric start , Hirth 2 cylinder / 2 stroke engine 53hp , Hirth fuel injection system, g50 gear reduction. Wings are removed for storage but mount quickly. Lot’s of skill, time and effort went into this build. Proven 20 years plus design with many flying examples. The DVIII kit alone without engine, instruments,prop,etc. cost $5995.00 plus shipping. The plane has been taxi’ed and some runs but not flown or registered. Low starting bid of $999.00.
The aircraft is located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and is currently available for bidding. Click here to check out the complete listing.
E-Flite has released their new 80mm F-4 Phantom RC model in both BNF and PNP versions.
As previously reported, The offering is described as an “Extra Scale replica that delivers incredible performance in a great handling model.” Features reportedly include removable ordnance and tanks, strut covers, molded-in panel lines, LED lights, full-flying stabs, flaps and sequenced nose gear doors. Power is provided by a factory-installed high-power 6S-compatible brushless inrunner motor and 100-amp ESC.
The BNF version also includes a Spektrum 6-channel receiver with DSMX technology, optional-use SAFE Select flight envelope protection and AS3X technology offering “unmatched stability and precision.”