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On the heels of his recently completed videos on the P-51D, Fantasy of Flight owner Kermit Weeks has announced that his “Kermie Cam” series will next focus on the Curtiss TP-40N.

In anticipation of the release, Weeks posted a new teaser video featuring a walk around and general information on the aircraft (S/N 44-47923), which is one of roughly 40 examples of the type built with dual controls. Before being acquired by Fantasy of Flight, the machine operated with the Tallmantz Collection and appeared in the films Death Chase and Tora! Tora! Tora!.

Click below to check out the new video. Part 1 is currently slated for release on Friday and will be posted here, along with additional parts in the series as they become available.

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For his latest series of “Kermie Cam” videos, Fantasy of Flight owner Kermit Weeks is shining the spotlight on his beautiful P-51D Mustang (S/N 45-11507).

This first installment of the three-part series features a pre-flight walk around complete with technical and historical details – including information about the original “Cripes A’ Mighty 3rd” (S/N 44-13321) flown by Maj. George Preddy from July to August 1944.

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Kermit Weeks, the owner of Fantasy of Flight in Polk City, Florida, recently had the opportunity to conduct a flight in a magnificent Albatros D.II reproduction built by Koloman Mayrhofer / Craftlab, and operated by the Vintage Aviator, Ltd. (TVAL) in New Zealand.

The experience was chronicled in two separate videos that can be seen by clicking the link below. Part 1 includes start up, taxi and takeoff, which is preceded by a walk-around and discussion of the aircraft’s design and construction with TVAL head Gene DeMarco. Part 2 features much of the flight itself, a perfect landing and a tour around the machine’s cockpit.

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As part of his “Kermie Cam” series, Fantasy of Flight owner Kermit Weeks filmed his first trip back to his Polk City, Florida museum after Hurricane Irma caused widespread devastation across the state this past week.

As the video reveals, the buildings did see some water intrusion, but the aircraft remained mostly untouched – a far cry from the heavy damage the collection saw following Hurricane Andrew in 1992.

Click below to check it out. Apart from surveying the damage, the video also serves as a brief tour, allowing viewers to catch some quick glimpses of current projects, including their Hawker Tempest and Sopwith Pup.

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For his latest series of “Kermie Cam” videos, Fantasy of Flight owner Kermit Weeks has been focusing on his Fieseler Storch.

The first two videos focused on the history and pre-flight inspection of the aircraft, while the latest video provides a pilot’s eye view of the Storch in flight.

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Kermit Weeks, owner of Fantasy of Flight in Polk City, Florida, has begun a new series of “Kermie Cam” videos focusing on his Fieseler Storch.

The first and second installments follow Kermit as he explains the pre-flight inspection of the machine. He also offers a bit of history on the type, which was used as a liaison aircraft during WW2 – transporting Erwin Rommel during the North African campaign, rescuing Italian dictator Benito Mussolini during Operation Eiche, and transporting the bomb that was used in a 1944 attempt to assassinate Hitler.

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