An airworthy Standard J-1 (N4732W / S/N T-4732) has hit the market. The listing states that the airframe has been fully restored to exacting original condition and has amassed 20 hours since restoration while the 150 hp Hispano Suiza A engine has 20 hours since major overhaul.
The aircraft is located in California and is currently being offered for $300,000. Click here to check out the complete listing.
(Photo: SDASM Archives via Flickr)
Eduard has released a new 1/72 Fokker D.VII model kit representing aircraft built by Ostdeutsche Albatros Werke (OAW).
The ProfiPACK edition (70131) kit is touted as offering Eduard plastic parts and decals, pre-painted photoetched parts, a painting mask and marking options for five machines, including the aircraft seen on the box art above, which was flown by Ltn. Wilhelm Leusch, CO of Jasta 19.
Product Page (GBP 12.50, or about US $16.15)
1946 Globe Swift GC-B1 N3318K (S/N 1311) has hit the market. The listing states (in part):
Airframe TT: 2767.51, Engine 320.73 SMOH. Continental O-300-A. Aluminum exterior with red trim. Gray fabric interior. Complete log books, paperwork, and manuals going back to 1946. Last annual/last flown in 2008. In hangar since then. Belonged to my grandfather, a retired US Navy Commander, meticulous pilot and A&P.
The aircraft is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky and is currently being offered for US $40,000, although offers are also being accepted. Click here to check out the complete listing.
Following a recent recovering, the French cockade worn by a reproduction of Bristol Scout 1264 has hit the market.
Bristol Scout 1264 was first flown in 2015 at Bicesterbefore travelling across to Thassos in Greece in 2016 for the 100 years commemoration of the RNAS in the Dardanelles and then taken to France as partof the commemorations of the Battle of the Somme…. This is the only airworthy Bristol Scout ‘C’ type in the world. She has original parts (stick,rudder bar and magneto) which Flight Lieutenant FDH Bremner brought home from his time in Greece on Thassos where he flew his ‘Beloved 1264’ as part of the Gallipoli Campaign in WWI.
The reproduction machine was reportedly rebuilt “to the within 99% of the 1914 specification.” This particular section of linen fabric was sourced from the side of the Scout’s fuselage and measures 77 x 56 cm. All funds raised will go towards work on the aircraft engine and associated transportation to shows around the UK.
The fabric is located in Ludlow, United Kingdom and is currently available for bidding. Click here to check out the complete listing.
For additional information on this aircraft, check out The Flying Machine #3. A new book on its history and recreation is also available here.
(Photo: Alan Wilson via Wikimedia Commons)
1944 Goodyear FG-1D Corsair N11Y (S/N 67087) wearing the colors of VF-17 “Jolly Rogers” has hit the market. The listing states (in part):
Goodyear Corsair 67087 was built by Goodyear Aircraft Corporation in Akron, Ohio in 1944. In the 1960’s it was sold to the Fuerza Aérea Salvadoreña and was used as a spares ship. Returning to the United States in the 1980’s, it was completely restored by Antique Aero of Rialto (later Paso Robles) CA.
The airframe has reportedly amassed 330.4 hrs since restoration by Antique Aero, while the Pratt & Whitney R-2800 CB3 engine has 164.8 hrs SMOH by Precision Engines.
The aircraft is located in California and is currently being offered for $2,500,000. Click here and here to check out the complete listings.
(Photo: Goshimini via Wikimedia Commons)
Eduard has released a limited edition “Barbarossa” dual combo model kit featuring Bf 109E and Bf 109F-2 aircraft in 1/48 scale.
The kit (11127) focuses on aircraft flown in the Soviet Union during Operation Barbarossa, and also through the second half of 1941. The offering reportedly includes Eduard plastic parts and decals, pre-painted photo-etched parts, a painting mask, resin parts for the seat and undercarriage wheels and marking options for 11 machines.
Product Page (US $83.95)
A 1954 Canadair T-33 Silver Star (S/N 375 / N33HW) has hit the market.
The listing states that the machine is AOPA PILOT magazine featured and includes three navs, three coms and a spare engine.
The aircraft is based in Santa Fe, New Mexico with pricing available upon request. Click here to check out the complete listing.
(Top Photo: SDASM [Public Domain] via Wikimedia Commons)
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.