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Update on Addison Pemberton's Custom Cabin Waco Project

Posted in Members | December 18, 2009

Addison Pemberton's Custom Cabin Waco project is coming along: "As you know 100’s and 100’s of hours making little things, then bang progress in one week. We have the airplane well on its way back together. I have the R760-E2 back from overhaul and the test cell fresh and spanky. I have the gear rebuilt and the tail group ailerons and lower wings now ready for cover. Wendy will be sticky soon with super seam. We are well into new fuse wood, top and belly installed and will have the new sides finished in a few months. I really plan to go fairing crazy and make it look real slippery. I will keep this airplane a long time as it is dentined to become my Blakesburg commuter."

HELP: Slideshow and Contest of Project Photos on

Posted in News | December 15, 2009

Tired of winter already? Need some inspiration to get you into the shop and working on that antique/classic? Well just in time for the Christmas Holidays is Brent Taylor Productions' current video, "HELP". Along with this video comes a challenge:

"HELP" features antiques, classics, replicas and homebuilts in need of and currently being restored/built by our members from around the country. It's two and half minutes long and contains 43 pictures of 38 distinct make and model aircraft. All these aircraft, with the exception of one easily identifiable homebuilt, have been featured on

So the first person to correctly identify, in the proper order, all 38 distinct make and model aircraft featured in "HELP" will receive the last available set of wings from the 2008 "Air Mail Days"! So sit back, enjoy the video, peruse the website and send your answers to

Brent Taylor

Restoration Center Donors since mid-November

Posted in Members | December 15, 2009

Thanks to these new donors since November 12 to the Restoration and Maintenance Center project at Antique Airfield:

Steve Curcio John Curcio Robert A. Kuhns
Chuck Doyle Robert McCorkle Jim & Lauri McDaniel
Harriet Quimby Amelia Earhart Orville Wright
Wilbur Wright Cam Blazer Lowell & Lynn Solterman
Jim & Dixie Igou Robert Foltz EAA Chapter 29 (in memory of Earl "Skeezix" Adkisson)
Rex A. Yoakam Raymond E. Robinson John E. Laughter
Fred C. Ellsworth Jim Jones (APM Trustee) Jim Fowler
David A. Helgerson    

You too can support the Restoration Center and become an Antique Airfield Ambassador with a square foot of the center in your name. Click on the interactive map below to see unclaimed feet, and to make an online donation!

Replacing A Cracked Spar

Posted in Members | December 15, 2009

Brian Meuser at Schellville Airport in Sonoma, CA has started replacing the cracked rear spar on one of the wings of his Curtiss-Wright 12-W project. Here's Brian separating ribs from the old spar in preparation for complete rear spar replacement. Nice technique Brian!

November/December Florida Antique Biplane Association and Florida Cub Flyers Newsletters

Posted in Chapter News | December 14, 2009

Here are Florida chapter newsletters for November and December 2009 - with reports on the Ocean Reef fly-in and Toys for Tots at The Tiki at St. Lucie County Airport:

See all the Chapter Newsletters.

Planes Visit Longmont, CO Park

Posted in Members | December 14, 2009

Doedo and Gail Schipper, and the antiquers at the Longmont Airport, took five airplanes to the Longmont Festival of Lights in the Park, about 3 miles from the airport. Doedo says "at one time we counted 7 police cars in front clearing traffic." The lights look good on a Bucker!

Dave and Jeanne Allen's Waco YKC Project

Posted in Members | December 14, 2009

Dave and Jeanne Allen wrote in at the request of Ben Taylor, who noticed their YKC project on the Waco forum and asked that they send a paragraph about the plane:

It is a 1934 YKC, serial #4223, NS14137, delivered to the State of Ohio Bureau of Aeronautics and used by the state until 1939. The original logs show the test flight by Paul C. Thornbury and all of the flight destinations and times but give no information about passengers. It must have been luxurious transportation in the 30's, when our nation was still very much in the grip of the depression. This could account for the lack of press, photos etc. on the use of the airplane.

The ship's interior was still very original with many items remaining in place that had only been seen in factory photos for many years. We are trying very hard to put it back the way it was when Ohio VIPs are assumed to have been flying in the 30's. We even had fabric woven to match the original. Much of the original fuselage wood work, which as you know is so critical on the WACO cabins, has been saved and as have most of the fairings. We are still working very hard to get the ship back in the air and make it to Antique Airfield as soon as possible.

Dave and Jeanne Allen

Rick Rezabeck's Stinson SR-9F

Posted in Members | December 14, 2009

Rick Rezabeck, of Canyon Country, CA, sent in photos of his Stinson SR-9F. Rick says: "She is lovingly referred to as The Goddess, in honor of her original owner, Katherine May Edwards."

Rich has numerous photos of NC18425 throughout its life, and it has no damage history. NC18425 was most recently restored by Dr. David Stark of Abilene, TX and it has won numerous awards since then.

Walt Bowe's Newly Acquired Waco SRE Project

Posted in Members | December 12, 2009

Walt Bowe sent us photos of a newly acquired Waco SRE project:

Well NC20967 is in Calaveras, CA at Bud Field Aviation now after sitting in Delano, CA for 50 Years owned by Clint and Jane Randolph. Bud Field, Mike Simmons and Myself, purchased the aircraft and will start the restoration next week. Thanks to Ben Taylor for the lead. We are thrilled to have a new company airplane. We will keep you posted with the progress.

Operation s' M*A*S*H Video: 14th annual "Pumpkin Drop" at Antique Airfield

Posted in News | December 10, 2009