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Richard Hawley's Fairchild 24 Project

Posted in Members | February 08, 2010

Richard Hawley of Longmont, Colorado is restoring a Fairchild 24: I am being punished....the next Blakesburg will feature Fairchild aircraft and I will not be ready! The tail feathers and wings are ready for cover. The fuselage is coming back up from a bare-bones stripdown. I will keep the Learadio LF transceiver, Waller trailing ant. and the loop "manual" direction finder on the roof.

Ryan Georgi's Blog: Saturday, February 6 2010. Good Morning Vashon!

Posted in Members | February 07, 2010
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Ryan Georgi's Blog: Saturday, January 23 2010. Evening reconnaissance to note advances of Old Man Winter's forces. Snow level 3,600' MSL. Bah!

Posted in Members | February 07, 2010
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Stars in the Evening

Posted in News | February 04, 2010

Here's one that makes me pine for late summer days ended with a sky full of stars at Antique Airfield. -Russell

This photo was originally posted on the Antique Airfield page on Facebook. If you're a Facebook'er fan the Antique Airfield page for this and more photos.

Lenape Powered Cub Restored by Nick Hildreth

Posted in Members | February 04, 2010

Nick Hildreth of Red Oak, Iowa sent some photos of his Lenape-powered Cub. Nick says: "Currently under restoration, engine running, wings in progress, maybe Blakesburg 2010?"

Fairchild XNQ-1 and Fairchild 22 for 2010 Blakesburg Fly-In

Posted in News | February 04, 2010

Two more Fairchilds are confirmed attendees for this year's Blakesburg fly-in, Iowa Centenary of Flight featuring Fairchild Aircraft.

Fairchild XNQ-1, N5726, Don Pellegreno, Rhome, TX

Fairchild 22 C7D, NC14768, Steve Roth, Madison, VA

Wings are on Stinson Model O

Posted in News | February 04, 2010

The wings are now on the Stinson Model O replica being built at Evergreen Aviation Services.

Nick Hildreth's Cub on Skiis

Posted in Members | February 04, 2010

Nick Hildreth of Red Oak, Iowa says "The snow is good for one thing only!"

Dan Linn's Blog: How to Research Vintage Aircraft Part II

Posted in Members | February 04, 2010
This article is from Dan Linn's Blog Another Time, who has kindly granted permission to re-publish on
A few days have gone by since my posting "How to Research Vintage Aircraft" and a lot of other resources have crossed my mind.  Here are a few I have time to cover...

Photos... I mentioned Google Images but there are countless sites with aircraft pictures posted. covers mostly... you guessed it... airliners but if you get to digging you can find photos of vintage aircraft. is another devoted to mostly commercial aircraft but again... vintage aircraft shots do exist.  One of my favorites is  It hosts a large collection of black and white shots that are listed by manufacturer.  The highlight for me on this page is the Waco pictures.  For one more... see for a wide variety of vintage and Warbird aircraft from Australia and New Zealand.  There are many, many more... so recommend your favorites to us and we can post them.  I still use Google Images the most.

As mentioned by one of the readers of this blog in the comments section....  Type Clubs.  Know a type that you are passionate about?  A type club will help you with thorough research on a specific type.  Check out the type club listing through EAA's Vintage Aircraft Assoc.  The Type Club Listing is here.  These type club web sites usually have a photo page so be sure to watch for those.

Forums are all over the internet.  Like minded people share their love for their callings, interests and passions.  They are organized by topic and within those topics are posts.  Each post can be commented on by the registered readers.  Some posts are rich in history and photos.  Other posts are just a waste of someones typing on the keyboard!  The Warbird Information Exchange has a good Vintage Aviation forum.   I frequent the Plane Talk forum as well.  Check out the photos on Plane Talk showing aircraft from shows over in the U.K.

That covers a few more topics... I am off to the garage to sort some magazines... printed materials will be a future topic!

If you are new to reading a blog or article like the one above.... note that any of the underlined text will lead you to the web site that I have referenced by clicking on the text.

New Fairchild Club Newsletter

Posted in News | February 03, 2010

For those members and fans of Fairchild aircraft, the latest issue of the Fairchild Fan Club Newsletter is hot off the presses and will be in the mail Wednesday 2-03-10.

Interested in receiving this latest 24 page issue, but not a member of the AAA Fairchild Club? Contact editor Robert Taylor here at AAA headquarters: 641-938-2773 or