in an effort to get the Bellanca 14-19-3, recently donated to the APM by John Morrison, read for an annual inspection and subsequent delivery to Antique Airfield, AAA lifetime member Tom Bullion and Howard Foundation President Paul Bjornstad have jumped in with both feet. AAA lifetime member Jimmy Rollison will be handling the IA duties. Here's a report from Tom on what’s been accomplished so far.
Brent, We got the prop off and I took it to Memphis Propeller, Pablo rebuilt the actuator and it will work (Pablo rocks), compressions are awesome….. John did a kick ass job of pickling the a/c, I fixed the ELT (leaking badly from a D-cell), I cleaned the injectors, will clean the spark plugs when I get back from IAD. The aircraft with the prop AD done will ferry and both Pablo and I think it will annual OK. Couple instruments missing that ya'll need to advise us on. Tailwinds, T
We await word from the prop shop on the condition of the prop, then will move ahead with the maintenance and annual. If you would like to donate to this project to help pay for the prop overhaul or in getting the Bellanca flying and to Antique Airfield contact us here at the AAA/APM 641-938-2773 or AntiqueAirfield@sirisonline.com
Our "Thanks" to Tom, Paul and Jimmy for stepping up to help quickly get this project moving forward.