Kermit Weeks’ B-24 tour

Kermit Weeks recently made two videos to tour the insides of his Consolidated B-24. Videos are posted below.

 

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EAA award for American Aero Services

Great work by the team at American Aero Services!

From the Collings Foundation Facebook page:

“Congratulations to the restoration team of American Aero Services for the well-deserved win of World War II Reserve Grand Champion Warbird for the restoration of Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat BuNo 41476 at EAA AirVenture this past week! After seven years of restoration, the rare Hellcat is in factory-fresh condition and will eventually find itself in MA for display at various Collings Foundation events and airshows in the region.”

Birthday special with P-40 Warhawk “American Dream”

From Warbird Adventures:

“Today marks the birth of our P-40 Warhawk now known as “American Dream”! On May 29th, 1943; The finishing touches were applied to this beautiful old Warhawk and she was ready for Combat.

We celebrate her birthday by offering a coupon valid toward of any P-40 flight with us which is able to be applied from today until September 13th which was the day she was shot down during WWII.

The chance to fly this historic aircraft is truly something special and a sight to behold.”

Trip report — American Aero Services, 3 May 2019

On Saturday, stopped by American Aero Services to visit some of the work and aircraft currently on site. Thanks to the guys at the shop for letting us walk around while eating lunch.

This beautiful TBM was in the hangar undergoing some maintenance. The TBM “She’s the Boss” was at the shop and somehow, we forgot to take a photo.

The Collings Foundations P-38 is still undergoing some work to get it ready to be a regular flyer again.

Also, the Collings Foundation P-51B, is coming along nicely. Fuselage is together and the wings are on site. Looks like there may be a name change for this aircraft in the near future.

Getting close for flight is the Collings Foundation F6F Hellcat. Paint looks great on this aircraft.

Saw this on the walk out. Would make a great addition for the house!

Sanford-Orlando Airport, PV-1 Ventura moved to new location

The Lockheed PV-1 Ventura, that is on loan from the US Navy, is getting one step closer to be finished. The aircraft was recently moved and lifted to the new terminal that is under construction.  Restoration began back in the 2000 (history of the aircraft) with a different plan before the growth of the airport.

Here are some photos of the restoration from 2014.

Can’t wait to see this aircraft once the new terminal is open.

Photo credit: Orlando-Sanford Airport