American Aero Services, Open Hangar Day – FW190

American Aero Services hosted an Open Hangar Day to showcase the work that they do.

An upcoming restoration that they are working on is the FW190 currently owned by the Collings Foundation. This will be a great restoration to watch.

American Aero Services, Open Hangar Day – The Bombers

American Aero Services hosted an Open Hangar Day to showcase the work that they do. Part of this work is the winter maintenance of the Collings Foundation’s Bomber Fleet.

Here is a collection of pictures of the bombers. Next will be fighters to include the P-51A, F6F Hellcat and the FW 190.

Collings Foundation B-17 engine start up

DABspotting posted this video on YouTube on Friday of the engine start up of the Collings Foundation’s B-17 at New Symnra Beach Airport. This B-17, as well as many others in the Collings fleet, spend part of the winter doing yearly maintenenace.

Open Hangar Day at American Aero Services, 5 Jan

American Aero Services will host an Open Hangar Day on 5 January at the New Symnra Beach Airport starting at 9 AM. The Collings Foundation’s B-17, B-24 and P-51 will be on display along with military vehicles.

Also, Florida Sport Aviation Antique and Classic Association (FSAACA) has been invited to attend so expect a few fly-ins.

Colling’s Foundation looking for tour help in Tallahassee for 4-6 March

The Colling’s Foundation posted this on their Facebook page today. If you are in the Tallahassee area and can help, respond as requested.

“Is there anyone in the Tallahassee FL area that could help spread the word of the Wings of Freedom tour coming to town? Send email to Hunter – hchaney@collingsfoundation.org
Happy New Year All ~”

Colling’s Foundation 2013 tour dates for Florida

The Colling’s Foundation has announced the following dates and stops for their Florida tour. More dates are forthcoming.

1/18-1/20     Sebring, FL  (B-17, B-24 & P-51)
Airport: Sebring Regional Airport
Location/Event: Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo

1/21-1/23     Zephyrhills, FL  (B-17, B-24 & P-51)
Airport: Zephyrhills Municipal Airport

1/23-1/25     TBD  (B-17, B-24 & P-51)

1/25-1/27     Venice, FL  (B-17, B-24 & P-51)
Airport: Venice Municipal Airport

1/28-1/30     Fort Myers, FL  (B-17, B-24 & P-51)
Airport: Page Field Airport

1/30-2/1     Marathon, FL  (B-17, B-24 & P-51)
Airport: The Florida Keys Marathon Airport

2/1-2/4     Boca Raton, FL  (B-17, B-24 & P-51)
Airport: Boca Raton Airport

2/4-2/8     TBD  (B-17, B-24 & P-51)

2/8-2/10     Fort Lauderdale, FL  (B-17, B-24 & P-51)
Airport: Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport