Trip report: American Aero Services

I have made a few other posts on some of the work being done at American Aero Services, like P-40, B-17 and the N1K1, but there is other work being as well as other aircraft on site awaiting action.

The former VAC TBM Avenger that landed in the Atlantic Ocean during an airshow.

The Collings Foundation’s TF-51 “Toulouse Nuts”.

The Collings Foundation B-25 “Tondelayo”.

Some PBY work being done.

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.