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Classic Wings Magazine WWII Naval Aviation Research Pacific Warbird Digest
Final Cut-The Post War B-17 Flying Fortress and Survivors - 5th Edition


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:45 am 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:47 am 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:30 am 
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FHC's Fw 190A I guess?


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:11 pm 
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Apparently Paul Allen's people have bdk under their control. Come on bdk, you KNOW you want to tell us! :)

Who did the test flight, JP or SH?

When it's releasable, please post pictures!


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Hoping for the FHC Fw190A.

Not to be a party-pooper, but has Don Hansen's flown yet and weren't they close?

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I have it on good authority it was SH in the FHC FW. Wasn't there so I have no photos. This is all second hand.


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I can't wait to shoot it next flying season!

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bdk wrote:
I have it on good authority it was SH in the FHC FW. Wasn't there so I have no photos. This is all second hand.


Did it happen in Tehachapi or Seattle?


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 2:10 pm 
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Here's the first flight photo from FHC's Facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=477343128665&set=a.115249348665.100226.13883518665

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We are excited to report, yesterday afternoon (December 1), the Flying Heritage ...Collection’s Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-5 flew for the first time since 1943. Warbird test pilot Steve Hinton lifted into the skies for a 20-minute maiden flight to test all major systems. Hinton reported that the vintage fighter passed its trial flight with flying colors. “The plane is very light, fast, and responsive,” reported Hinton. “This lived up to the history books.” Future flights will take place though December, and soon, the rare vintage aircraft will be on its way to Washington State to be put on display at the FHC. Photo courtesy of Jim Larsen and Air Classics magazine

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It would be great to see this plane fly, but I don't think the museum takes their planes out of the area to shows like EAA Osh, do they?
Does this one have the original engine, and about how much of the plane is original?
I'll be looking forward to the pirep on it.

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BMW powered FW-190 flights:

The final flight by a French NC.900 was on 22 June 1949.
First flight of FHC's FW-190 on 01 Dec 2010.

61 years, 5 months, 09 days

Well Done!


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Fantastic accomplishment.

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Congrats and well done to all who made it happen..... :wink:


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An absolutely amazing accomplishment!

Many, many thanks to all involved in the hard work, and to Mr. Allen for making this possible.

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