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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 3:59 am 
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That looks fantastic Mark.

I met you in your hangar several weeks ago, Daniel from Midland.

Looking forward to checking it out in person.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 3:29 pm 
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I hope after you washed it, you remember which wing was which :lol: :lol: :lol:

Cant wait to see it flying again!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 8:43 pm 
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Daniel,

Call next time when you fly into FTW and we'll go have a look.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:59 pm 
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Mark,

I visited with you a few months back and you were making plans to fly the Yale. Has it flown yet?

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Received a note today that the Yale has 15 hours of flying under her wings since the restoration.

https://youtu.be/LIOHPYxDJCE

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Fantastic - thanks for posting, Dan! Any more on this a/c please do share - there's at least one very interested party out here. 8)

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:17 am 
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It seems I have arrived too late, the images on this thread are gone :-(

Is it possible to re-post them? Or if anyone have them archived contact me, please?

Thanks in advance!

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:32 am 
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Fernando Estanislau wrote:
It seems I have arrived too late, the images on this thread are gone :-(

Is it possible to re-post them? Or if anyone have them archived contact me, please?

Thanks in advance!

Fernando Estanislau


Here is a direct link to the photobucket album the images were linked from.

http://s439.photobucket.com/user/mcyrie ... t=3&page=1

Browser extensions are also available to restore missing photobucket pictures for future browsing

Firefox extension https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... src=search

Chrome extension https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... jjgj?hl=en


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:06 am 
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Many thanks, Thomas. Went there and got the images, very nice!

However, and especially due to the importance of this aircraft, it is odd how difficult it is to find images of it.
With exception of this thread and the three images posted here:

http://flytoanothertime.blogspot.com.br ... otype.html

...I haven't found any! One can dream of a full walkaround...??? (sigh)


Best regards, your help was much appreciated.


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RCAF No. 3464
North American Yale

First NA-64 built.
Serial No. 64-2033

First date: September 27, 1940 - Taken on strength

Used by No. 12 Communications Squadron at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario. Category "C "damage on July 29, 1941 at Rockcliffe. Had 1,570:35 airframe time when struck off. Last date: September 25, 1946 - Struck off strength to War Assets for sale.

Sold to Ernie Simmons of Tillsonburg, Ontario. Reported for sale in Texas in 1990.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:47 pm 
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The famous Simmons sale was in 1970-72?
His collection was featured in the first Air Classics I recall reading.

Any idea where the aircraft was between the sale and the 1990 date mentioned above?

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Tom Reilly of Florida 1970-1975
Ray Kirkpatrick of Texas 1975-2015
Mark Cyrier of Texas 2015-present


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:14 am 
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Yaleno1 wrote:
Tom Reilly of Florida 1970-1975
Ray Kirkpatrick of Texas 1975-2015
Mark Cyrier of Texas 2015-present

To add to that, I believe that this was one of the six or so Yales that Tom Reilly acquired after the Simmons auction from folks who bought airplanes and didn't really have a plan to restore them.
This was told to me by the chap who took the records at the Simmons auction for Dan Murray (the auctioneer) as Tom supposedly called this guy up after the sale and asked him to put him in touch with as many of the Yale buyers as he could. He ended up acquiring 6 or 7 Yales this way, including 3424, 3434 and 3447.

In one of the records I borrowed and scanned from Tom Dietrich (of the Tiger Boys fame...he's owned six Yales over the years: 3359, 3409, 3411, 3416, 3454 & 3456) it shows his handwritten note that 3464 was located at Muir, Ontario (a small hamlet on Hwy 53 between Woodstock & Burford) so I am assuming that the original post-Simmons owner was from Muir and he ended up selling it shortly afterwards to Tom Reilly. Probably within a few months to a year of the sale (Labour Day Weekend 1970)

Hope this makes sense...lol

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From left to right are 3458 (Reynolds-Alberta Museum, Wetaskiwin, AB), 3447 (remains are with the Air Group 1 Wing of the CAF), 3430 (Western Canada Aviation Museum in Winnipeg), 3464, 3350 (CWHM) and 3450 (formerly CAF, now under restoration in France)

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:35 am 
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Thanks Shane for the information and the photo from Ernie's.

Mark


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:58 am 
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I recall reading in the Air Classics article previously mentioned, one f the Yales was bought by a non-aviation guy who thought it would be a nice play set for his kids. Hopefully, that airframe eventually found a good home.

The article gave me the impression that since they went for reasonable prices, many were bought by people unaccustomed to antique aircraft and whose dreams were bigger than their capabilities or wallets.
Those are the aircraft Reilly probably got.

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