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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:03 am 
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Hi John,

I spent some time this weekend trying to tally the list for the Goose of ones that have been recently active. If some other forum members can verify and add any that I have missed.

Australia
VH-GWH B-49
VH-MBA 1164

Canada
C-FIOL B-107
C-FUAZ 1077
C-FMXW B-101
C-GDDJ 1184
C-GYVG B-117

United States
N9KL B-8
N42GL B-52
N70AL B-125/1226
N77AQ B-62
N119AA 1084
N401SJ 1168
N600ZE B-115
N640 B-123/1201
N642 B-137/1204
N703 B-81
N789 B-102
N985R B-86
N1019N B-30
N22932 B-139
N48550 1061
N68157 1138
N95467 1161
N39FG 1059
N159F B-55
N121SR 1084
N9074U 1129
N69263 1132
N7211 B-24
N778 B-56
N87U B-126
N6DF B-128


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:27 pm 
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That is awesome! Thank you Mick for all of your hard work in putting that together. I will add it to the front page list later today when I get home.


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DC-3 13541 N353MM returned to the skies on 11/20/20
https://youtu.be/eqxAfroZIhA


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He kept the tail up for a long time... :wink:

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Not on the list, but notable because it is an original Gnome 9N 160hp rotary in the air, Swanson SSW D.IV Replica ZK-SSW ex-N1094G first flight in nearly 38 years.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2020 2:34 pm 
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Warbirdnerd wrote:
DC-3 13541 N353MM returned to the skies on 11/20/20
https://youtu.be/eqxAfroZIhA


Wonder if she'll be repainted.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 6:18 pm 
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It that backfiring normal?


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:12 am 
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Goose update...a new addition?

L. Fenwick's Goose usually based near Sandpoint, Idaho, spent the summer at Felts Field, Spokane.
The FAA lists his plane as: B-32, N9750Z.

Attached is a photo of it flying with Addison Pemberton's USN-marked example...SN 1161, N95467.
It was taken by a photographer friend of Addison's so I don't have the copyright, but I don't think he would mind non commercial use like this.
If I'm wrong, I'll happily remove it.

Note the mods to '50Z:
A window in the cabin door, three-blade props with stainless spinners, and PBY-like retractable wingtip floats (which allows a gross weight increase due to less drag).

Also, note the horizontal strip on the windscreen which is lacking on '467.
Addison Pemberton told me that is a requirement if the aircraft has Plexiglas windscreens (as opposed to glass), like his example has.


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Yesterday, December 17th, Spitfire Mk.XVIII SM845 was flown from its previous home in England, where it had been owned by Richard Lake, to MeierMotors at Bremgarten, Germany for its new owner, Fliegerhorst GmbH & Co.KG. John Romain was the pilot on this delivery flight.

Now today, December 18th, Spitfire Mk.XVI TB252, restored by Avspecs at Ardmore, New Zealand, made its first test flight (followed by at least another). Restored to award-winning standard, with all original equipment and hardware present, the aircraft is owned by Charles Somers, who has a growing collection of some of the most impressive, award-winning warbirds in the US (including a P-40C and DH Mosquito which were also both restored by Avspecs, and previously owned by Rod Lewis). Somers bases his collection at the Sacramento McClellan Airport in California.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:54 pm 
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Hi john,

Thanks for your amazing job!

According to fagen fighter facebook page, their grumman hellcat restored by steve hinton and team have flown today!

https://fb.watch/2NP1zEkgx9/!

So one more hellcat in the sky! :drink3:


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Just added. :D

It looks absolutely phenomenal, with exceptional work once again from Fighter Rebuilders - I would say perhaps their finest restoration to-date.


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C-54/DC-4 update, We have acquired N9015Q to replace N500EJ and it should be flying within a month or two. Engines run, a gear swing was performed, and taxi tests are done. s/n 43-17228.

It will be reregistered N500EJ replacing 44-9144 which is our damaged C-54.

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Nice... pop2

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:24 pm 
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+1 for the DC4/C54 fliers. Ralph Peterson has just reported N3054V is back in service with Alaska Air Fuel after writing off the other one last fall.


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Spotted on Facebook, the Dakota Territory Museum F8F Bearcat has flown again and flown over 20 hours after her initial test flights were interrupted by the engine making metal back in 2019!


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