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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:30 pm 
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Thank you Coert for keeping tabs on the DC-3's and sharing this information!


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Added a new P-51 flyer to the list - P-51D-25-NA 44-73437 (N376TM), restored for the Dakota Territory Air Museum by Casey Odegaard and AirCorps Aviation.


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An update on a flyer: N41CQ was sold from Sweden to China and will be flying in a museum.

And: … another one flying again N33632, ex N166LG flew in Oct2019 to Sheboygan County Mem Apt.
check http://www.ahcw.org/dc-3-exhibit.html?f ... iuON9gTyIs

This makes 193 flyers.


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As updated early this morning, the RAAF Museum’s CAC Mustang A68-170 flew again today for the first time following an 8-year restoration/major overhaul program.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:43 am 
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Coert Munk wrote:
An update on a flyer: N41CQ was sold from Sweden to China and will be flying in a museum.


Coert, would love to hear more about this museum!


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The Tri-State Warbird Museum's R-2800 powered Flug Werk Fw-190 (N190AF) has flown, piloted by John Maloney:



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Steadfast is now registered in NZ as Yakovlev Yak-3U ZK-YOV to Team Steadfast Limited Blenheim (i.e. Omaka)

While I'm here I'll mention some WW1 replica activity in NZ. NZ Warbirds have imported (to fly) Carl R. Swanson Siemens-Schuckert D.IV Model SSW D-IV replica that was at Planes of Fame Museum, Valle-Williams, AZ.
And the first of the four Bristol Fighter replicas built for movies in the late 1970's and brought to NZ by Graham Orphan has flown. It too will go to NZ Warbirds, one has been sold to Australia, one will stay with an Omaka syndicate and the last is still available.
Back-story, photos and video links:
http://rnzaf.proboards.com/post/281372/thread


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bdk wrote:
Coert Munk wrote:
An update on a flyer: N41CQ was sold from Sweden to China and will be flying in a museum.


Coert, would love to hear more about this museum!



Still looking for details. The only info I got so far is that it's a museum with an unpronounceable name... ;-)


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Coert Munk wrote:
bdk wrote:
Coert Munk wrote:
An update on a flyer: N41CQ was sold from Sweden to China and will be flying in a museum.


Coert, would love to hear more about this museum!


Still looking for details. The only info I got so far is that it's a museum with an unpronounceable name... ;-)
Can you post something with the Chinese characters or the alphabetic facsimile? If it uses western alphabet characters it is likely Pinyin which can be translated readily.

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Hànyǔ Pīnyīn, often abbreviated to pinyin, is the official romanization system for Standard Chinese in mainland China and to some extent in Taiwan. It is often used to teach Standard Mandarin Chinese, which is normally written using Chinese characters. The system includes four diacritics denoting tones. Pinyin without tone marks is used to spell Chinese names and words in languages written with the Latin alphabet and also in certain computer input methods to enter Chinese characters.


I have ready access to someone that can translate from either the characters or Pinyin.


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on 41CQ: OK, will work on that.
Info I have: an Aviation Museum in Beijing, so far with aircraft on static display. 41CQ will be the first flyer. So, most likely it should be at an airport.
To be continued...


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Pleased to say Corsair F4U-5N VH-III FAH603 BuNo 123168 has returned to flying status after repairs to damage sustained in a wheels up landing nearly 3 years ago, successful test flight completed this morning with no defects reported, Pete

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Coert Munk wrote:
on 41CQ: OK, will work on that.
Info I have: an Aviation Museum in Beijing, so far with aircraft on static display. 41CQ will be the first flyer. So, most likely it should be at an airport.
To be continued...
Likely this one:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_Aviation_Museum

It is located on an old Cold-War era Chinese Air Force base complete with a hangar/tunnel in the side of a mountain.

The other pre-existing museums are in downtown Beijing without a nearby runway, so not likely there. I haven't been there in some years however so there may be something new I'm not aware of.


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bdk wrote:
Coert Munk wrote:
on 41CQ: OK, will work on that.
Info I have: an Aviation Museum in Beijing, so far with aircraft on static display. 41CQ will be the first flyer. So, most likely it should be at an airport.
To be continued...
Likely this one:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_Aviation_Museum

It is located on an old Cold-War era Chinese Air Force base complete with a hangar/tunnel in the side of a mountain.

The other pre-existing museums are in downtown Beijing without a nearby runway, so not likely there. I haven't been there in some years however so there may be something new I'm not aware of.



Brandon, have you visited this museum? They have a Mosquito and a Mustang among others.Looking for pics.


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At that particular museum, the "Mosquito" is mostly a mock-up/replica, with TU-2 parts, that mounts an original DH Mosquito left wing.

https://flickr.com/photos/nickchalloner/24226141943/
https://flickr.com/photos/nickchalloner/24735118932/

The Mustang at that particular museum is P-51K 44-12458, a former RoKAF example captured during the Korean War. In large part appearing original, but with other parts in-place of original missing components (replica canopy, different spinner and wheels, etc.)

http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/ph ... 4524L.html
http://www.skybird-ev.de/tour/china/datangshan/3032.jpg



A different museum, the Beijing Military Museum, also has another P-51 which is more complete, that being P-51D 44-73920, which had been given to the Chinese Nationalist AF in 1946 and was captured by communist forces in 1948.

https://flickr.com/photos/52287882@N05/48928260471/
https://flickr.com/photos/52287882@N05/48928453662/


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