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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 1:39 am 
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Time for another visit, and again, other than the nose glass now missing, the rest seems as it was before-- dirty, and neglected-- but I did not notice any new damage. I was dismayed to see that the pigeons are nesting in the wings, so who knows what kind of corrosion is going on in there now.

I took a bunch of photos wih my regular camera, which I will post later, but here are a few panoramic shots taken with the phone (the fence makes photography very difficult!)

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More later in the week when I get back,

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:44 pm 
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Here are the rest of the shots that I took of 44-85738 earlier this week:

Behind the fence:

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Interior is totally stripped out:

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Nose plexiglass is missing (but thankfully covered by a flat sheet of plexiglass):

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Pigeons on the inboard engine-- they later flew into the wing vents and were scratching around on the inside of the wing (which made me cringe!):

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I hope for a better future for this beauty one day!

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THAT THING FLEW IN?!!?!!? GEEEEZ that 17 needs a new home. Preferably one that will restore her to fly.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 3:57 pm 
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i was the area again yesterday and stopped by to see if anything had changed with "Preston's Pride" and was plesantly surprised to see that the plexiglass nose cone had been put back on and the markings had been repainted (albeit not correctly).

I will post a pic when I get home.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 8:32 pm 
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Here is the promised pic of "Preston's Pride" with the insignia and squadron markings repainted-- my photo of the nose did not turn out very good (LOL)

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Sad girl..

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This week brought me back down to Tulare, CA, and of course I needed to check in on "Preston's Pride" to see how the elements had been treating the old girl--

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I did not notice any "new" damage, but the flying rats are still poking there head out of the engines and any openings-- maybe one day this beautiful aircraft will get the love it deserves...

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Hopefully very soon, if not by years end... by early next year, a team will gather in Tulare to polish Prestons Pride. We are gearing up for it now.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:35 am 
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Preston is likely not very proud at the moment. And the plastic owl is not keeping the pigeons at bay.

I know it will look great once Superior Shine gets done with it!


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