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A-26, 41-39401 AKA "Whistler's Mother"

Mon Oct 27, 2014 1:44 pm

Does anyone have any recent information as to the status of this aircraft? I picked up a copy of the "Air Classics" that had a full spread story on its restoration and reappearance at the 1984 Madera, CA, USA, airshow. Last reported location is with Kermit Weeks.

Re: A-26, 41-39401 AKA "Whistler's Mother"

Mon Oct 27, 2014 6:28 pm

Here it is when at Kermits in Tamiami. It was damaged during Hurricane Andrew. I believe that it out west waiting to be restored.


Mark Fidler

Re: A-26, 41-39401 AKA "Whistler's Mother"

Wed Oct 29, 2014 1:24 pm

I think in the hangar at Aero Trader in Chino. Been under repair for many years. Not sure it is much of a priority.

Re: A-26, 41-39401 AKA "Whistler's Mother"

Mon Nov 03, 2014 2:28 pm

Thanks for the lead on Aero Traders. Chino is only 100+ miles away and I'll see if I can confirm and maybe grab a pic the next time I am up that way.

Re: A-26, 41-39401 AKA "Whistler's Mother"

Tue Nov 04, 2014 2:37 pm

Yes, give them a call and ask if you can visit. At least they should be able to confirm that it is there. I'm also at Chino Airport on the weekends sometimes working onmy T-6 project.

Re: A-26, 41-39401 AKA "Whistler's Mother"

Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:26 am

Whistler's Mother is indeed at Aero Trader at Chino. Kermit himself recently posted an update on FB and there is a YouTube video of him doing a wal-around as well. Wrenches are being turned and it appears to be moving along nicely
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