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1935 Fairchild 22 – NC14768

1935 Fairchild 22 – NC14768

The Fairchild 22 NC14768 was built by the Fairchild Aircraft Company in Hagerstown, MD in 1935. One of the several Model 22 variants, this aircraft originally had a Wright Gipsy 90 HP engine but was converted to a 125 HP Menasco Super Pirate engine when the aircraft was restored. Fairchild Model 22s are now very […]

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1929 Waco ATO – NC8565

1929 Waco ATO – NC8565

Owner/Pilot: Dennis Guentzel Waco Taperwing s/n A-83 was born 4/49/29 and delivered to its first owner, famous race pilot Johnny Livingston. Its original registration was NC8568. Records are sketchy, at best, but they show a transfer to a gentleman in Illinois a few years later. It was so registered until acquisition by Russ Gage, Canton, […]

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1929 Waco ASO – NC608N

1929 Waco ASO – NC608N

Owner/Pilot: Richard “Speed” Hornbeck Waco 08N was built by the Advanced Aircraft Company in Troy, Ohio, in October 1929 for the Texas Petroleum Company (Texaco) as its seventh airplane, and therefore is affectionately referred to as Texaco No. 7. The paint scheme you see it in now is almost exactly as it appeared when it […]

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1929 Travel Air 4000

1929 Travel Air 4000

Owner/Pilot: Clay Adams Clay “Pork Chop” Adams grew up in aviation. He became the family’s second-generation airline pilot, learning to fly at a very early age. Having flown 97 different aircraft, clay searched for an airplane that would do it all. Curtiss Wright manufactured this Travel Air 4000 in Wichita Kansas in October 1929 during […]

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1929 Travel Air 4000-NC379M

1929 Travel Air 4000-NC379M

Owner/Pilot: David “Candy Man” Mars A large measure of Southern charm, expertly blended with 40 years of flying vintage aircraft, makes a perfect recipe for this Mississippi barnstormer’s sweet success as owner/operator of Vintage Air Tours. Rumored to have soloed a Piper Cub at the age of two, the “Candy Man” is a legendary mixture […]

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1929 Travel Air 4000 – N455N

1929 Travel Air 4000 – N455N

Owners: Sharon & Gary Lust Pilot: Gary “Pops” Lust Gary Lust has been an antique airplane enthusiast for over 30 years and has operated, maintained, and restored several vintage airplanes. Three years ago he acquired this 1929 Travel Air 4000, which had been restored in the configuration of the ‘Flying Aces’, the longest operating Flying […]

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1929 Travel Air, Model 4-D – NC689K

1929 Travel Air, Model 4-D – NC689K

Owner/Pilot: Bruce McElhoe Travel Air 89K was manufactured by the Travel Air Manufacturing Co. in Wichita, Kansas in September, 1929. The factory produced 17 model 4-D’s before stopping production a few months later as the depression deepened. This is the only original Model 4-D still flying in the world today and won Grand Champion in […]

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