Ever since getting the fabric off of the Stinson SR-9C Reliant we acquired last winter, it’s been no secret that there is a lot of work to be done on this airplane. Most of the wood work will have to be redone and there’s a fair amount of metal work as well.
Progress continues on the Vagabond. The control surfaces are now covered. The next big step is to take it over to the paint booth and start to make it look even nicer on the outside.
One of the airplanes that has been sitting patiently in the restoration hangar is the museum’s Piper PA-15 Vagabond. Progress is always being made on the Vagabond, despite some of the more attention grabbing airplanes like the Waco QCF-2 and Stinson SR-9C that probably get longer inspections from visitors. But the little PA-15 sits quietly, not complaining and is getting closer to flying every week.