North Cascades Vintage Aircraft Museum 1961 Piper Colt pre-flight, start-up, taxi and flying video in the North Cascades and over Baker Lake.
About Drew Jenkins
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Entries by Drew Jenkins
A dream of mine was finally fulfilled after 13 years of waiting. When I was 12 my dad, Jim Jenkins the Director of our Museum, bought me my first airplane it was a 1961 Piper PA22-108 Colt. I was so excited, I was finally able to start my flight training. After taking a couple of […]
For a long time I have been discussing how we here at the museum can give back to the aviation community, specifically getting the younger generation involved. An opportunity presented itself in the way of mentoring a young man everything we know, so that he can earn his airframe and powerplant certificate. Introducing Sean Phillips! Sean […]
Flying weather is here! We want to give you a sample of a few great Fly-Ins and aviation events happening in Western Washington in the coming months. There are many more in other parts of Washington and the Pacific Northwest, see our calendar listing here. Of course, we want to remind you we have our own […]
“We have a good time while doing good work,” says Leo Dondlinger, vice-president of the Puget Sound Antique Airplane Club. Leo and his wife, Gail, join about 120 others who are members of the club to do good deeds while enjoying the fun of owning and flying vintage aircraft. In Leo and Gail’s case, until recently, […]
When we last left our intrepid crew, they had just touched down after maneuvering through buffeting winds that had them gripping whatever they could find in the cockpit. However, Jim, Drew & Brian’s adventure is still not without a few bumps as we’ll see… The following morning wasn’t much better wind-wise but we HAD to […]
March brings Women in Aviation Month and today is International Women’s Day, so we’d like to celebrate female aviators and friends that have a connection to the museum. First is Jackie Cochran who broke records throughout her life as an aviator. One of them occurred in a plane we are happy to have in our […]
In our last post, Jim, Drew and Brian took our just-acquired Staggerwing for a test flight. This post tells of our excited crew ready to fly her cross-country from Philadelphia home to Concrete, WA. Museum Director and Head of Restoration, Jim Jenkins, reveals that it just so happened that around the same time they were scheduled […]
Stop! Before you do anything else, grab your calendar — virtual, paper or otherwise — and block out Friday July, 22 through Sunday, July 24. Go ahead I’ll wait… Got it? Great. Those are the days when we will host the premiere Fly-In in the Northwest. Each year we have pilots and their friends and […]
In Part III, our crew inspected the Staggerwing to ascertain whether they wanted to make it the museum’s next acquisition. They decided they did. Now, in Part IV, Jim, Drew and Brian make final adjustments and then take the aircraft for it’s first test flight. By Thursday afternoon we were running out of excuses to […]