Fabrication Continues on Bulldog Controls

Despite a lack of updates here on the website, work continues progressing on the Bulldog. It’s been a busy summer with a handful of airshows and other airplanes that need attention, but the one constant here in the maintenance hangar is constant progress on the Hall Springfield Bulldog. One of the tricky parts for Jim, […]

North Cascades Vintage Fly-In 2012

The 2012 edition of the North Cascades Vintage Fly-In was another great get together of pilots and vintage airplanes from around the pacific northwest. Despite some cloudy weather on Friday, a decent number of early arrivals spent the night here at 3W5. On Saturday the weather was back to the July sunshine and more than […]

A Long Nose Fairchild 24 Joins The Museum

Sometimes an opportunity comes along that is too good to pass up. That was the case with the museum’s newest airplane, a Fairchild F24R. With a Ranger engine tucked beneath the long cowling, the F24R joins our growing lineup of Fairchild aircraft including the Fairchild 22 we acquired last fall, the PT-19 that has been […]

The shop mascots

These two culprits are the Restoration Shop Security  Crew, Colt on the left has been getting some dual from the Famous Winnie mae on the right . Colt looks hung over! must be those dope fumes.

Fred Ludtke and long wing Monocoupe 90AW NC18166

Fred and his Monocoupe

Fearleess Fred Ludtke with his old mount , Monocoupe 90AW145  , NC18166 , it`s been over 30 years since Fred flew in his airshow routine , Four G`s Four minutes. It shows you that good things can come around twice!! On a later trip to the Museum Fred and son`s Marc and Rick  enjoyed their […]

Paul Cullmen comes for a visit

Our loyal friend Paul Cullmen visited the museum a few weeks ago with his newest machine, a beautiful Meyers 145 a rare bird indeed. this Meyers has been re-engined with a Fuel injected I0360 Continental and constant speed prop, this combonation makes for a real tiger. Paul lent us his Curtiss Jr pusher two winters […]

Mirror finish is complete

With Andy getting the NEW 120 wheelpant upto a mirror shine, we`re ready for the Dark green trim on the raised beaded body line, hours and hours just on these two parts!! but the little 120 will be nice!    Fitting the new wheel pant bracketts and overhauled brake calipers, a formed streamlined cuff will cover all of […]