Another Al Mooney Design joins the Collection

With the end of WWII insight the fertile mind of Al Mooney was once again at work coming up with his next wooden wonder, for it`s time the Culver “V” and the “V” stood for “Victory” was a revolutionary little Speedster which owed much of its design basis from the earlier and successful Cadet series […]

A Stinson Junior SM-8A Joins the Fold

Few things are quite as exciting around here than when a new airplane joins the collection. Throughout the summer Jim came across a handful of interesting airplanes that not only would fit perfectly into our museum, but also happened to be looking for new homes. The first of those airplanes we managed to acquire is […]

Pietenpol Sky Scout Progress

Our Pietenpol Sky Scout has been a background project for a few years now, but has received some regular attention the past few months. We’ve made some progress with the landing gear including acquiring some new covers for the spoke wheels. We have some new springs on the way and once we get the tires […]

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.