We took advantage of some good weather the other week to clean out some hangars, shuffle some things around and find a new home for our Grumman Widgeon. Spring cleaning is actually kind of fun when you get to move a lot of airplanes. The only catch is that it can get a bit crowded on the grass getting all of the airplanes out of the hangar so you can sweep the floor.
Part of our goal was to consolidate some of our non-aviation things into one of our smaller hangars so we could create some room for airplanes in one of our bigger hangars. Though we also moved a few airplanes that aren’t quite together to the small hangar as well. Among them was a pair of Culver Vs. The Culver V came out after the end of World War II and was designed by Al Mooney.
One of our big goals for the day was to get our Grumman Widgeon out of the small hangar where it has sat all alone for a while now, and move it into the hangar with a bunch of friends. The Widgeon was flown regularly up until a few years ago, and we’re excited to get it on the restoration list. It is a J4F-2 model and served during World War II in the Navy and was stationed around the Pacific, including at Pearl Harbor. For now it will have to be content in its new parking spot.
We’ll be adding pages to the aircraft section of the website for both the Culver V, the Widgeon with more pictures and the history of the airplanes. We’ll be adding a bunch of our other project aircraft in the coming weeks as well. One of our big goals for the summer is to get all of our airplanes on the website whether they’re flying or just dreaming of flying.