Friday, July 31, 2009

Historic Ohio Flight!


Please view the wave file explaining the Vintage Aero Flying Museum and the documentary covering the historic flight of its three Fokker aircraft!



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Norma Joyce
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Mike Wright

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Mayor Pontius
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Town of Hudson
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Pamela Buckland


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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Preparing for Dayton
















Hello Everyone!

We are preparing for our epic flight out to Dayton, Ohio with our 3 replica Fokker aircraft! Thank goodness for the help of Mark and Cindy Beam, Stuart Bergner, Brian Waltman, Mark Holliday and Dan Murray!!

Here's what we've been doing:

The Fokker DVIII has received a new 12 volt stater. This means no more hand propping and having our shins in the way of the propeller! It will also allow us to start the engine much quicker and more safely. The DVIII also received a new tail wheel spring which will improve our ground handling of the aircraft. It also was fitted with a new, streamlined rear cabane strut and had a brake pedal mount adjustment. It was also fitted with a quick oil drain valve to allow faster oil changes. It has received a thorough cleaning and inspection and has had its wheel bearings greased.

The Fokker DVII has just had a brand new Ranger 200 engine installed. It came from Brad Ball at Aviation Air in Santa Paul, CA. The DVII also received a new tail wheel spring. To conform to more original standards, it has also been fitted with tires that are in proportion with the rest of the aircraft. A 6" oil cooler has been added as well for better cooling of the engine. It has also received a thorough cleaning and inspection and has had its wheel bearings greased.

The Fokker Dr1 has had its landing gear repaired and its air foil between the wheels has been repaired with brand new bungees installed. It has also received a thorough cleaning and inspection and has had its wheel bearings greased.