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 Post subject: Airliner News
PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 12:38 am 
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Not strictly warbird news (but more so than the movements of a Big Boy locomotive):

DC-7B N4887C is taxiing under her own power again...one more step in getting air back under her wings.

http://www.proplinerinfoexchange.com/1- ... s_news.htm


If you scroll a bit further down the link, you'll also encounter a February report on the rather pessimistic status of C-118A N578AS. Interestingly enough, as of 4/23, she is now under new ownership.

https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquir ... rtxt=578AS

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 Post subject: Re: Airliner News
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Very cool news !

Now we just need to build a fire under the folks down at New Smyrna airport to get their 7 up and running !


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excellent!!

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Current conjecture involves N4887C making just two flights: One short ferry hop over to Phoenix Mesa-Gateway (for full restoration), and then the longer jaunt to Atlanta and the Delta Flight Museum--as nice a retirement home for which an old, round-motor aeroplane could hope.

One of the current gems of that museum is DC-3 "Delta 41" (N28341). In my extensive (10-minute!) research, I could not determine whether this DC-3 is still flown occasionally or not. Her status with the FAA expires in November.

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Following Delta 41's restoration, she DID win a "Lindy" award at Oshkosh in 2000. I'm sure many are hopeful that N4887C would get the chance to show off at Oshkosh one day as well.

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