The new facility has everything a warbirdshop should have ... place, place, big airfield, industrial zone, again place
and of course a good team. In that shop there is work for now 7 apprentices, a team for the bodywork and of course a seperate shop for the paintjobs.
the paint shop
EDTG was formally an airfield used by the French in the fifties, after that the German Airforce used the airfield as base fot rhe Reece Sqd 52, at first on RF-84, later RF-104-G and "good ol smoker" RF-4E. The airfield was given up in the 80ties and a industrial zone occupied the ground. The rundway is huge, wide and long. Perfect for warbirds.
A new teammember, Juergen Meier (another Meier, but not from the family
) strengthenedthe team. Juergen was formally teammember of the Flugwerk company. He is from this second away responsible for the Focke Wulf project of Jerry Yagen. Years later he is responsible for all planes
poor Juergen. The pilots trust in this "Schwarzer Mann"
Juergen and Walter Eichhorn
In 2008 another Mustang arrived the shop. The TF-51 "Miss Stephanie" , later "DreamGirl" . Same job as on Huntress or Darlin Ann, but this plane belongs to the company. Achim is also flying instructor and with that TF he is able to teach other pilots flying a Mustang. That the other business case of MeierMotors, a warbird flying school. The owner of the Ex-Darlin Ann took some hours with Achim before he took the controls of his single seater. The TF has got the German Reg D-FTSI.
In 2009 the next "big ship" arrrived in the shop, a Chance Vought F4U-5NL Corsair. What a sensation ! This mighty plane in Germany. The F-AZYS was restored in South France for several years to series-7 standard and flew in the dress of the Aeronavale. In December 2009 the plane arrived in EDTG
The year 2010 began with another sensation, the Focke Wulf Fw190 A8/N (Flugwerk) G-FWAB was sold to a German customer and MeierMotors got the task to build it up, of course with German Registration. Serial 908554 was the second Fw190 in the shop and later in 2010 another one joined the planes, F-AZZJ.
At the same time another container reached the facility. The famous "Kindsvater-Buchon" was delivered to the shop. same tasks, assembly, maintenance, restauration, German registration and so on. Later in the year Walter Eichhorn managed the "first flight" with German Reg and ferried some days later the fighter to the new owner "air fighter academy GmbH" based on the island Usedom, North Germany
In April I got a call from Elmar. "Come along, we will get a Spitfire, approach 1500" .... wow a Spitfire. Now all famopus fighters are at the MeierMotors shop .... another milestone
Regards from Germany
(webmaster MeierMotors GmbH/ EDTG) http://www.meiermotors.com