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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:05 pm 
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Just announced on Facebook, the Fagen Fighters WWII Museum has purchased the Yanks Air Museum's restored F6F-5 Hellcat. They hope to have it flying by the summer of 2019.

Announcement here: https://www.facebook.com/FagenFightersW ... =3&theater

A great addition to Fagen's South Pacific SNJ, their Wildcat and their Helldiver (undergoing restoration to fly).


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Great news!! :drink3: :drink3:

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Yanks has another Hellcat, right?

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Great news!!! I think they ( Yanks ) has another. It’s -3 in resto


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Will they tow it to its new home behind a Dodge Ram? :)

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Thanks for the info, John. Great to see there will be another flying Hellcat!

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JohnB wrote:
Will they tow it to its new home behind a Dodge Ram? :)


A few passes with the angle grinder and it'll be good as new! :lol:

Great news for Fagen Fighters.

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Gotta ask.....does anyone know the price !!

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Just taking stock, Fagen's will join the CAF's Hellact, Friedkin's Hellcat and the Collings Hellcat (soon) as flying examples. Have I missed any??

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Pat Carry wrote:
Just taking stock, Fagen's will join the CAF's Hellact, Friedkin's Hellcat and the Collings Hellcat (soon) as flying examples. Have I missed any??



How about...

http://www.flyingheritage.com/Explore/T ... llcat.aspx

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Erickson Aircraft maybe, ex-LSFM.

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Erickson Aircraft maybe, ex-LSFM.

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Thanks!! Forgot about this one and the one at FHC.

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What about the ex-TFC Hellcat? Didn't that one end up with Rod Lewis?


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- Yep, Rod Lewis owns the former TFC Hellcat, and it has been undergoing a multiyear in-depth restoration to return to flying at Ezell Aviation.

- The Collings Foundation's Hellcat has been undergoing restoration to fly at American Aero Services.

- The Allied Fighters/Jack Croul Hellcat has been undergoing restoration to fly at Vintage Airframes (same shop that restored "Dottie Mae" for Jack Croul).

- Fagen Fighters, recently purchasing the Yanks Air Museum F6F-5, will be conducting an extensive "IRAN" in hopes of having it flying by the summer of 2019.

- The Yanks Air Museum is restoring an F6F-3 to airworthy condition (though they haven't flown any warbirds in years - with the exception of the Lockheed 12).

- The Erickson Aircraft Collection owns/operates a flying Hellcat (previously owned by the Lone Star Flight Museum).

- Dan Friedkin owns/operates a flyable Hellcat (last I saw it was on loan to the Lone Star Flight Museum for their grand opening last year).

- The Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum owns/operates a flying Hellcat.

- The Commemorative Air Force Southern California Wing operates a flying Hellcat.


There are a couple of Hellcats which used to be regular flyers, years ago, on display at the Kalamazoo Air Zoo and at the Palm Springs Air Museum.


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Not to get into anything too off topic here, but was there anything much left of the POF's F6F after it's accident?

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