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RIP Curtis 2007-2017

Posted by on May 7, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

After months of on going health problems and continuing weight loss the difficult decision was made to put the once feisty hangar cat to rest. It seemed strange to walk into the hangar this morning and not get tripped up by one cat demanding food. He will be missed but we could not stand to see the daily deterioration in his condition. Thanks to Trevor for...

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P40 wings.

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

I have posted some new photos on the website including one of the wings for one of the P40’s together, thats when you realise that you need more room than your average double garage to accomplish this.  

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A Busy couple of days.

Posted by on Apr 11, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Yesterday we had the pleasure of hosting Warbird collector and all round nice guy Kermit Weeks  on his first visit to Ardmore in over 8 years. And today to beat the weather (again) we shifted the Bristol Freighter across the airfield and onto our tarmac, there was a fair bit of grass tracking involved in this so even though we haven’t dried out from...

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B 170.

Posted by on Apr 7, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

The culmination of a lot of prep work came today when the wings were lifted off the Bristol Freighter and transported across the airfield to the Pioneer Aero tarmac. This is the first phase of what will be a rather large “pack up” before the aircraft leave New Zealand and heads back to Bristol. It is hoped that the fuselage can now be towed...

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Happy campers.

Posted by on Mar 31, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Normally there would be a great deal of suspicion with these two looking like this but we know that the tool man has just been and delivered the goodies.

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Warbird Radio

Posted by on Mar 15, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Thanks to Dave Homewood for having me as his guest yesterday on Warbird radio live. below is a link if any of you wish to listen in. Well I think I have posted the link. Wings Over New Zealand LIVE – Restorer Paul McSweeny – 3/14/17 – 9pm ET

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