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August update.

Posted by on Aug 10, 2017 in Blog | 2 comments

Work carries on with the P39, P40’s and also the dismantling and preparing of the Bristol Freighter for it’s trip to the UK. The P39 has had both of it’s wings trial fitted which was a huge relief to the team who had spent a lot of hours replacing and reaming wing fittings, with the wings on we are reminded that this is a small aeroplane...

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P40’s and P39.

Posted by on Jul 7, 2017 in Blog | 2 comments

Work has been progressing steadily with these 3 projects and I have put some new photos up on the project pages. The P39 has all of the new wing fittings now bolted in and the RH wing has been successfully trial fitted, I can safely say it has been bolted to the fuselage for the first time. The fuel tanks are now being made , 12 of the little buggers, these...

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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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