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Update on Thunder Mustang “Carbon Copy”

By Lucy Walters George and I have been working on our Thunder Mustang project on and off since 1998. We can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. A Thunder Mustang is a ¾ scale P51 carbon … Continue reading

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Salute From The Shore V

Submitted by Jim Hamilton The restored C-47 in the video below is owned and flown by former SC Aeronautics Commissioner Barry G. Avent. It was one of the C-47s involved in operation Market Garden during the WWII invasion of Europe. … Continue reading

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EAA Ford Tri-Motor Tour Stop Review

The powerful roar of the three Pratt & Whitney 985 engines off in the distance was unmistakable. The EAA Ford tri-motor, “Tin Goose”, had arrived in the Columbia area and, in just a few minutes, would be touching down on … Continue reading

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Doolittle Raiders’ Final Toast Saturday, November 9, 2013 At 6:00 p.m.

By Mac Burton Sixty seven years ago the Doolittle Raiders got together for their 1st anniversary of their famous raid on Tokyo. They agreed that they would get together every year thereafter until there were only 2 left and that … Continue reading

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EAA’s Ford Tri-motor Arrives At KCUB

EAA’s Ford tri-motor arrived at Jim Hamilton-LB Owens Airport (KCUB) this morning around 10:30 a.m. It transitioned to here from its last stop at Monroe, NC. The pilot, Colin Soucy, and co-pilot, Rich Desjardins, artfully directed the tri-motor into a … Continue reading

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‘Thanks Chapter 242′ From Free To Be Me’s Mike Roberson

An email from Mike Roberson of Free To Be Me Chapter 242, I can not thank you enough for the hospitality and hard work you all put in to make the Free To Be Me Event a success! At first … Continue reading

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Minutes of the October 2012 Executive Committee Meeting

The meeting was called to order at 6:30 PM. ATTENDING: Gerry Biehl, Jim Herpst, Mike Hoover, Rick Morse, Xen Motsinger, Tom Roberts and Bob Stearns TREASURER: No changes. The revised budget has been completed. We have enough cash to fund … Continue reading

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WWII Veterans Re-Visit Ft. Benning Aboard C-47

By Ron Shelton, photos by Niall McLaughlin On Thursday, October 4, 2012, several area veterans traveled to Fort Benning, Georgia, to visit and tour the Airborne School Museum. They were flown to Fort Benning aboard a C-47 owned and piloted … Continue reading

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EAA VAA Chapter 3 Vintage Fall Fly-In Oct. 4-7 Camden

October 4-7, 2012 EAA VAA Chapter 3 Vintage Fall Fly-In Woodward Field Airport (KCDN) Camden, SC EAA – VAA Chapter 3

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Walters Thunder Mustang Update

We had to separate the fuselage from the wings on the Thunder Mustang. George will be carrying the two parts separately to the paint shop. It was a big job to separate them. We don’t plan to do that again! … Continue reading

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