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    It's a 1946 Beech 18 that's been sitting for at least three years at the airport in Quitman, GA. It looks the same now as when I first saw it there. Where does it go from there?
    Last edited by winchman; 10-13-2013, 12:46 AM.
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    Your workshop. Make an offer.

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    • #3
      I don't think my lathe and mill would fit through the door.
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      • #4
        Didn't Sky King fly his niece, Penny, around the skies of the Southwest in one of those?

        By the looks of it, that one is going back to nature.


        Rex

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        • #5
          What happens? Flylo buys them!

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          • #6
            Send it over here, we will find a nice dry corner of our hangar and look after her..

            http://www.aviationmuseum.co.nz/cms/index.php

            This De Havilland Devon looked much worse than that when we rescued her from duty as a chook house..

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            • #7
              The Sky King series started out with a Cessna T-50 (similar to the Beech 18, but with one tail fin), but the later episodes used a Cessna 310.
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              • #8
                Artful, What is the sail plane in the background.
                ...Lew... (sailplane pilot)

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                • #9
                  Lew, I am going out there today and will try (to remember) to get the details.

                  John

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                  • #10
                    A DC-3 sat on the grass near the end of Bowman field in Louisville for years. It was allegedly used to transport drugs. The owners caught wind that the jig was up, and fled. I don't know what became of it. Probably got auctioned once the value of the plane was less than the airport fees.

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                    • #11
                      Sometimes old planes like that, end up like old planes like this:
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                      • #12
                        That's just pitiful.
                        No good deed goes unpunished.

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                        • #13
                          An old friend of mine reckoned that you'd never flown to a proper third world airstrip unless it had an abandoned DC3 as an office.
                          Paul Compton
                          www.morini-mania.co.uk
                          http://www.youtube.com/user/EVguru

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                          • #14
                            It's still registered, issued in 1990 and valid until 1/31/2016. Sounds like a project someone got bored (or broke) with.

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                              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TJk1jqzjYU
                              I just need one more tool,just one!

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