1-218-444-4478 PO BOX 847, BEMIDJI, MN 56619
1-218-444-4478 PO BOX 847, BEMIDJI, MN 56619

Month

July 2017
Texas Flying Legend Museum’s by Chuck Cravens Lope’s Hope 3rd sits ready for a visit by Dr. Donald Lopez, Jr. & Laura Lopez Update… The restoration is nearing completion as you will see in this month’s update. Many more visually interesting operations happen near the end, so this time there are many photos.  We will...
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The A&P/IA Mechanic performs and documents routine inspections and repairs, completes scheduled maintenance, and carries out any testing necessary for safety and regulatory compliance.
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A sunny Friday drive to Duluth this spring allowed many of us here at AirCorps the distinct pleasure of having lunch with Jervis Van Vleck Heimbach, (who goes by Van), his son, Bob, and grandson, Rob. Van piloted P-51s over the skies of Europe serving in the 319 Squadron, 325th Fighter Group, flying missions primarily...
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wing fairing on stretcher
The members of our Fabrication team are experts in re-creating WWII-era aircraft parts through a variety of techniques. They often combine modern technology with original methods and equipment from the 1940s that helped fulfill the immense production needs for the armed forces at the time.
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by Chuck Cravens She’s looking more like a flyable Mustang every day. Update Some skins and systems are in process this month and are nearing completion. Firewall forward area before the skins are fitted shown here. Rear angle view in this shot, she once again matches her name. Rudder hinge and pushrod shown  before the...
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A6M Zero
Texas Flying Legends Museum by Chuck Cravens Texas Flying Legend’s Museum: Honoring Our Past–Inspiring the Future.     Update This month marked the end of the repairs conducted at the AirCorps Aviation restoration shop.  The repaired Zero tail section was sent to Tri-State Aviation in Wahpeton, North Dakota, for reconnecting to the rest of the...
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