Lope’s Hope 3rd
Texas Flying Legends by Chuck Cravens Ryan has been working on the dorsal fin, restoring it to  flawless condition. Some of the fillets around the empennage were  formed and installed as well. Update: This month found us waiting for Lope’s Hope 3rd’s wings to be completed and shipped, so the crew spent most of their...
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Texas Flying Legends by Chuck Cravens Veterans sitin front of Lope’s Hope 3rd celebrating Veterans’ Day at the AirCorps Aviation restoration shop. Captain Donald Lopez’s last combat missions: November 11, 1944 (Armistice Day) The origin of what we now call Veteran’s Day was celebrated on the date the Great War ended, now of course, called...
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