Saturday, April 21, 2012

Coolidge airport

We are at a really cool airport between Phoenix and Tuscon  It's a WWII airport and they are still using (and improving) this neat hanger.

Lots of fun transient aircraft, this AN-2 is registered in Valdez.

The hangers have everything from warbirds and homebuilts to Citations in them.  The owners are real nice, opening up their hanger doors and showing us around when we drop in.

This DC-7 is airworthy.

There are a few C-130's in various states of repair, some used for spraying fire retardant and oil dispersant.

Some of the locals gave me some surplus 757 (I think) chairs I'm putting to good use...

We had a tailwheel shimmy problem pretty much the entire way down.  The tailspring was bent a little (the old one is on top of the new one here).

We've replaced every tailwheel part from the bellcranks back so hopefully we have it fixed for the trip home.


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