Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Update on Rick's Fairchild

Alert readers may recall that Rick Thompson found a 1934 KR Fairchild F-24 C8-C in Alaska a few years back. He has been busy ever since restoring this magnificent airplane to better-than-new condition. Here, in his own words, is the latest progress report on "Amelia":

"Date: July 29, 2013, 3:21:26 PM EDT

Subject: Update

Hello everyone,
It's been a while so I thought I would send you some images of the progress on the ship.  

Work Area

3/4 View

"We are still working on the doors at the moment and getting ready to cover the vertical fin and rudder as soon as we have some cooler weather. The wind shield (wind screen for you Trev.) is done and is ready to install. 

Seats View

Instrument Panel

"Thanks to Rose for the fine work on the seats, side panels, and headliner.

"You may notice that we are naming her "Amelia" after my grandmother's 3rd cousin Amelia Earhart. I thought it would be a fitting tribute.

Take care.

More can be found about Rick's project here on the blog. Take a look at: