1935 Northwestern Porterfield 35-70
NC15444, Serial # 786
Posted October 23, 2017
Comes with a spare LeBlond radial engine. Located in Krum, Texas. Asking $35K, or trade .Please text or call with any questions (leave message if I don't answer). Thanks.
Jake Bilstad (friend of owner)
Rare LSA Porterfield Makes Second Oshkosh Visit
By Randy Dufault
Dave Reichard wasn’t looking for a rare airplane when he began searching for a plane to exercise his newly minted sport pilot certificate in. At the time, an Aeronca Champ seemed like the logical choice since that was his mount for most of his training.
A for-sale listing changed that decision.
“I have a friend who looks at all the antique listings,” Dave said. “He told me one day, ‘Hey Dave, there’s a Porterfield for sale.’ And I said to him the same thing that everyone says to me when I say I have a Porterfield, ‘What’s a Porterfield?’”
A trip to a private airstrip in Kentucky followed, and Dave purchased the plane.
“My friend that told me about it has lots of tailwheel time in lots of different types. A friend who is my mechanic and is an IA and I went down … and we checked it out,” Dave said.
After some back and forth over the paperwork, Dave paid for the craft. Test flights demonstrated it had no bad tendencies and was a sweet-flying airplane.
A 7.3-hour cross-country effort brought the plane here to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 from its current home in the Dayton, Ohio, area. Eighty mph cruise speeds, and a particularly short range, make such trips a lengthy affair.
Dave last brought the plane to Oshkosh in 2014, shortly after he purchased it.
“In 2014, I met several other Porterfield owners, and one of them told me that there were 24 flying examples in the world,” Dave said. “A fellow I met this past [weekend] has one that’s bent, so there might only be 23 right now.”
“I have not met another Porterfield owner, except online or at AirVenture,” he added. “I’ve not seen another Porterfield [airplane].”
Porterfield built airplanes for a short period before World War II, and this LP65 (Lycoming powered) model was one of its last efforts. A tornado damaged this particular craft in the 1970s, and, according to Dave, it spent nearly 30 years of its 77-year life not flying. Restoration eventually happened, and the completed project appeared in the September 2008 issue of EAA’s Vintage Airplane magazine.
All Porterfield models are compliant, type-certificated light-sport aircraft.
Dave has added about 100 hours, half of his total time as a pilot, to the LP65 since he purchased it. He enjoys bringing it to fly-in events around the Dayton area, and is always ready and willing to answer the “What is it?” question.
“That’s what happens when you own a rare airplane,” Dave said.
1940 Porterfield LP65, N32328
Serial # 786
Posted Oct 9, 2016
Cleveland wheels and brakes, second propeller (climb), spare yellow tagged engine in parts.
Total Time: 1664 hrs.
Total Time: 1664 hrs. Engine: Lycoming 65 hp 94 SMOH Prop: Comes with a second (climb) prop Annual: Current
Exterior: The aircraft is done in the original Porterfield colors and scheme, with silver wings and red fuselage with silver trim. It was covered doped with the Stitts process and is flawless. Interior: A burled wood instrument panel and gray leather seats set off this gorgeous interior. No detail was overlooked. It must be seen.
Comments: This airplane will empty the pilot's lounge wherever it taxies in. This restoration makes the aircraft look as if it should be under lights in a museum. One of the most stunning ground up remanufacturing that I have seen in many years. Done at great expense and perfectly kept since. The aircraft has 1,664 hours total time on the airframe since new and 94 hours since major overhaul on its Lycoming 65. The annual has recently been done. Of course the airplane is hangared and has never sat outside overnight since its rebirth. Call me now to discuss this plane.
Steve Weaver Aircraft Sales Phone: 843-475-6868
PORTERFIELD • $15,000 • MUST SELL • 1940 Porterfield LP-65 Collegiate, TTAF 5395 Hr, TACH 1754 Hr., TTENG 3154.6 Hr., TSO 454 Hr., TSTO 112 Hr., Continental A-65-8F, Sensenich 7244 Propeller TSN 1756 Hr., Terra 720 Com Radio, CIR-11 ELT, Intercom, Must Sell, Health issue forces sale. The aircraft was restored in 1979 and covered with POLY Fiber process. Two 8.5 Gallon Wing tanks installed. Aircraft very well maintained and operated by owner A&P, IA, ASEMLG. For more information and details please call LeRoy Blum. 1-509-258-4543 between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm PST. Asking $19000.00 or make offer. • Contact LeRoy Blum, Owner - located NINE MILE FALLS, WA USA • Telephone: 5092584543 . • Fax: 5092584543 • Posted October 7, 2016 • Display Specs Page • Show all Ads posted by this Advertiser • Recommend This Ad to a Friend • Email Advertiser • Save to Watchlist • Report This Ad • View Larger Pictures
Posted Jan 15, 2016
1940 PORTERFIELD • $22,000 • FOR SALE TO GOOD HOME • Sweet "P" Field Needs New Guardian. 1940 Porterfield LP-65, NC27291, TTAF 5394.4, Cont. A65-8F, TTE 3200, TSCO 450. Airplane restored on a professional level for our second time in 1979, previously restored in 1957. All logbooks and paperwork perfect. Owned and operated by professional pilot/mechanic. $22,000 or Acceptable Offer. 2 Porterfied, Model LP-65 projects and spare parts also available separately - Make Offer. Buyers call 1-509-258-4543 for information between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm PDT. • Contact LeRoy Blum, Owner - located Deer Park, WA USA • Telephone: 509-258-4543 • Posted January 15, 2016 • Display Specs Page • Show all Ads posted by this Advertiser • Recommend This Ad to a Friend • Email Advertiser • Save to Watchlist • Report This Ad • View Larger Pictures