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8081 (N37733) in her new home

I finally got my new bird home yesterday, June 6th, which is the anniversary of it’s first flight in 1941. I had to have a borrowed right m…

Started by Steve Ahrens

4 4 hours ago
Reply by Mark

Joe Rankin

Hello, while going through the owner history of our Porterfield NC 27249, I see that it was owned for a brief period in 1956 by John W Rank…

Started by Mark

1 on Monday
Reply by Andy Gelston

Club member featured in Air & Space Magazine article

Unfortunately, the article isn't about her Flyabout project... https://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/petrels-strange-journey-180970

Started by Andy Gelston

0 May 21

Carb Heat Box for CP-65

carbbox.jpg Does anyone know where to find/information on the round type carb heat box? It's on the CP-65 A65. All of the other boxes I ha…

Started by Carl Gingras

1 May 20
Reply by Andy Gelston

Serial Numbers

Hi All, Hopping some of you learned Porterfield experts can help.   I’m intrigued with the serial number of my Collegiate. Reading the hist…

Started by Steve Ahrens

5 May 20
Reply by Andy Gelston

Porterfield Club newsletters from fifty years ago, available here

Half a century ago, Bob Schindler restarted the Porterfield Club and mailed out newsletters to its membership.  Member Bill Skinner went th…

Started by Andy Gelston

2 May 13
Reply by Steve Ahrens

American Eaglet

I saw an American Eaglet posted on Facebook. Interesting pictures.... NC597Y $15K Location: San Antonio https://www.facebook.com/commerce/

Started by Bill Skinner

1 May 1
Reply by Andy Andraka

Collegiate at Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

If you do a search for them on YouTube, you'll see all of their videos, like these: https://youtu.be/q6S8Byj9JgM and https://youtu.be/Cd0oc

Started by Andy Gelston

0 Mar 15

Looking for drawings

Can anyone tell me where I might find a good source of drawings for the LP65?  Currently, I need information on the nuts and bolts used to…

Started by Bryant Chambers

4 Feb 11
Reply by Bryant Chambers

Florida Flyabout on Ebay

N326GH. $39K, OBO 5 Year Restoration completed Feb, 2018 Fresh Annual Jan 2020  Total time: 1052 hours Airplane flies true and straight 90…

Started by Andy Gelston

1 Dec 16, 2020
Reply by Andy Gelston


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