Keep the Skinny Birds Flying Safely
I spoke with Kevin Rankin, Joe's son, who inherited the Rankin Airport (78Y) when Joe passed. Kevin's son, Brad, inherited Porterfield Aircraft. Everyone is busy, but fine, Kevin will soon be a…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Andy Gelston Nov 18, 2018.
I'm sitting in KMHT, writing this while waiting for my flight which should be wheels up in about 10 hours. I fly to Newark, then to Seattle, then to Great Falls, and should be wheels down at KHLN about midnight (about 31 hours from now). Hey, I live in New England! We can't get anywhere from here! 41VT is at Boulder (K3U9) Airport, about 25 miles south of Helena, MT. I'll buy a used bike Wednesday morning (I hope), and pedal on down to Boulder to start prepping myself and 41VT for our…Continue
Posted on October 14, 2013 at 6:30am — 1 Comment
DESCRIPTION: NC41VT is a 1941 FP-65, S/N 875, with an STC’d Franklin 90 installation, completed by Angelo Forte in the mid-50’s, turning a Flottorp wood prop. She has fresh Polyfiber covering and finish with the factory red and silver color scheme (ball with 2 stripes on each side). Medium weight fabric was used throughout, with heavy weight fabric used on the belly and lower surfaces of the horizontal stabilizers and elevators. The instrument panel is the deluxe version, made to…Continue
Posted on July 23, 2013 at 9:30pm
After tinkering for over three years on my Collegiate, the novelty finally wore off for Pokey Gordon and he asked me to remove the old girl from his shop in Helena, MT. Club member Tim Talen, who has a hangar in Boulder, MT, about 30 miles south of Helena, came to the rescue and arranged for a Boulder friend of his to rent a truck and haul the project to his hangar.
Tim's is a master restorer who specializes in Interstate Aircraft. I restored an Interstate Cadet back in the 80's…Continue
Posted on April 12, 2013 at 1:00pm — 5 Comments
FOR SALE • 1940 PORTERFIELD CP-65 Collegiate $25,000 LSA Qualified. First Collegiate 499.9 SMOH. 5519.1 TT. Hangered since restoration in 1967. Flying Airplane. All logs Books available on PDF. Current annual good to 01/31/2014. Located at AJO. Corona municipal airport, CA USA. Telephone: Contact Eric 951-247-9541 • Contact…Continue
Posted on March 3, 2013 at 1:10pm — 1 Comment