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Great Porterfield Flight of 3 to be featured in EAA Vintage Mag!
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Hello Porterfield Fans!Our Porterfield flight of 3  (piloted by club members Bob Cable, Mike Polley and Chris Bergen) to Ottumwa, Iowa and back (from Southern California- CCB) for the Antique…Continue

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Jerri & Chris Bergen replied to Jerri & Chris Bergen's discussion Great Porterfield Flight of 3 to be featured in EAA Vintage Mag!
"Bill, The "other things" mentioned in the paragraphs above would be a metal prop on a 100 hp engine and a set of wings with metal ribs that hadn't been installed.  Joe has many things that he would like to change but didn't…"
Nov 9, 2016
Bill replied to Jerri & Chris Bergen's discussion Great Porterfield Flight of 3 to be featured in EAA Vintage Mag!
"Jerri, I happened to catch your letter about the flight to the Antique Aircraft fly in and the stop over at Rankin airport.  I  am curious as to what Joe had done to his aircraft.  What did you mean when you  mention "other…"
Nov 9, 2016
Andy Gelston replied to Jerri & Chris Bergen's discussion Great Porterfield Flight of 3 to be featured in EAA Vintage Mag!
"Thanks for the follow-up report & photos, Chris!  Facebook??? Why didn't you blog it here?  Oh well, it will be nice to see Collegiates gracing the cover of Vintage again.  These skinny birds sure could use the…"
Sep 19, 2016
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Great Porterfield Flight of 3 to be featured in EAA Vintage Mag!

Hello Porterfield Fans!Our Porterfield flight of 3  (piloted by club members Bob Cable, Mike Polley and Chris Bergen) to Ottumwa, Iowa and back (from Southern California- CCB) for the Antique Aircraft Association Flyin was great fun- and included 40 hours of flight time in our 'skinny birds', over 10 days.    We chatted with AAA Founder Robert Taylor, a longtime Porterfield fan (who still owns the Porterfield he soloed in - 1947!).  We  met one other Porterfield LP 65, flown by Mike Weidhaas,…See More
Sep 17, 2016
Michael Weidhaas commented on Jerri & Chris Bergen's blog post Porterfield Formation flight to Ottumwa!
"It was good to see your red, white, and blue Porterfield aircraft at the Antique Airplane Association flying over Labor Day 2016"
Sep 7, 2016
Jerri & Chris Bergen commented on Jerri & Chris Bergen's blog post Porterfield Formation flight to Ottumwa!
"Ok - call me INEPT... we have a C-75-- NOT a CP-75... :)"
Jul 3, 2016
Jerri & Chris Bergen posted a blog post

Porterfield Formation flight to Ottumwa!

We're excited to post the plans for our 3-ship Porterfield flight from Cable Airport (CCB), Upland, CA to Ottumwa, Iowa, for the Antique Aircraft Association flyin, over Labor Day weekend.We'll leave here with our 3 Porterfields  (1940, 1941 Collegiates, and a CP 75) around August 25th, and plan to arrive at Ottumwa August 30th.  We're currently planning our route options (via the I 15 north, or the I 40 east, or I 10 south and east). Our chase vehicles are a motorhome and a truck- so we'll…See More
Jul 3, 2016
Jerri & Chris Bergen and Heather Greer are now friends
Dec 21, 2012
Jerri & Chris Bergen commented on Darryl Coit's blog post Needed: nose cowl, chin cowl, drawing for battery installation and Porterfield decal
"Darryl, We have digitized the Porterfield-Turner emblem and can print it in any size you like on waterslide or vinyl.  We can also change the color combination if you wish.  My wife owns an aviation art business www.victorygirl.com and…"
Dec 22, 2010
Jerri & Chris Bergen left a comment for Jason Algra
"Jason, good to hear from you! Had a great time at Chino. Met lots of old friends, and made new ones. Chatted with some new friends, the Hansons, of Mojave airport, who knew Fred Holloway, who owned our Porterfield before us. Next year, a…"
May 23, 2010
Jerri & Chris Bergen left a comment for Tom Porterfield
"Tom- good afternoon to you- we've made some different porterfield shirts -thought you'd like to see a mockup of one-- The back of this one has the 3 Porterfields of Cable, and the front has the 'king of the air' Porterfield logo…"
Apr 19, 2010
Jerri & Chris Bergen left a comment for Jason Algra
"Jason - hello! Chris is not a Facebook guy, thus is unaware of 'friend requests'! But good to see your name on the web page. I'm looking for your phone number, as I'd like to see if you might have room for a show-stoppin T-28…"
Apr 19, 2010
Jerri & Chris Bergen and Jason Algra are now friends
Apr 19, 2010
Andy Gelston left a comment for Jerri & Chris Bergen
"You're very fortunate. My Collegiate was cobbled together by a couple that sort of knew what they were doing. The result was very pretty, and it received a lot of press covereage in the mid-80's, but it was hardly original. I've been…"
Mar 17, 2010
Jerri & Chris Bergen left a comment for Jason Algra
"Jason, I'm so sorry for not getting back with you sooner. I'm on the road most of the time and haven't taken the time to respond to personal email as I should. Cable is just as you left it, a wonderfull place to hang-out and fly with…"
Mar 15, 2010
Jerri & Chris Bergen left a comment for Andy Gelston
"Andy, Yes the wheel pants on my CP-65 are original. I'm extremely fortunate to have picked-up a Porterfield that has been restored to, what I believe, is as close to original as you can get. Fred Hollaway is the gentleman that did the…"
Mar 15, 2010

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Porterfield Formation flight to Ottumwa!

We're excited to post the plans for our 3-ship Porterfield flight from Cable Airport (CCB), Upland, CA to Ottumwa, Iowa, for the Antique Aircraft Association flyin, over Labor Day weekend.

We'll leave here with our 3 Porterfields  (1940, 1941 Collegiates, and a CP 75) around August 25th, and plan to arrive at Ottumwa August 30th.  We're…

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At 8:57am on March 17, 2010, Andy Gelston said…
You're very fortunate. My Collegiate was cobbled together by a couple that sort of knew what they were doing. The result was very pretty, and it received a lot of press covereage in the mid-80's, but it was hardly original.
I've been able to replace the instrument panel with one that meets the factory print and removed a lot of other items and mods thatmay be a homebuilder's dream but are an antiquer's nightmare.
I'd like to get a better look at your wheelpants someday, take some profile photos with a tape measure in the picture, so I can compare them myself to the Taylorcraft wheelpants, and see if they really are the same.
Soft landings,
Andy, in Vermont
At 7:16pm on March 15, 2010, Andy Gelston said…
Hey are those the original wheel pants on your Collegiate?
At 10:14am on January 10, 2010, Jason Algra said…
How was Cable?
At 9:56pm on December 4, 2009, Tom Porterfield said…
Chris,
Welcome to our Porterfield Club. Looks like we might eventually get everyone interested in Porterfields from Upland to join. Make sure you post some more photos of your CP-65. It looks real nice with the wheel pants.
Tom Porterfield
 
 
 

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