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Howard A. Coombs
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  • Port Orange, FL
  • United States

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About Me:
My career includes owning an FBO and Charter company in Central Florida. I am currently flying as a contract pilot in a 2008 Cirrus G3 Turbo. I have flown King Airs, Citation Jets, Sabre Liners, twin Cessnas, and most Piper models on a corporate level. I am anxious to get this restoration project complete so I can again enjoy flying my Porterfield.
Do you own a Porterfield Airplane?
My dad bought a 1941 CP65 Porterfield in 1968. He and I had it restored and we enjoyed flying it for about 8 years. Career commitments caused me to have to put the Porterfield in storage in 1981 and it was parked for 28 years. I began restoring it again in 2008 and it is a work in progress at this time. The plane is ready now for covering.
Are You a Pilot?
Yes

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WANTED: Speed Ring Blueprints for 1936 35-70

Give me a call if you know how I can obtain a set of speed ring blueprints for my 35-70 Porterfield ... (Leblond engine).    Howard Coombs 407-539-4324 or howardgin@bellsouth.net.  Thanks!

Posted on August 2, 2016 at 9:42am — 1 Comment

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At 11:06pm on May 17, 2011, Chuck Morrow said…
Well I had to ask to be friends to send a message, but that is nice also to be friends. As you see in the Porterfield Kid pictures at Chuck Morrow under my photos, your airplane reminds me of my Dad's. Lots of years ago, the last time I have knowledge of being even close to a Porterfield. So some day, I'd like to get up close to yours and perhaps sit inside for a couple minutes. Someday when ever I might get close to FLorida. That's all, you still remain my screen saver. Such a perfect airplanes. Regards
At 8:35pm on January 18, 2011, John Joseph OConnor said…
Hello Howard I am at Bob White Field just north of Orlando. I bought a CP65 that went into a ditch. I'm looking for a motor mount or plans for  one. Can you help me out. Thanks Jack OConnor 352 348 1325
At 10:19pm on October 7, 2009, Tom Porterfield said…
Howard,
Welcome to our Porterfield Club. We are glad to have you join us. Hope we can all benefit each other with technical info on the Porterfields and build lasting friendships. If you know anyone else interested, please fell free to invite them to join.

It must be really cool to have an airplane handed down from your Dad. Another member, Taylor Meier is rebuilding a Porterfield that his Dad bought for Taylor's Grandpa to teach him to fly in. Seems his Grandpa learned to fly in a Porterfield in the late 30's. I don't know if you'll be able to fly that Porterfield so low and slow after you've been flying all those other high-tech airplanes. LOL! Glad to have you aboard.

Tom
 
 
 

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