Porterfield Airplane Club

Keep the Skinny Birds Flying Safely

Richard A. Finley
  • Male
  • Lake Villa, IL
  • United States

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About Me:
Porterfield Club Member.
Owned 1941 Porterfield for 31 years.
Interested in prototype modelmaking.
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After 11 years and 7 months the restoration of 1941 Porterfield, S/N 916, NC34814 was completed during November 1989, exactly 10 years after the original estimate.
The final 785 hours included covering, spraying, assembly for weight and balance, disassembly for moving to the airport for re-assembly and rigging bringing the total
number to 4505 reconstruction hours since starting in 1978.
The first flight after reconstruction was recorded on video on February 11, 1990.
After a CFI sign off the first solo on May 13, 1990 was also captured on video.
Annual Number 20 will be started next month (Nov. 2009) with more than 700 hours now showing on the Tachometer.
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At 12:23pm on October 7, 2009, Tom Porterfield said…
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. Your Porterfield is a beauty. We look forward to other pictures and videos of you and your airplane.

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