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Harry Taggart left a comment for Richard Nelson
"Hello Richard. Saw your "find" of a PT26. I had a friend who bought a Canadian version (crated) from a museum back in the 1970's. It took him over 10 years to put it back together. The picture was taken on the same day it flew for the…"
Sep 30, 2019
Richard Nelson left a comment for Andy Gelston
Aug 26, 2019
Richard Nelson left a comment for Andy Gelston
"Hello Andy We just found a couple old planes in the backwoods of Louisiana( a 42 PT26 and a Porterfield. They have been taken apart and stored in various sheds, barns and old cars. I found the serial id tag in the back of a 59 Edsel wagon, the wings…"
Aug 26, 2019
Andy Gelston left a comment for Richard Nelson
"Welcome to our wee club for the skinny birds, Richard!  Would your old gal be a model 35-70?  We’d enjoy seeing photos of her and reading about her if you’d care to post something on the forum, blog, photos, videos, etc. Soft…"
Aug 26, 2019
Richard Nelson is now a member of Porterfield Airplane Club
Aug 26, 2019

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About Me:
President of Nelson Energy, antique car and airplane collector
Do you own a Porterfield Airplane?
Yes
1938 Porterfield
Serial# 337
Are You a Pilot?
Retired

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At 8:26pm on September 30, 2019, Harry Taggart said…

Hello Richard. Saw your "find" of a PT26. I had a friend who bought a Canadian version (crated) from a museum back in the 1970's. It took him over 10 years to put it back together. The picture was taken on the same day it flew for the first time after reconstruction. I'm in the back seat and my friend Johnny Cooper is up front, flying from a grass strip in Mohawk, TN. The PT handled like a wet sponge. Two years after completion is was sold to another pilot on the field who promptly overloaded it (240-# in the front seat and 300+ in the back) on a 100+ degree day and 1800' grass strip. Crashed into a river off the end of the runway. The plane remained largely intact and no serious injuries. It was sold as-is (wet and bent) to a flying club in Knoxville, TN. I understand they did a complete rebuild and it was flying again at Island Home airport. Good luck with your Porterfield!

At 8:38am on August 26, 2019, Andy Gelston said…

Welcome to our wee club for the skinny birds, Richard!  Would your old gal be a model 35-70?  We’d enjoy seeing photos of her and reading about her if you’d care to post something on the forum, blog, photos, videos, etc.

Soft landings,

Andy

 
 
 

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