Keep the Skinny Birds Flying Safely
I made an error advising the rego I had reserved. It is VH-POF which was added to the register today. So now we can have "papa oscar foxtrot" calling. I have not found any handling notes or Flight Manual with the LP-65. Is anyone able to advise the status of such documents please. Remember, "its always tomorrow in Australia". Regards, Rob.
Added by Rob Glenn on November 28, 2011 at 1:30am — No Comments
Our Porterfield, LP-65 N37733, purchased from Don Bishop, Bowie, Texas, arrived in Australia this week and came out of the sea container in Sydney for road transport to Bathurst NSW. Some hold up to get through customs, where the container was x-rayed, and quarantine looking for all sorts of bugs trying to escape from the US. Amazingly, nothing was damaged in the slightest during the long voyage. Job now is to get the aeroplane assembled and finalise the paperwork to get full registration…Continue
Added by Tom Porterfield on October 30, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Don Siemens of Airman Acres in Collinsville, Oklahoma and Owner of a Porterfield LP-65,
NC37856 held his 50th annual Fly-In Bean Dinner on Sep 24, 2011. They had quit a good turn out. I've never seen such big pots of beans cooking. Here are links to 2 videos of the Fly-in on You-Tube.
The first one is 15 minutes long.
Allen Deiter did a real good job on…
Added by Tom Porterfield on October 5, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments
See Jay Underdown and Partner's (Larry Lightstone and Mike Weidhaas) Lone Eagle Porterfield at the Antique Aircraft Associations Annual Blakesburg, Iowa Fly-in. It is on the Part 2 Saturday Roll Call picture video of the link below at minute 7:32.
Part 1 of 2 Saturday Roll Call: http://youtu.be/IODWy_FIcao
Part 2 of 2…Continue
Added by Tom Porterfield on September 8, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments
A few weeks ago I took on the task of helping my dad finish the Porterfield project that he purchased in 1985. Although I have no experience rebuilding a plane, my father belonged to a group, for a short time many years ago, that restored old planes. However, in spite of his knowledge, there are still some questions that I have that he is not able to answer. Therefore, I would be eternally grateful for any information, advice, or support that fellow club members are able to provide. …Continue
Added by Bryant K Chambers on July 27, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments
Anyone interested in purchasing a 1948 Curtis Wright Model 5. It is time to sell it because I have too many projects and no time or space for this trailer anymore. Email me at CurtisWright1948@live.com if interested. If you do let me know you are in the Porterfield Club.
Added by Jason Algra on March 9, 2011 at 2:56pm — No Comments
ZL was quite busy in 2010, we made it to lots of fly-ins throughout the south and midlands of England and I did a long trip to Cornwall to visit my son. ZL performed well all the way through. Paul and I did Oshkosh, had a great time but we were disappointed that no Porterfields made it, understandable I guess considering the inclement start to the week! I flew in the B17 and we also managed rides in the Trimotor, a Breezy, Cessna 180, Cub and aeros in an Extra 300.
We've fitted a…Continue
Does anyone have these cowls or know who might be making them? Secondly, Joe Rankin tells me that there is a factory drawing showing the installation of a battery system for the CP65 and 75. Joe said he would look for it but her hasn't come up with it yet. Does anyone have one I could get a copy of? And finally can someone tell me where to get a stencil or decal of the Porterfield-Turner emblem. Thanks Darryl Coit firstname.lastname@example.org, Joplin, Mo.
Added by Darryl Coit on November 10, 2010 at 8:56pm — No Comments
Paul and I had a great time at Airventure, despite a bit of a wobble when we arrived and they were not allowing RVs in due to the waterlogging, but we blagged our way in and found a dry spot. We were disappointed there were no Porterfields, not surprising considering the previous week's weather I guess, although we did meet a young chap in the bar who had flown one! We met some friends who had flown a C180 in, we were at their plane when we witnessed the Jack Roush…
Added by Tom Porterfield on August 19, 2010 at 5:39pm — No Comments
I have a cp65 Porterfield N25542 . Does anyone know of a cp65 with a 85hp in it?
Added by Daryl Johnson on August 15, 2010 at 3:46pm — No Comments
Added by Carl Prather on August 13, 2010 at 5:51am — No Comments
Anybody off to Oshkosh this year?
Paul and I will be there from 24 July onwards, representing Great Britain (well somebody's got to). We are renting a camper van in Chicago so will be setting up shop on the campsite some time late afternoon on the first Saturday, plan on staying until the following Friday or Saturday, all depends on how saturated with aeroplanes we get. We hope to catch up with some Porterfields and their owners, don't know how we'll meet up though! Will…Continue
John Bange standing beside his vintage Porterfield Special monoplane, UH-UVH on his property at Back Plains, Queensland. A pioneering glider pilot, Bange designed and built the first enclosed-fuselage glider which made its maiden flight over Clifton on the 27 October 1935.…
Added by Tom Porterfield on March 15, 2010 at 1:00am — No Comments
The Air Mail mural was designed and painted by Mark Pestana, noted test pilot and Tehachapi artist. On May 15, 1938, The U.S. Postal Service issued a new Air Mail stamp as part of a national celebration for the 20th anniversary of the first U.S. Air Mail. Tehachapi marked the occasion with its inaugural Air Mail flight to Bakersfield. Harry Beauford, Jr., a Tehachapi resident and pilot, is shown standing next to his plane at Tehachapi…Continue
Added by Tom Porterfield on March 14, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments
Myron Collier was born June 8, 1930, on a farm near Butler, Ohio. He built model airplanes and, though he didn't know any pilots, knew he wanted to be one. An hour's worth of instruction was too expensive, so he paid for 15 minutes at a time. What he lacked in finances he made up for in determination, and by age 23 he had accumulated private, instrument, commercial, multiengine, instructor and ATR ratings. He financed his by teaching flying, and entered the…Continue
Added by Tom Porterfield on March 14, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments
April 3, 1939. Washington, D.C. "Col. Roscoe Turner, winner of speed trophies in the air, dropped down to Washington Airport today with a red high-wing monoplane which he presented to the friends of New China, represented by Miss Hilda Yen, Chinese Aviatrix. The plane, 'Spirit of New China.' was built by the Porterfield factory." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.…Continue
Added by Tom Porterfield on March 13, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments
The editor of the UK's most popular pilot's mag has been wanting to do a flight test of ZL for some years. Finally this happened in September 2009, the month of ZL's 70th birthday. The photoshoot was "interesting", the camera ship being a locally based Cherokee 6 with the back door removed, with me in the back seat of ZL offering advice. I've added some photos from the sortie and will post the article on the site when I get the pdf from the editor. He was quite complementary about the…Continue
Added by Steve Sharpe on February 12, 2010 at 3:32am — No Comments