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At 12:45pm on November 3, 2015, t j neff said…

Hi Tom,

Hope you are well.  Thanks for keeping this club going.

I need a Marvel brand carburetor with mixture control for my LP65.

If I could find a C85 with electrical system and an engine mount I'd strongly consider make the conversion.



At 2:42am on September 8, 2015, Stan Hyde said…

Hi Tom ,I attempted to add a video to the Porterfield site and and did something wrong .Can you remove them and I will try again later.

Cheers Stan Hyde

New Zealand

At 10:24pm on July 11, 2015, charles dee sharp said…

For a memoir in which I write about soloing in 1948 in a Porterfield with minimal instruments, I need to be told what, besides a throttle, compass and an altimeter, what those instruments were. As I recall, the instrument panel was very plain with just 3 or 4 dials.

Many thanks.

Charles Sharp

At 8:35am on June 1, 2015, Mike Polley said…


I am looking for advice on how to rig the wings of my CP-65.  She is right wing heavy.  I read the assembly and rigging instructions but still need help.

At 12:59am on April 29, 2015, Stan Hyde said…

Thanks for the welcome .I take delivery of the Porterfield in about three weeks and cant wait.Will send updates and question as I get to know the old bird better.

Cheers Stan Hyde

At 8:30am on October 21, 2014, Craig Modlin said…

Hey Tom, 

Sorry for the late reply. My Porterfield is N27207, a 1940 CP-65. The previous owner was Earl Allen from Corning, CA. It was rebuilt in 2006 and it's a great plane to fly. I fly with the Cheap Suits Flying Club with their Cubs and it's fun when my little 65 horse can go faster than them :) I love taking this plane to events to put it on display. Everyone knows the Cub but not many know the Porterfield series. 


At 11:01am on September 24, 2014, patrick cole said…


At 10:00am on September 24, 2014, Olivier Duque said…

Many Thanks Tom. I discovered Porterfield plane and I try to make it known in Europe (2 s/n only) and particularly in France where there are only mine sn 720.



At 10:24pm on May 31, 2013, t j neff said…

hello Tom,


T. J. Neff here. I have a 1941 LP65. I desparately need a self started or and engine mount to convert to a Continental 85 or ??

Any leads/



At 4:57pm on May 31, 2013, Calvin Wiley said…
Thanks guys, got mine sold a couple weeks ago but I'm sure I'll have another down the road!
At 11:24am on October 25, 2012, Richard Earl said…

 Thank you Tom

 No we still own the CP 65   such a delightful aircraft

 Do you know anyone who would love to acquire BVWY ?

 very best


At 6:07am on October 8, 2012, Marv Hack said…

Thanks for the welcome Tom. I believe I read that you are keeping a record of the Porterfields, if so the 88Charlies are rebuilding a 1940 75C serial # 1651, N32317.

For those that are not familiar with 88Charlies; 88Charlies uses aircraft restoration projects to demonstrate to students the practical applications of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. A second benefit is that the program promotes aviation by giving students the opportunity to construct, repair and pilot airplanes.


At 10:04pm on June 11, 2012, Wesley Brown said…

Thanks for the welcome . I have made several offers forr this plane and it has bitten me . hopefully I will make a deal and will be heading up to pick it up . I'll let you know if I get it . I had David call me with a lot of information and he was a great help .  

At 4:51pm on June 3, 2012, Richard Earl said…
Hello Tom ,
very glad to join,
fantastic little aeroplane that is in perfect condition and flying .
No floats though!

We have all documentation from day one , and I shall forward more about it as I gather images etc
Porterfield cp 65. G-BVWY
Best regards

Richard and Brian
At 3:22pm on December 28, 2011, Heather Greer said…

Oh, ok :)  Mark is a auto mechanic and went to California to help me learn about the planes and figure out what to do with everything.  I still have 5 planes that I need to find homes for.  I knew before I got there that I wanted the Porterfield, I had researched all of my grandfather's registered planes and also knew that there must be a reason that he kept that one at the house.  But it sounds crazy for a girl like me to own a plane, much less learn everything about it, bring it to Texas, restore it and fly it.  So I slowly but surely convinced my mother (executrix of his estate) that I was serious.  They wanted to get rid of it, one of my aunts suggested we donate it to a park where it could be used as playground equipment!  I had to save him!  :)

At 6:08pm on December 26, 2011, Heather Greer said…

Hi Tom, yes he was a preacher and lived in Anaheim.  His name is Bill White.  I live in Texas near Houston and I hope to bring his porterfield here soon, I just need to find a place to store it and meet the right people I guess.  Did you know him?  Porterfields are so rare, I was kind of hoping that someone in this club might have had some kind of contact with him.  I have found most of logs and paperwork for all of his antique airplanes, except for the Porterfield.  He kept everything, so I know I will find it someday.  I just don't have any information on this plane.  I haven't had a chance to thoroughly go through his garage yet.  I did come across an old newsletter from 1977 where his plane was featured as Porterfield of the month for the club he was a member of.  I'll scan it in soon.  That's what gave me the idea to join this club.  This site has given me a lot of insight already.  I could find nothing at all on the web when I was searching last year.

At 12:20pm on December 5, 2011, David L. Brown said…


Sorry I have not gotten back with you.

Thanks for letting me be apart of the Porterfield club.

Well it looks like winter is here in Ohio. Time to hide in the shop for the winter. I have big plans to work on the Porterfield this winter.

How do I talk to about drawings for the porterfield?

Right now I am planning on doing all the wood work on the fuslage. stingers, bulkheads, back window frame, floor boards, etc.

Your help in sending me in the right direction would be great.

To answer your question my airplane is 1940 cp-65 NC25563 S/N 671

Thanks  Dave.



dave@tailwheels.com My aviation cartoon



At 2:04pm on November 2, 2011, Y B said…
Dear Mr. Porterfield
I'm happy to join your great club, I'm planning to upload some pics and info about our project soon.
I am hoping you can help me out with some questions regarding the LeBlond 70 engine.
My main inquiry is about the magneto couplings.
Do you know of someone who sell these kind of couplings?
If not do you know someone that manufacture them, or can you advise on how to manufacture them ourselves?
Do you know if an impulse coupling is required?

I sincerely appreciate your time for answering these questions.
Thank you and I hope to hear from you soon,

Yaad Barak
Air Paradive Ltd.
Tel: +972- (0)4- 6391068/9 
Fax: +972- (0)4- 6391301

At 2:47pm on August 18, 2011, Bob McCaa said…

Hi Tom;


I hope to. We are working to get the thing back into the air. Waiting for an Airworthiness Certificate.




At 6:53am on August 11, 2011, Hal Wyborny said…


 Thanks for the birthday greeting.  For the most part, the 1926 Model-T Coupe you saw in my (first--now replaced) photo sits in my hanger next to the Porterfield. Most of my time is being spent on restoring a car I have had since a young teen--a 1926 Model-T Tudor Sedan.  I am beginning to work on glass and upholstery.  So it should be finished this fall. 

Upon completion of the Model-T, the Porterfield should get my attention.  The wings were both damaged in 2005 in Hurricane Wilma.  An A&P/IA friend in North Carolina, who has a vested interest in it, has already rebuilt one wing. He made a new spar and several new ribs. He should complete the other one this winter.

 Thanks for your work for the club!


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