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1939 Porterfield "Spirit of New China" with Roscoe Turner and Hilda Yen

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.…


Added by Tom Porterfield on March 13, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Fifteen minutes of fame for ZL

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…


Added by Steve Sharpe on February 12, 2010 at 3:32am — No Comments

Shock Absorber Disks

Does anyone know where to get shock absorber disks for a 1940 CP-65?

I have tried to Joe Rankin with no success.

Added by Charles Slinger on December 27, 2009 at 7:13pm — 1 Comment

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