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North American AT-6D “Rascal V”- N8151

Serial Number 43639 Type Registration Individual Manufacturer Name NORTH AMERICAN Certificate Issue Date 10/23/1998 Model AT-6D Status Valid Type Aircraft Fixed Wing Single-Engine Type Engine Reciprocating Pending Number Change None Dealer No Date Change Authorized None Mode S Code 52617152 MFR Year None Fractional Owner NO Registered Owner Name LAURIDSEN HANS Street PO BOX 5027 City CAREFREE State ARIZONA County MARICOPA Zip Code 85377-5027 Country UNITED STATES Airworthiness Engine Manufacturer P&W Classification Standard Engine Model R1340 SERIES Category None A/W Date 12/19/1958

North American B-25J “Ol Gray Mare” – N3438G

Serial #: 44-86797 Construction #: 108-47551 Civil Registration: N3438G Model(s): B-25J TB-25J Name: Ol Grey Mare Status: Airworthy Last info: 2005 History: Delivered to USAAF as 44-86797, 19??. - Stored at Davis Monthan AFB, AZ, Dec. 1957-1959. George Race, Dallas, TX, May 6, 1959. - Registered as N3438G. William H. Wisner, Dallas, TX, July 1959-1963. Web Thomas Aircraft Sales, Addison, TX, Dec. 1963-1965. Robert Hobart, Gulfport, MS, Apr. 1965-1966. Caribbean Enterprises Int, Gulfport, MS, Apr. 1966. Carl Gibbons, Vernon Land & Coy Neal, West Monroe, LA, Aug. 1966. Caribbean Enterprises Int, Gulfport, MS, Sept. 1966. Web Thomas Aircraft Sales, Addison, TX, May 1967. Glenn H. Ransom, Brentwood, CA, May 1967-1973. Milton Welser, Stockton, CA, Mar. 1973-1978. Richard Skadsheim, Modesto, CA, July 1978. - WFU & derelict, Turlock, CA, 1981-1983. Carl Scholl/Aero Trader, Chino, CA, Aug. 1983-1985. Wiley Sanders Truck Lines Inc., Mar. 1985-2002. - Flew as "Samantha". - Later flown as USN 486797/WS/"Old Grey Mare". Hans Lauridsen, Carefree, AZ, June 7, 2004-2005. - Flown as USN 486797/WS/"Old Grey Mare".

Classic Warbird’s Dale Moody visits Allied Fighters Chino ,CA

Contributing editor Dale Moody,recently visited Allied Fighters in Chino,CA. Allied Fighters is the home of Jack Croul's P51 and P38.  The other hangar, called the maintenance hangar, is where Jack's second P51 is being assembled.  Dale met up with Jeff Harris, Jack's P-51 pilot . Jeff  gave Dale a tour of the Allied Fighters collection.  Some impressive stuff.  For more  on Allied Fighters please visit this Great collections web site

Blue Skies and Tailwinds Forever – Al Goss

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- Two people are dead after a plane crashed near Highway 58 west of Bakersfield. The World War II-era single-engine aircraft broke into pieces and caught on fire after crashing in a remote area, according to the Kern County Fire Department. The only nearby business is a Frito-Lay plant. The names of the people who died are unknown, but Federal Aviation Administration records show the AT-6F plane from 1945 is registered to Alfred Goss of Bakersfield. The cause of the crash is under investigation. Serial Number      112237      Type Registration      Individual Manufacturer Name     NORTH AMERICAN     Certificate Issue Date     08/15/1992 Model     AT-6F     Status     Valid Type Aircraft     Fixed Wing Single-Engine     Type Engine     Reciprocating Pending Number Change     None     Dealer     No Date Change Authorized     None     Mode S Code     52413667 MFR Year     1945     Fractional Owner     NO Engine Manufacturer     P&W     Classification     Standard Engine Model     R1340 SERIES     Category     Normal A/W Date     03/31/1994