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#4380841 - 09/22/17 07:03 PM Old gem near my house....  
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Today was an awesome morning.

I have a friend (well we also work together) who owns an FBO on Long Island (not sharing the airport for respectful reasons) that offered a ride in his old '45 J-3 Cub. I had to go!!

Unfortunately, the ride was cancelled because of high winds thanks to Jose parked off the Eastern Seaboard... but that didn't stop for a great day.

After having a few laughs and talking shop about the J-3, he says to me... I got one more for you to see. I just have to make a call. So he did... next thing I know we're walking over to another mid-sized hanger he owns and I'm hearing the story about how this guy came to him wanting to rent space for a few of his vintage planes... my buddy is all giddy laughing to himself knowing what my reaction is going to be...

Sure enough, he goes in, turns off the alarm... in I go to the hanger and look at what is staring at me.... (next post)....


The Black Baron of Boistrancourt returns!!

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#4380843 - 09/22/17 07:15 PM Re: Old gem near my house.... [Re: OvStachel]  
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An AUTHENTIC, fully restored Mk.1 Spitfire....

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#4380844 - 09/22/17 07:20 PM Re: Old gem near my house.... [Re: OvStachel]  
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More... if this forum will cooperate today...

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The Black Baron of Boistrancourt returns!!

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#4380846 - 09/22/17 07:22 PM Re: Old gem near my house.... [Re: OvStachel]  
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Can't hurt having an old Voit Corsair hanging around as well... Jeeze...

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Last edited by OvStachel; 09/22/17 07:27 PM.

The Black Baron of Boistrancourt returns!!

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#4380847 - 09/22/17 07:23 PM Re: Old gem near my house.... [Re: OvStachel]  
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Finally... drooling as you can see....

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#4380853 - 09/22/17 08:13 PM Re: Old gem near my house.... [Re: OvStachel]  
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Ok OV, YOU owe it to us to tell us the history of that Spitzer, if you can!!!

Lovely experience you just had, right??


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#4380854 - 09/22/17 08:13 PM Re: Old gem near my house.... [Re: OvStachel]  
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Ok OV, YOU owe it to us to tell us the history of that Spitzer, if you can!!!

Lovely experience you just had, right??


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#4380857 - 09/22/17 08:36 PM Re: Old gem near my house.... [Re: OvStachel]  
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You lucky, lucky man OvS, I'd love to walk through that hangar myself. I don't suppose you were allowed into the cockpit of either of those gems, were you?

Robert, full story here: Restored Spit P9374

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#4380858 - 09/22/17 08:38 PM Re: Old gem near my house.... [Re: OvStachel]  
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[quote=OvStachel]Today was an awesome morning.
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hmm, this morning for me started at 4:30 with the dog getting sprayed by a skunk. I'd have preferred your morning, except that it would have required a change of pants. How long have those birds been stored there? wow they are beautiful.

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#4380873 - 09/22/17 09:44 PM Re: Old gem near my house.... [Re: OvStachel]  
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I don't know much about the owner... or the planes. He's very wealthy and needed a private spot to keep them... hence the hush-hush about them. It was amazing to see the Spitfire in person and up close... I'd never actually gotten that close to one other than at RAF Hendon with Sandbagger and Polovski, but we were still not allow to touch it.

I did not sit in it, no way I was going to push the limit like that for my friend. He was given very specific permission... even though it's his hangar the arrangement was that no one be allowed in or around without clearance from the owner's office.

It was very well restored, the guns have been covered over to pass FAA restrictions. Apparently it was shipped over from the UK in a container a few months ago.

No one knows it's where it is, so I thought best to keep it that way... I can only say... It's here... and it's truly a sight for any US war buff to see. We don't get to see the Spitfire, or Bf109 in it's true form. There's a few knock-offs flying around here and there at airshows, but nothing like this one.

It was a real treat and I was extremely thankful for being allowed to see it.

Best,

OvS

PS... I will say this though... the two together reminded me of a gorgeous late 60's Jaguar XKE sitting next to a early 70's Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda

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#4380925 - 09/23/17 03:32 AM Re: Old gem near my house.... [Re: OvStachel]  
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#4380956 - 09/23/17 11:36 AM Re: Old gem near my house.... [Re: OvStachel]  
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Very nice OVS and a very nice guy for allowing you the honor of seeing this treasure. As a former Cuda owner I appreciate your comparison although mine was the 340 version.

#4380979 - 09/23/17 04:16 PM Re: Old gem near my house.... [Re: OvStachel]  
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So glad you shared this with us mate! My jaw hit the desk when I saw the Spitfire - what a plane! I was in London for the 75th VJ day in 2015 and saw a pair of them fly over Parliament and Big Ben and was just floored by it. Gorgeous plane!

#4380997 - 09/23/17 06:58 PM Re: Old gem near my house.... [Re: OvStachel]  
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Thanks for posting the pics James, yeah also reminds me of the visit to RAF Hendon when they let us in for a private view of the new WW1 hangar and the aircraft in there. amazing.

Amazing to get close to a famous piece of history great story James!


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#4381002 - 09/23/17 08:54 PM Re: Old gem near my house.... [Re: OvStachel]  
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When I was in the USAF in the mid 1970s I spent three years in England stationed, among other places, at RAF Chicksands. I enjoyed many hours at nearby Biggleswade, Old Warden, and the Shuttleworth collection. And way back then, if one was persuasive enough and respectful enough, one was allowed to sit in the cockpits of many of the aircraft then on display - at least this one was. smile2 I think it may have helped that I was usually in uniform when I visited the collection. What I wouldn't give to be again within daily driving distance of such a gathering of historic war birds.

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#4381020 - 09/23/17 11:06 PM Re: Old gem near my house.... [Re: OvStachel]  
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WOW!!!!!

#4381257 - 09/25/17 02:39 PM Re: Old gem near my house.... [Re: OvStachel]  
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Brilliant stuff O.V.S,love the spit and cannot wait to fly it in WOTR

We're lucky over here in Blighty..we see the spit regular. That engine sound just won't be beaten
I also only live a few miles from the Potteries museum where we have a fully built Spit in there ( minus cockpit)
There's also the Merlin engine on show,and a lot of history regarding the great Reginald Mitchell.

We also have a statue of the great man. The spit is always in the hearts of us potteries folk.
http://www.thepotteries.org/photo_wk/046.htm


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#4381578 - 09/27/17 01:24 AM Re: Old gem near my house.... [Re: OvStachel]  
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You indeed had a great experience OvSatchel! man, to be that up close and personal with those birds - I've always had a soft spot for the Corsair (made my first virtual combat kill in one in CFS2). And the Spitfire! Oh, to be wealthy!

Or at least better fit for retirement... out our way we have the Beaver County Air Heritage Museum. it's pretty neat for such a small place. I don't know how they keep it going. And i don't know why it isn't listed on that page, but the last time I was down there, somebody was building a Spitfire - maybe he's just using their facilities and he's a private owner. This was to be a full size replica, as far as I know from original plans. Maybe someday I'll be able to help out a little.

Now you just have to keep close to this guy and maybe, maybe.... maybe someday an even closer look, a chat with the owner, dare we dream a ride? Or are they both the single seat version? I think sometimes they take combat equipment out from behind the single seater's seat to put in a seat for giving rides... i hope for your sake!


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#4382359 - 10/01/17 02:24 PM Re: Old gem near my house.... [Re: OvStachel]  
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A Mark I.....! My favorite WWII bird! I sure am glad there are folks with funds to be caretakers of relics like these. The Vought F4U is pretty cool but I'm partial to F2Gs in post war racing colors. Thanks for posting.


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